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…

An overnight trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve

Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Lodge 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 array of wildlife animals who now…

Inverdoorn’s Supporting Cast Of Wildlife: The Small 5

Inverdoorn is widely known as being the nearest big five safari for those traveling to Cape Town, but there is a huge supporting cast of wildlife that forms the supporting cast of Africa’s legendary animals. As with any ecosystem, it takes all shapes and sizes to complete the circle of life. Naturally, the big five…

Unearthing the Klein Karoo

Inverdoorn Game Reserve is nestled in a little bowl in the Klein Karoo. An arid countryside greets you as you pass from Ceres to the valley where Inverdoorn sits. This cracked landscape appears barren at first glance. The summer sun beats down on the bone-dry valley, and you find yourself wondering ‘how can anything survive…

Inverdoorn: A Window Into The Past

Ancient Inverdoorn Not only is Inverdoorn a place of sanctuary for its wildlife but is also located on the edge of one of the most historically significant sites in the history of the planet. The Karoo Basin holds some of the earliest fossil evidence for life on earth. It is almost impossible not to mention…

A Starry, Starry Night at Inverdoorn

Inverdoorn Game Reserve is perched in an isolated bowl in the Klein Karoo. This seclusion means fewer services, no malls and low connectivity. However, being cut off from the real world has its perks. Be surrounded by the Karoo landscape and uninterrupted views of the night skies. Stargazing in the Klein Karoo For a long…

A retreat in the heart of the African Bush! Kuganha

Rejuvenate in Nature and sheer luxury! – Kuganha Tented Camp When visiting Kuganha, spend time and relax without the burdens of modern day technology. Kickback and relax and embrace the beauty of the 10 hectares, wildlife and the landscapes of the Klein Karoo. It’s truly a genuine and unpretentious setting as it promises unaffected genuine…

Focus on: Martial Viot

Meet Martial Viot, the marketing & IT manager at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. He has a communication masters behind his name with emphasis on e-marketing, ad serving and mostly SEO. He has an addiction to coffee, biltong and a weird phobia against rodents. Let’s get to know more about Martial.   Tell me more about yourself?…

Focus on: Arthur Loiselier

A glimpse into the life of Arthur Loiselier! Arthur was born and raised in Paris. However, South Africa is the place he calls home, after living in Cape Town for a few years as a child and completely fell in love with the country. “Inverdoorn is not just work to me, it’s home, it’s family”…