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:
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.
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.
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