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8 incredible animals to meet on safari

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Animals on Safari

8 incredible animals to meet on safari

We all know the beauty and majesty of the African bush from posts on social media and the like. But what's stopping you from going out there and experiencing it all for yourself?
Here at Inverdoorn game reserve and Cheetah conservation we have everything you could possibly want from a holiday: great service, luxurious accommodation and wildlife that become more than just a reason to visit, they become a reason to keep coming back.


1.The Rhinos: This endangered South African treasure has been poached close to the point of extinction and that's why we have made it our mission to try and keep this beautiful beast safe by putting poison into its horn that does not harm the animal but will only the thuggish poacher sick and the horn unsellable.
By doing this future generations might be able to see what we have taken so for granted.


2.The Giraffes: The long necked and awkwardly beautiful animals travel throughout our game reserve in herds that hunker down to munch on the Fynbos that grows in abundance at their feet.

Watching them is like watching a group of brown and gold models walk a runway in the Karoo.


3.The Lions: With manes so magnificent they scarcely seem real and coats to match our 3 lions are something to behold. Rescued from sure death and slowly but steadily settling into their new lives these apex predators are worth the journey to our lodge 2.5 hours outside of Cape Town.


4.The Cheetahs: Inverdoorn is a Cheetah conservancy and we love our big cats so much that they're on our emblem. We are Cheetah experts and revel in showing you the visitor everything about this animal. So come visit and learn more about the world's fastest land animal.


5.The Zebra: The perfect blend of black and white without the dullness of grey these horse-like wanders of Africa are so cute and cuddly that one might be forgiven for underestimating their strength, their kick is actually 10X stronger than that of a horse.


6.The Wildebeest: Striking in their appearance and stoically silent in their demeanour these warriors of the wild are something to behold in their natural habitat.


7.The bucks (Springboks, Gemsbok, Kudu and more): Springboks, South Africa's national animal, hang out with their buck brothers and sisters roaming free here at Inverdoorn. They hop, jump and skip all over the reserve casting beautifully silhouettes against the African sky.


8.The Elephants: Big, strong and gentle (most of the time) these animals that tower above us travel together in search of something to munch on, which the find in abundance on our thorn trees. Believe it or not these gentle giants love this food source so much that they don't even mind the prickly bits that hurt us with just a touch.


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