Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge is situated just outside the town of Ceres. If you are driving yourself, there are many roadside attractions and activities to enjoy along the way. We have picked two possible routes you can take to get there or to take back to Cape Town.
Ceres is the main village you will travel through en route to Inverdoorn. The Ceres valley is a great place to visit throughout the year. It is renowned for producing fruit that is exported all over the world and since all roads that lead to Ceres traverse mountain passes, the region is a great adventure destination. For the less adventurous, enjoy a leisurely lunch on one of the fruit farms or take a cherry-picking tour. A scenic drive across the mountain passes that surround the valley is also a great way to spend an afternoon.
For the outdoor enthusiast there is plenty to do, such as quad-biking, ziplining and fresh water fishing. When you return from your amazing safari adventure at Inverdoorn, instead of heading back to Cape Town immediately, stop and enjoy all that Ceres has to offer en route.
For more information contact the Ceres Tourism Bureau on +27 (0)23 316 1287.
A great alternative route is accessing Inverdoorn via the historic town of Wellington, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, and along the 159-year-old Bain's Kloof Pass. The majority of South Africa's vine-cutting nurseries are found in Wellington. If you have booked an overnight safari at Inverdoorn you will have enough time in the morning to enjoy the Wellington Wine route. It is short and the cellars are in close proximity to one another, making it very popular.
If you have a little more time and are feeling adventurous, you can do The Wellington Wine Walk – a 3-day hike that meanders through vineyards, orchards and indigenous fynbos. The opportunity to sample the cheese, wine and olives produced in the region, as well as overnight stays in historic French Huguenot farms, adds extra charm to the outing.
Upon exiting Wellington you will travel over the magnificent Bain's Kloof Pass to reach Ceres. The pass remains largely unchanged since it was built many years ago. Snaking narrowly along the Witte River, take the time to stop and absorb the natural beauty of this unspoilt region.
For more information contact the Wellington Tourism Bureau +27 (0)21 873-4604/8
Beyond Inverdoorn are a host of holiday destinations to enjoy along the famous Route 62 such as the Cango Caves close to Oudtshoorn, The Owl House in Nieu Bethesda and numerous other attractions.
For more information contact Route 62 on +27 (0)23 616 3563
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