Free-Roaming Big Five Game Reserve
The premier luxury big five safari destination within the Karoo. 

Inverdoorn game reserve is filled with various natural life, within the Klein Karoo. The reserve has made significant contribution to sustaining the biodiversity of the region. The 10 000-hectare reserve is also home to the successful cheetah conservation centre.

In 2012 Inverdoorn became a luxury Big five safari destination, after the introduction of elephants onto the reserve, accompanying the lion, rhino, African buffalo and the elusive leopard. Cape Cheetah, the rescue and rehabilitation centre was founded in 2001 and is home to a great number cheetah. Together with a profusion of wildlife which includes zebras, hippos, giraffes, wildebeest and springbok, guests are sure to have an unforgettable safari experience.

The reserve offers exceptional wildlife encounters, great scenery and modern accommodation amenities. There are a range of luxury accommodation options, from charming guest houses for families or bigger groups to chalets, luxury chalets, exclusive ambassador suite and the Inverdoorn latest accommodation called Kuganha tented camp. Surrounded by immaculate succulent gardens and the great expanse of the Klein Karoo, Iziba Safari Lodge provides comfort and respite. Situated just two and a half hours from Cape Town, the drive to Inverdoorn will take you over stunning mountain passes and through famed vineyards of the Western Cape.

Wildlife, Accommodation and Conservation


The Klein Karoo was once filled with members of the big five and other natural life. However, they were virtually wiped out due to settlement and agricultural development. Inverdoorn played a significant ecological role in South Africa by re-introducing endemic species to the region. The lions and elephants seen on safari and the calves residing in the rhino orphanage are all Big 5 members that have been rescued by the team at Inverdoorn.



The Cheetah is one of the great animals that Inverdoorn has rescued and returned to the region. With less than 10 000 cheetahs left in the world today, conservation initiatives such as Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC), pioneered their way forward for cheetah survival.  At cheetah interactions guest at meet and learn more about the tamed cheetahs at the reserve. For those booking five-star accommodation options, the interactions are automatically included. There is also the opportunity to go cheetah tracking with the handlers, see the wild ones during a safari and watch cheetah runs after sunset safaris. The privilege of seeing a cheetah reach speeds of up to 120km/h will be unlike anything you have experienced before.


The accommodation at Inverdoorn caters for all taste and budgets. For families or larger groups, opting for the guest house accommodation is ideal. The rest of the lodge is comprised of seven, four-star Chalets. Five, five-star luxury chalets and one luxurious five-star Ambassador suit. Guest can make themselves comfortable relaxing nearby the succulent garden, lounge area or by the pool. Additionally, the safari lodge has two bars and two bomas, perfect for nights under the stars reminiscing about your safari highlights, or gathering around a blazing fire during cold winter nights.


The trip to Inverdoorn is one of the most interesting and thrilling sightseeing routes within the Western Cape. 2.5 hour enroute to the lodge, guest can stop at various wine farms to sample some of the best wines within the region. There are a variety of food stalls that travellers can enjoy and stock up on, such as cheeses and olives. For those not interested in self-drive option, the Cape Town office can arrange transfers to and from the city.