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ANT HILL

ANT HILL

If you have been on an Inverdoorn safari you have surely driven past the game reserve's famous ant hill. This ginormous mound is hard to miss, but what you are seeing is only the tip of the iceberg, or the ant hill in this case. Ninety percent of the ant hill is underground and home to ants and termites. These insects may make some people's skin crawl, but they play an important role in ecology by bringing up soil rich in nutrients, which plants make use of. Plant life forms the diet of various species – such as elephants, giraffes and antelopes – and these animals, in turn, are a food source for carnivores.

If this all sounds incredibly familiar, it's probably because it formed part of Mufasa's speech to Simba in The Lion King about "the great circle of life." Another example of how the members of the animal kingdom assist each other is the aardvark. This nocturnal creature (whose name translates to earth pig) feeds on ants and termites, and the gaping hole you see in the anthill was made by an aardvark. It burrows into the hill, using the claws on its front feet, in order to get to the juicy feast inside.

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Reservations & Info

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

 

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

Big Five Safaris

  • Rhino Orphanage

    In 2012, the RhinoProtect project was expanded. In December of that year two rhinos were introduced to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, bringing the total number of rhinos up to five. The new...
  • Day Trip Safaris

    A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without a trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge. Only 2.5 hours outside of the city a Big 5 Day Trip Safari with a visit to a...
  • The RhinoProtect Treatment

    In the past few years there has been an increase in rhino poaching, with South Africa as a prime target for poachers. With hundreds of rhino being poached annually for their horn, which...

Fauna and Flora

Mammals, birds, insects and an abundance of plant life can be found at Inverdoorn from giant elephants and fat hippos to floating butterflies and a colourful array of flowers in the spring. The Karoo is a biodiversity hotspot and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Thousands of Animals

Whether you are searching for the celebrated Big 5 or are an avid bird-watcher, your trip to Inverdoorn will not leave you disappointed. White rhinos graze with African buffaloes, whilst wildebeest frolic in the background. Giraffes are gentle and magnificent giants who will even allow guests to walk among them. South Africa Shellducks and Egyptian Geese splash together through the water and flamingos have been spotted at Inverdoorn during their migration.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

PO BOX 304 SEA POINT 8060
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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