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Cheetah Runs

Cheetahs are the fastest living animals on land, capable of reaching speeds of up to 120km/h when chasing their prey. Running is essential to their overall health and wellbeing, particularly whilst they are in captivity. Running them ensures that their natural hunting instincts are not lost and it also has important benefits for their reproductivity. 

Running Exercises with the Cheetahs

cheetah-200x200If you are taking a recommended overnight package, the last stop on your early-evening game drive will be the cheetah sanctuary. Here you will see them put through the paces of their daily runs by means of a pulley system, customised to accommodate the incredible running speed of the cheetah. You will enjoy refreshments and snacks while the rangers introduce you to the work of the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation.

The purpose of the early-evening runs is to ultimately release the cheetahs into the main reserve, so that guests will be able to view these magnificent creatures in their natural environment, hunting and breeding as nature intended them to. The breeding programmes aim to increase the number, and genetic diversity, of cheetahs in Africa.

There is also the option for guests to interact personally with one of our tame cheetahs and should this not be included in your package, you can choose to include it as an extra. As the cheetahs are sensitive creatures every care must be taken to minimise their stress. However, should the weather permit, every effort will be made to provide guests with the opportunity to spend intimate time with the cheetahs.

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist with the cheetahs' daily care and exercises. If you have a passion for wildlife and conservation, especially cheetahs, contact us now in order to become part of our volunteer program. You will assist in taking them through their daily paces, including the runs. There is much to learn and you will be duly enriched by this experience, while doing your part to conserve this precious big cat. Apply Here!


* Cheetah interactions are subject to the right weather conditions and availability. They 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. 



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

* Paypal accepts all currencies and credit cards

Meet The Team

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    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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    Thursday, 04 June 2015

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    Friday, 22 May 2015

    Let's meet Meshack, the elephant handler, specialist and friend at Inverdoorn. He took some time to answer a few of our questions. Let's see what his job entails and talk about the elephant's stories.   Can you introduce yourself? My name is Meshack Baoura, I'm originally from Zimbabwe and I'm 36. I'm an elephant handler. The...
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    Thursday, 07 May 2015

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  • Meet the Team: Stephane Lemonnier

    Meet the Team: Stephane Lemonnier

    Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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  • Meet the team: Baptiste Rezé

    Meet the team: Baptiste Rezé

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015

    The staff at Inverdoorn has unique and diverse personalities but one thing that brings and keeps them together is the love and passion they have for wildlife and conservation. Baptiste Rezé Marketing Assistant for Inverdoorn comes from Laval, France. This dynamic, passionate and adventurous guy loves exploring and learning new...
  • Meet the team: Lena Pailler

    Meet the team: Lena Pailler

    Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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  • Meet the Team: Anita

    Meet the Team: Anita

    Monday, 08 December 2014

    My name is Anita, I’m a nineteen year old girl from Germany and I finished school in July. I have always loved working with animals, back at home I take care of a horse and I help at my riding school whenever I have the time to do so, therefore I decided to take part in voluntary project with endangered animals and Inverdoorn gave me...
  • Meet the Team: Julie

    Meet the Team: Julie

    Monday, 03 November 2014

    First I want to give you news about Inverdoorn. This week was really interesting because I saw the cubs play in the water of the big dam, they tried to hunt some bird and they were runing in the water. It was funny because they felt scared and curious at the same time. Clyde is more independant than lula and benji, for example today...


Join us now!

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.

Become a Volunteer

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


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


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