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.
Day Visit Safaris
Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve is situated just under 2.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town – the Mother City – and offers day visitors an opportunity to experience a majestic Big 5 safari in a traditional game viewing vehicle.
Day trips are perfect for visitors that do not have the time to spend a night at this exceptional location. Guests will enjoy a welcome drink on arrival followed by a traditional 2 to 3-hour game drive hosted by a ranger.
Upon return to the main lodge guests are also treated to a scrumptious lunch and leisure time before departure. Guests may self-drive to the reserve or choose from the various transfer options that are available.
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.
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 buffet lunch is served under the trees, a sumptuous plated three-course 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.
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.
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.
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.