Discover Inverdoorn Game Reserve

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Discover Inverdoorn

Discover Inverdoorn


The beautiful city of Cape Town is one of South Africa's biggest and most popular cities and the gateway to an excellent safari destination. Just two and a half hours from the bustling city lies Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge, the largest game reserve in the region.

With an abundance of wild animals, including the Big 5, Inverdoorn is the natural choice for discerning travellers seeking a unique safari experience that places emphasis on conservation and the rehabilitation of wildlife. Being so close to Cape Town, the game reserve is easily accessed via clearly marked roads that meander through mountain passes and winelands.



Inverdoorn is the only game reserve close to Cape Town that offers intimate encounters with tame cheetahs*. The cheetah rescue and rehabilitation centre has been central to the game reserve's success and growth over the last ten years and is currently home to 14 cheetahs. The centre is dedicated to protecting the species, which is one of the most vulnerable big cats in Africa.

The fastest land animal on Earth, the cheetah is notoriously difficult to breed in captivity; but the staff work tirelessly to create the optimal environment in which the cheetahs can thrive and, to date, two cheetahs have been born at the centre. Visiting the site is a special addition to your safari experience and unique to Inverdoorn – and all of this merely a stone's throw away from Cape Town.


With two rescued elephants introduced in 2012 and two cheetahs from the rescue and rehabilitation centre released in 2013, the reserve is thriving. Inverdoorn has achieved its conservation aims of reintroducing endemic species back into the region and allowing them to roam free as nature intended. The team continues to work determinedly to rescue more animals and release the other cheetahs too.


The game reserve and cheetah centre is located in the beautiful Ceres Karoo, a region teeming with life of all forms. A large variety of endemic plant species, including a plethora of succulents, capture the imagination with their intriguing shapes and evolutionary adaptations, making the Karoo worth a closer and more intimate look.

The road to this amazing region will see travellers hit Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. En route to the safari lodge, or back to Cape Town, are a number of secluded pit stops where you can enjoy the best local produce the region has to offer.

Through luxury accommodation, thrilling game drives and an amazing experience with cheetahs, we strive to make your safari adventure a memorable one. Within easy travelling distance from the city, Inverdoorn is a must on your holiday to Cape Town.

Contact us today and let us help you plan your safari adventure.

*Cheetah interactions are subject to the right weather conditions and booking. If you’re travelling to the game reserve with children under the age of 16, for their safety, they will not be able join you when interacting with the cheetah. Babysitting services are available if required.


A Luxury Game Reserve

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Meet the Team

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The Inverdoorn Story

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


112 LOOP STREET 8001

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


Article Reserve

  • What to Pack

    Inverdoorn Game Reserve is situated in the Karoo, which is a semi-arid desert, and the climate is perfect for all kinds of activities. The temperatures can be extreme during the summer...
  • Chic Curios

    Great care was taken in the selection of the art pieces that adorn the rooms at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge. The same attention to detail has gone into choosing the...
  • Malaria-Free Game Reserve

    Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is situated in the dry heartland of South Africa – an entirely malaria-free, Big 5 game reserve. There are areas further north that are...
  • Meet the Team

    Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is staffed by some of the most dedicated and talented professionals. Their passion for wildlife conservation and the safari lodge is evident...
  • Activities & Special Events

    The still plains of the Karoo evoke a sense of calm and contentment in visitors to the luxury lodge and cheetah sanctuary. From the luxurious accommodation options to thrilling game...

1 200 Reasons

More than 1 200 animals roam free over the vast plains of the Ceres Karoo at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. Comprised of 28 different species guests will encounter various animals – from hippo, giraffe and impala to springbok, wildebeest and bat-eared foxes. In addition, more than 80 species of birds soar through the skies.

The Cheetah and the Big 5

The cheetah has a special place in the hearts of all those who work at the game reserve. These magnificent big cats can be seen on safari; being taken through routine runs reaching speeds of up to 120km/h and encountered in exclusive interactions. Safaris at Inverdoorn become an even greater adventure as game rangers help guest search for the famous Big 5, namely: the rhino, elephant, lion, African buffalo and the illusive Cape Leopard.

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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