Exclusive Cheetah Encounter

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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.
  • Cheetah interactions are not available in the winter season (1 May - 30 September), except with a 5-star accommodation booking.
  • 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

  • Meet the Team: Daniella

    Meet the Team: Daniella

    Monday, 27 October 2014

    I am Daniella, I am a 25 year old woman and I come from a little town called Bathurst in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I have a huge passion for animals, especially when it comes to animal conservation. That's why I have found myself here at this beautiful place, Inverdoorn. I had no idea what to expect but it is definitely above...
  • Meet the team: Alex Isaacs

    Meet the team: Alex Isaacs

    Tuesday, 02 September 2014

    Inverdoorn – Writing about going on a big 5 safari game drive in the Western Cape is a million times easier than writing about oneself. Because I suppose, you can do hours of research on the beautiful African animals that roam the Klein Karoo and muse on it for hours whereas turning that investigative gaze inward is a much more daunting task....
  • Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Meet the Team – Lauren Leonard

    Monday, 25 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – In the past, when meeting a staff member the game reserve has done a question and answer session to get to know them better. But, this time, I thought ‘ let’s try something new’ because, of course, one of the best ways to get to know someone working here (specially) is to hear about their experiences and more while on...
  • Meet the team: Caroline

    Meet the team: Caroline

    Thursday, 14 August 2014

    Inverdoorn – What better way to get to know someone than in their own words?   Meet Caroline, happy, young and in love with Cheetahs.    Below, you can read about what’s it’s like to hang out with our baby Cheetahs and work with animals under the guidance of experts.    It’s not all cat kisses and...
  • Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

    Meet the Team: Mekka Pietersen

    Wednesday, 25 June 2014

    When you meet Mekka Pietersen, our Assistant Lodge Manager, you will be greeted with the biggest, warmest smile. She was born at Inverdoorn, where her family has lived for three generations, and she has worked at the lodge for 12 years. Full of laughter and smiles, she is an incredibly interesting person to talk to and one of the best...
  • Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Meeting the Interns: Victoria Paillusseau

    Friday, 04 April 2014

    Leaving one paradise for another, Victoria Paillusseau has come from her home in Mauritius to work at Inverdoorn as a lodge volunteer. This is her first time in South Africa and she decided to come here because "I love Africa. I already lived in the north, like Morocco, and I wanted to see how it was in the south." It doesn't end there...
  • Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    Meeting the Volunteers: John McIlvaine

    Thursday, 06 February 2014

    I mentioned previously that the cheetah team could no longer be referred to as the cheetah girls, and this is due to the presence of John McIlvaine. Coming from Seattle in the United States, this is his second time working with cheetahs in South Africa. “Everything about them is awesome,” he says when naming the cheetah as his...
  • Meeting the Volunteers: Annami Grabe

    Meeting the Volunteers: Annami Grabe

    Wednesday, 05 February 2014

    Something I loved about meeting the volunteers and talking to them was the way they carefully contemplated each question I put forward to them – and none more so than Annami, a local volunteer, hailing from Somerset West. She has found a perfect haven in Inverdoorn’s open spaces as she explains that she’s an outdoor person. “I...
  • Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

    Meeting the Volunteers: Cynthia Knuppe

    Monday, 03 February 2014

    The lodge is abuzz with activity, and not only because it’s summer season. The other reason for all the energy coursing through the reserve is the interns and volunteers. I have never seen so many at one time, and considering the passion and enthusiasm they bring with, you can just imagine the spirit in the place. I caught up with...

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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

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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