Big 5 Game Reserve

Inverdoorn provides the ultimate big 5 safari experience just under 2.5 hours from Cape Town

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Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve is just under 2.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town – in the malaria free Ceres Karoo.

The 10 000 hectare private game reserve offers luxurious Big 5 safaris for day visitors and overnight guests. All members of the Big 5 – the elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and the elusive leopard – are represented at Inverdoorn. The wildlife is thriving and during your safari you may come across herds of eland, gemsbok and zebra, or hippos wallowing in the dam. The rhinos are a distinct highlight at Inverdoorn.

The reserve is also home to a successful cheetah conservation project and has made a significant contribution to sustaining the biodiversity of the region.

In 2012 Inverdoorn became a luxury Big five safari destination, after the introduction of elephants onto the reserve, accompanying the lion, rhino, African buffalo and the elusive leopard. The cheetah rescue and rehabilitation centre was founded in 2001 and is home to a great number cheetah.

Together with a profusion of wildlife which includes zebras, hippos, giraffes, wildebeest and springbok, our guests are sure to have an unforgettable safari experience.

Cheetah Conservation

The cheetah is one of the great animals that Inverdoorn has rescued and returned to the region. The privilege of seeing a cheetah reach speeds of up to 120km/h will be unlike anything you have experienced before.

Wildlife, Accommodation and Conservation

About Us

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve is situated under 2.5 hours from Cape Town, in the vastness of the majestic Tankwa Karoo and offers a variety of day and overnight safari options.

The Big 5 Safari

The Klein Karoo was once filled with the big five and other wildlife life. However, they were virtually wiped out due to human settlement and agricultural development. Inverdoorn endeavours to restore this once magical wildlife setting.

Cheetah Conservation

With less than 10 000 cheetahs left in the world today, conservation initiatives such as the Inverdoorn Cheetah Conservation Project is of utmost importance for cheetah survival.

Stops Enroute

The trip to Inverdoorn is one of the most interesting and thrilling sightseeing routes within the Western Cape. Only 2.5 hours enroute to the lodge, you can stop to sample some of the best wines in the region.

Overnight Safaris


Seeing the warmth rise off a herd of buffalo, silhouetted in the glow of a bright Karoo sunrise, or a stealthy cheetah enjoying an early-evening run, is but a small part of the safari experience you can expect from an overnight stay at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve.

Child policy: please note that children under the age of 4 years old are not permitted on game drives.

Overnight safari accommodation is offered in the premier Ambassador Collection (suites or chalets) with small personal touches and a complimentary mini-bar, Tankwa Chalets facing towards a magnificent succulent Karoo garden, or the variety of Lodge rooms.

While a delicious lunch is served under the trees, a sumptuous plated set-menu dinner is either served in the intimate restaurant with roaring fires and an inviting bar or next to the pool with boma fires and soft lanterns lighting up the dining area.

Overnight guests get to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast in the tranquil surrounds of the Tankwa Karoo before check-out at 10h00.

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Luxury Accommodation

With the largest selection of wild game in the region, a variety of luxury accommodation options and the resplendent African sunshine, a safari experience at Inverdoorn is the perfect complement to a Cape Town holiday.

Child policy: please note that not children under the age of 4 years old are not permitted on game drives.

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Inverdoorn Game Reserve

R356, Sutherland Road

Breede River DC, 6835

Tel: +27 (0)23 004 1195

Latitude and Longitude

-33.9598376, 18.6843288

Fly-in DMS Latitude and DMS Longitude

33° 6′ 36.1332” S, 19° 48′ 46.5948” E

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