The first time you see a cheetah in close proximity at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge may be when the resident tame cheetahs, Banzi or Nushka, go on walkabouts with their handlers around the lodge and it is a truly magical experience. Amongst the 14 cheetahs that call Inverdoorn home there are five tame cheetahs, including Banzi and Nushka. Banzi, especially, has a really heart-warming story that the handlers will eagerly share with you.
Inverdoorn offers guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really get to grips with a cheetah through its Exclusive Encounters package that allows guests to spend time interacting with the cheetahs by stroking and petting the cheetahs and giving them water. Guests who opt for the five-star luxury accommodation packages automatically enjoy the one-on-one encounters, while an optional extra package is available to other overnight guests and even day visitors.
The cheetah is a very sensitive animal and so every care is taken to minimise their stress when being exposed to guests. We will make every effort to ensure an encounter, but there are certain conditions to be strictly adhered to:
These packages are designed to give you an exciting experience and to educate and encourage you to get involved. The money raised through these packages goes directly towards the work of the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation for the continued rehabilitation and research into preserving the cheetah for generations to come.
Book your visit to Inverdoorn today and get to know our cheetahs.