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Exclusive Cheetah Interaction

Saving the fastest running animal on Earth

The first time you see a cheetah in close proximity at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge may be when the resident tame cheetahs, Velvet or Iziba, go on walkabouts with their handlers around the lodge. This is a truly magical experience. Many of the rescued cheetahs have a heart-warming, and sometimes heartbreaking, story that the handlers will eagerly share with you.

Inverdoorn offers guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get to grips with a cheetah through the exclusive chance to spend time interacting with them. Whether stroking and petting the cheetahs or giving them water, it is an amazing experience. Guests who opt for the five-star luxury accommodation packages automatically enjoy the one-on-one encounters, while an optional extra package is available to other overnight guests and even day visitors.

The cheetah is a very sensitive animal and so every care is taken to minimise their stress when being exposed to guests. We will make every effort to ensure an encounter, but there are certain conditions to be strictly adhered to:

 

  • Cheetah interactions are subject to the right weather conditions and availability.
  • Children aged 16 and under will not be able to partake in cheetah interactions. Babysitting services are available for a nominal fee.
  • Do not wear sunglasses or loose clothing that can flap in the wind.
  • Do not call or whistle at the cheetah.
  • Always listen to the handlers.

 

These packages are designed to give you an exciting experience and to educate and encourage you to get involved. The money raised through these packages goes directly towards the work at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation for the continued rescue, rehabilitation and research into saving the cheetah for generations to come.

Book your visit to Inverdoorn today and get to know our cheetahs.

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Donation To Inverdoorn / Capecheetah

Save Cheetahs and Rhinos

All donations go directly to Inverdoorn Game Reserve to assist in the conservation work undertaken by the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation and RhinoProtect.


Your contribution goes a long way in assisting the efforts of these initiatives, including the rescue and rehabilitation of cheetahs and increasing security measures for the rhinos, in an effort to deter poaching.

 

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Donations Sheet

Below is a guideline to how your donation will help:


€5 = A meal for our tame cheetahs
€10 = A meal for our pride of lions
€20 = Feed a baby rhino for a week
€50 = Rhino night patrol for one week


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Meet The Team

  • Focus on: Rudia Achmat

    Focus on: Rudia Achmat

    Monday, 22 August 2016

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Rudia Achmat (26) from Cape Town. Rudia studied travel and tourism and today she can pass on her relevant experiences and advices to people wanting to follow in her footsteps. Let’s get to know more about Rudia and the career path that she has followed:   What is your role at the Inverdoorn game...
  • Focus on: Lauren Leonard

    Focus on: Lauren Leonard

    Monday, 15 August 2016

    Today we place "FOCUS ON" Lauren Leonard (23). South African, born, bred and buttered in Cape Town. She comes from a journalistic and media background and has quickly developed a love for the world of marketing. Below we have compiled a list of questions to get to know Lauren and the career path that she has followed:   What is...
  • Meet Chantelle De Bruin

    Meet Chantelle De Bruin

    Monday, 01 August 2016

    Meet Chantelle de Bruin(21), one of Inverdoorn Game Reserves passionate and dedicated volunteer. Chantelle, was born in Bloemfontein, Free State and moved to Cape Town, a few years back. She studied Nature Management at Centurion Academy. Chantelle absolutely loves working in nature and by working at Inverdoorn has been a dream come...
  • Focus on: Cache Chetty

    Focus on: Cache Chetty

    Monday, 18 July 2016

    Meet Cache Chetty (23), reservation agent at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. Today we place FOCUS ON the unsung heroes that make Inverdoorn a great success: Cache loves communication and is extremely organised. Her love for working with people makes her great at her job. Coming from the hotel industry background, has given her a great...
  • Focus on: Tracey-Lee Rhoode

    Focus on: Tracey-Lee Rhoode

    Monday, 11 July 2016

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Tracey-lee Rhoode, One of Inverdoorn game reserves, friendly and passionate reservations lady. For the past 2 years she has been Involved in the tourism industry. During this time, she has been trained and certified on a number of software platforms and systems. She describes herself as a person with...
  • Focus on: Jenna Sleep

    Focus on: Jenna Sleep

    Friday, 08 July 2016

    Today we place “FOCUS ON” Jenna Sleep (31), a hardworking, passionate and loving Cheetah handler, that inspires everyone around her with her great personality. Jenna was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, but have lived in Cape Town, since the age of 13. When she finished school, she thought she wanted to become a teacher and...
  • focus on: Shawn Etsebeth

    focus on: Shawn Etsebeth

    Wednesday, 15 June 2016

    Focus on Shawn Etsepeth Today we place “FOCUS ON” Shawn Etsebeth(29), one of Inverdoorn game reserves daring and adventurous safari rangers. Shawn, grew up on a farm in the Free-state. After matriculation, he studied and received his FGASA certification. His love and passion for wildlife allows him to thrive in the career that...
  • Meet the team: Lea

    Meet the team: Lea

    Wednesday, 02 December 2015

    I am Léa, I arrived in South Africa only 15 days ago and would be the new graphic designer. I come from France, La Rochelle more exactly, a pretty town facing the sea on the west coast. I ended my studies, graphic designer 1 year ago but I did not find work in France. If someone told me I would find a work in Africa, I would not have...
  • Meet the team: Stephane

    Meet the team: Stephane

    Wednesday, 02 December 2015

    Last time we interviewed Stephane Lemonnier, the marketing assistant, who have been travelling around for 5 years and now he is back again in South Africa, joining the Marketing team yet again.   Previously we asked him questions about his background etc., to get to know him but this time we have spiced things a bit up. They...
  • 2 weeks among the marketing team

    2 weeks among the marketing team

    Friday, 03 July 2015

    The last 2 weeks I had the opportunity to go to Cape Town and work in the Head office in the marketing department. I was so excited to go and see the other side of Inverdoorn. It was a new adventure for me because I went in there not knowing what to expect especially when I know nothing about marketing. I started the day of by meeting...

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You always wanted to make a difference and help with Rhino or cheetah Conservation?

Join our Capecheetah or Rhinoprotect team and live a unique wildlife experience.

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Close to Cape Town

Just two and a half hours from bustling metropolis of Cape Town, guests will encounter wildlife in all its natural splendour, including the Big 5. This term initially referred to the five most challenging animals to hunt in Africa, but have now become the most sought after animals on a safari.

Day and Overnight Packages

Inverdoorn offers day visits which entail a three-hour safari and lunch back at the safari lodge. Day visits are ideal for those limited on time and budget or even just for those looking for a quick escape from the city. Overnight guests encompass two safaris: one at sunset and one at sunrise the next day. All meals are included and are served at the boma under the stars for a real South African safari experience.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

112 LOOP STREET 8001
CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Tel:  +27 (0)214 220 013
Fax: +27 (0)86 719 7150

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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