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Track a Free-roaming Cheetah

Cheetahs released at Inverdoorn

The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. After a lot hard work and high hopes from the dedicated team at the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC), the second step in our rescue and rehabilitation programme has been completed. The cheetah centre at Inverdoorn has been rescuing cheetahs for 12 years with the ultimate goal of rehabilitating them for release into the wild. We are overjoyed to announce that we have released two of the wild cheetahs into the main reserve.

The rescue and rehabilitation of the cheetahs is complimented by the breeding and interaction programmes. The former aims to increase the number of the species, as well as their genetic diversity. The interactions allow guests to meet Velvet and Iziba, our tame cheetahs, while chatting to the handlers and volunteers about the conservation of this amazing big cat.

Those who have visited Inverdoorn will be familiar with the WCCC and its work. Besides interacting with cheetahs and visiting the centre during the game drives at the reserve, guests have the opportunity of watching cheetahs run after the sunset safari. These runs form an important part of both the breeding and rehabilitation programmes.

More good news follows, because we will be giving you the option of adding an additional cheetah experience to your trip. Together with one of our guides or handlers, you will be able to explore the vast plains of Inverdoorn searching for the wild cheetahs which have been released. Should your tracking be successful, you will see them roaming free in the wild. What makes this moment even more special is the knowledge that these are rescued cheetahs that have known hardship and pain and been on a long journey to freedom. Once you find them you will have the privilege of watching them adjust to the wild and, if they are feeling confident, practice their hunting skills.

Conservation is at the root of Inverdoorn and the cheetah has become the emblem for the reserve's mission to rescue animals and give them back their rightful home. Join us today in making our vision, your dream and the cheetah's desire for freedom come true. Your stay will help raise awareness and funds, so that hopefully one day all our cheetahs can have a future in the wild.


Track a Cheetah

Cheetah tracking times are not set and bookings can only be made at the lodge. Guests will be informed about times at the lodge.
Sessions can last from one to two hours.
Tracking sessions are only available to overnight guests.
Price: R860.00 per session


Terms and Conditions

• The cheetahs' space and comfort remain foremost.
• Tracking is subject to weather and availability.
• Tracking is limited to a maximum of six people per session.
• Children aged 16 and under will not be allowed on the tracking sessions.
• Listen to your guide and handlers at all times.
• Sightings during trackings are not guaranteed.


Save the Cheetah

Your decision to book a cheetah tracking session goes a long way in aiding Inverdoorn and the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation in saving the cheetah.
Here are more ways that you can help:
• Donate
• Like us on Facebook
• Follow us on Twitter
Meet a cheetah
• Spread the word


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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    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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Why choose Inverdoorn?

Amongst the wonders of Nature exists a splendid place situated in the magnificence of the vast open Karoo landscape, Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Iziba Safari Lodge. The 10 000 hectare property is a resourceful and stylish 'oasis' destination, only a 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town city centre.

Exclusive Cheetah interactions

Inverdoorn offers guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really get to grips with a cheetah through its Exclusive Encounters package that allow guests to spend time interacting with the cheetahs through stroking, petting and giving the cheetahs water. 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. Learn More...

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


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

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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