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ELEPHANT

Loxodonta africana

The African and the Indian elephant are the largest land animals, with the African being the larger of the two. In addition to their size, they can also be distinguished from each other by the shape of their ears. Remarkably, the African elephant has ears shaped like the African continent, while the Indian elephant's are shaped like India.

Elephants are continually eating, as they only digest 40% of what they eat. They stop growing at 35 – 40 and can live for up to 70 or even 80 years of age. Their lifespan is controlled by their teeth and once they lose their teeth they cannot live.

elephant-logo-v2bisAs legend has it, an elephant never forgets...and this is entirely true! Inverdoorn is proud to be the home of two, free-roaming elephants; namely, Bully and Nduna. These two elephants grew up together. Bully is between 25 and 28 years of age and Nduna is between 10 and 12. Both were bred in captivity. Bully was a movie star and has sadly lost one of his tusks. Nduna was also fated for a future in film; until he and Bully were transferred to Inverdoorn for a happier existence in their natural home, in a much larger space. 

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Big Five Safaris

  • Walk with Giraffes

    While each of our safari options are a wonderful experience, early-morning safaris start just before sunrise and are the reason overnight stays come so highly recommended. The animals are...
  • Rhino Orphanage

    In 2012, the RhinoProtect project was expanded. In December of that year two rhinos were introduced to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, bringing the total number of rhinos up to five. The new...
  • Overnight Safaris

    Seeing the warmth rise off a herd of buffalo, silhouetted in the glow of a bright Karoo sunrise, or a stealthy cheetah enjoying an early-evening run, is but a small part of the excellent...

Fauna and Flora

Mammals, birds, insects and an abundance of plant life can be found at Inverdoorn from giant elephants and fat hippos to floating butterflies and a colourful array of flowers in the spring. The Karoo is a biodiversity hotspot and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thousands of Animals

Whether you are searching for the celebrated Big 5 or are an avid bird-watcher, your trip to Inverdoorn will not leave you disappointed. White rhinos graze with African buffaloes, whilst wildebeest frolic in the background. Giraffes are gentle and magnificent giants who will even allow guests to walk among them. South Africa Shellducks and Egyptian Geese splash together through the water and flamingos have been spotted at Inverdoorn during their migration.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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