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Tragelaphus strepsiceros

The kudu is a majestic antelope, the males boasting long, spiraling horns which were highly revered in Africa as musical instruments and ritual objects. Interestingly, the horns are not often used for defensive purposes against predators. Their main predators are lions and leopards. Humans are also a threat as the kudus' horns are a top trophy for hunters; and the meat and hides are popular too.
The kudus have beautiful, pale coats with white stripes on them that look almost as if they have been glazed with icing sugar. Their colour has given rise to the nickname "grey ghost". They are further distinguished by a mark of white hair between their eyes, as well as a ridge of long hair along the spine. All these interesting markings assist in camouflaging the kudu. If they sense danger they will typically stand still, becoming difficult to spot.
Herbivorous, the kudus are browsers and their diet includes leaves, herbs, fruit, flowers and succulents; preferring to feed in the early mornings and late afternoons. The bulls may form herds known as bachelor herds, but they are also prone to remain solitary. They are graceful animals and despite their size they can jump high and run fast.
Kudu can be found at Inverdoorn, nibbling on the succulents of the Karoo.


Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


112 LOOP STREET 8001

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 71 50


Big Five Safaris

  • 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...
  • Newborn Rhino at Inverdoorn

    Newborn Rhino at Inverdoorn

    The birth of a rhino at Inverdoorn Game Reserve has given hope for the future of the species. We find it greatly significant, as it gives hope to the future of this critically endangered...
  • 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...

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

112 LOOP STREET 8001

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 7150


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