A Guide to Glamping

New to glamping? Thinking of planning a trip with family and friends but you don’t know where to begin? Have no fear, we have a comprehensive glamp-guide here. Glamping is sort of a mix between luxury and camping. It’s a camping expedition within the comforts of home, where you don’t need to squeeze into a…

Think before you Drink: Water Tips in South Africa

In South Africa, we are fortunate enough to be able to drink water straight out of the tap… in most cases. But South Africa’s water quality is fast degenerating as it gets more polluted through human activities. Most South Africans will drink tap water, as their immune systems are accustomed to the bacteria that live…

Enjoy a Malaria-Free Big 5 safari

Summer is fast approaching in Southern Africa. With the weather turning quickly, our least favourite friends are also returning, the mosquito, and the increased risk of malaria. Mosquitoes aren’t most people’s best friend, but in some areas in the world, they can be your worst enemy. The last thing you want on your South African safari…

Bird Watching at Inverdoorn in Spring

The fynbos flowers aren’t the only species showing off their spring colours this season. Watch the 165-bird species flocking to Inverdoorn this September. Inverdoorn Game Reserve is not only home to South African wildlife, but also to a wide array of birds. While visiting Inverdoorn during your South African safari, you’ll be able to go…

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air, and the flowers know it. With the season of summer fast approaching, nature shows off her best assets. Each year in September, the ground erupts in a flurry of colours. The earth is carpeted as far as they eye can see in bright oranges, warm reds, dainty yellow and even…

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…