Celebrating World Elephant Day

On Saturday, 12 August the we celebrated World Elephant Day across the earth. The concept was invented by Canadian filmmakers to bring attention to the plight of African and Asian elephants who are listed as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘endangered’ species, respectively. The movement was started in 2012, to share knowledge and positive solutions for the better…

Are you older than the Big five?

Humans have been on the planet rapidly changing their environments through expansion and technology. But were we always the biggest fish in the pond? The Modern Human, or Homo Sapien, started exploring the corners of Africa quite recently . Before the Homo Sapien, there were many other human-like species species roaming Africa and Europe. But…

Get to know the Fynbos Kingdom at Inverdoorn

Visit South Africa and marvel at its local ‘fynbos’, a unique floral wonder. It is one of the six floral biomes in the world and the only one indigenous to a single country. The fynbos is also the smallest floral kingdom found in the world, which is why it is being protected. The biome includes a wide…

What we do at Inverdoorn

Come explore the wild Big Five in one of the most archaic landscapes in the world. Situated in the Klein Karoo, near Ceres, Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to a diversity of wildlife indigenous to the semi-arid area. Take a walk on the wild side. Catch the setting African sun behind the silhouette of gangly giraffes and the…

An Overnight Stay at Inverdoorn Game Reserve

When visiting Inverdoorn Game Reserve, it is recommended to stay overnight. Th is settled in a little corner of the Klein Karoo near Ceres. This conservation reserve offers the perfect break from city life and sits next to the Middle of Nowhere, really off the beaten track. But this reserve offers a haven for an…

Giraffe not part of the Big Five

The giraffe is the tallest, and perhaps the most awkward, of all the terrestrial mammals. Despite their size, they do not make it onto the Big Five list. These large mammals are found roaming the plains of Africa. They have a comical appearance, with their neck stretched up to 2.5 meters in length, which makes up more…

Conserving Nature means Conserving Ourselves

Humans and the environment are inextricably linked. We cannot define ourselves without it or beyond it. We are part of the local and global ecosystem and play and active role in altering it. Unfortunately, in recent years, we have played a more destructive than constructive role. We need to place more emphasis on conserving our…

Be water wise when travelling through the Cape

The Western Cape is running low on water and is working hard on saving this precious resource. Whether your are a guest at Inverdoorn or merely travelling through the Western Cape, here are some tips on how to save water. South Africa is the 30th driest country in the world, with the Western Cape being…

Things to do in Cape Town

Embarking on a wildlife safari is just one of the many things you can do in Cape Town. The city itself has a lot to offer, as well as the surrounding Cape Winelands. Make sure that you plan a full itinerary when you come to the Cape – it’s worth it. Cape Town is the…

The Origin of the African ‘Safari’

When we say safari, what picture comes to mind? An African savannah stretched thin over the horizon, the hungry roar of a lion and a nervous herd of zebra wading through the grass? Perhaps you are on a 4×4, snapping away as quickly as your Nikon camera allows you to, clad in khaki clothing and a…

Step into the Wilderness: Why we need the Wild

Take a deep breath. Breathe in the wild of the Klein Karoo. Feel it’s edge. Listen to the sounds of the natural world blossoming around you. Exhale all the pollutants, the stress, the negativity. Let the vastness of the Karoo landscape soak up your sorrows. Relax. When the rat race of everyday city life gets too…

Focus On: The Hippo

Although the hippopotamus may seem like a laid back animal, it is, in fact, one of the most dangerous animals you will encounter in Africa. Forget the Big Five; the hungry hippo is the animal to watch out for. Their hulking size and massive jaws are the reason National Geographic named them the most “dangerous animal…

Inverdoorn: The Land Forgotten By Time

Reconnect With Yourself and Nature As the afternoon sun brings down its orange glow on the Karoo and the lodge at Inverdoorn, everything around you seems to take on an ethereal quality. The day, the week, the month, the year and time itself become a footnote in surroundings that are as antiquated as they are…

What makes the Big Five “The Big Five”?

Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to the Big Five, but is the Big Five? What does it mean to be the Big Five? The term was originally coined in the 19th Century by trophy hunters. Today it is the most popular safari sighting. Why the “Big Five”? The term ‘the Big Five’ stems from early…

Welcome to the the Cape of Storms

Rain finally comes to the shores of Cape Town, and everyone across the Western Cape welcomes the storm. A drought that has been plaguing the Western Cape over the past couple of months has hopefully come to an end. Everyone braces themselves in the Western Cape today as the strongest storm in 30 years is about…

How to Survive an African Safari

Going on your first African safari? Here is a quick how-to guide on how to survive your first time experience. If you have been on safari before, this guide can still help you prepare for a safari getaway at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. You’re planning a weekend away in the wild. What could be better? Yet,…

Escape to the Klein Karoo in Winter

There is something so peaceful about the Klein Karoo in winter. The rest of the Western Cape is pelted with rain, but Inverdoorn Game Reserve remains relatively dry. Winter is often a welcome change. Summer temperatures can reach up to low forties in this semi-arid stretch of the world. But winter the daytime temperature drops to…