Summer Safari Itinerary

Inverdoorn Unveils Exciting New Big Five Summer Safari Itinerary for 2023-2024

If you’re looking for an unforgettable Summer Safari experience close to Cape Town, look no further than Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve. Only 2.5 hours from the city, this boutique big five safari offers an extraordinary wildlife experience in South Africa’s stunning Klein Karoo. Elevate your summer holiday with our new Summer Safari Itinerary, offering a one-night or two-night safari filled with big 5 wildlife encounters, five-star amenities, luxurious accommodations, breathtaking views, and all-inclusive meals. 

Your Big Five Summer Safari

Prepare for a journey into the heart of Inverdoorn’s 10 000 hectare reserve, where South Africa’s Big Five animals,  and await your discovery. Our thoughtfully crafted summer safari itineraries ensure guests experience the magic of South Africa’s Karoo wilderness in the most memorable and authentic way possible.

Your overnight big five safari at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve welcomes you with refreshing drinks upon arrival. After you’ve settled into your choice of accommodation, guests are invited to enjoy lunch under the trees, followed by leisure time to enjoy the lodge’s five-star safari amenities and additional reserve activities, from horseback outrides to Karoo picnics, Safari High Tea, e-bike rides, and more. 

At approximately 17h00, when the Karoo begins to cool and the afternoon sun begins to dip below the mountains, guests then embark on a big five safari in open-back, traditional game viewing vehicles. Led by experienced game rangers and field guides, Inverdoorn’s 2 to 3 hour game drives offer guests the exciting opportunity to see the big 5 animals: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos, as well as giraffe, zebra, ostriches, cheetah, caracal, and many more native wildlife species. Weather dependent, overnight guests are encouraged to join our incredible Karoo Stargazing Experience after enjoying a delicious three-course dinner and impressive wine list under the wild and remote Karoo night skies. 

In the morning, guests will enjoy incredible vistas of the reserve at sunrise before setting off on an early-morning game drive. Complimentary tea, coffee, and juice are served half-way through the morning safari. A highlight of the morning safari is the Cheetah Run Experience, where one can witness Inverdoorn’s rehabilitated cheetahs during their daily running exercise programme. For an extended and in-depth cheetah experience, please book the Cheetah Educational Tour. Upon your return to the lodge, and before checking out, guests are invited to sit down to a luxurious breakfast spread surrounded by Inverdoorn’s succulent cactus garden, featuring traditional South African dishes and continental favourites.

Enjoy the Karoo's late Summer sunsets and treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment after dinner

Experience the beauty of the Karoo’s late summer sunsets, a spectacle that will paint the sky with hues of gold and crimson, with late sunsets between 19h00 and 20h00. And, after a day of traditional big five safari game  drives through Inverdoorn’s 10 000 hectare reserve, guests can unwind and relax with a luxurious in-room or poolside spa treatments. 

One of the highlights of Inverdoorn’s Summer Safari Itinerary is the extended spa treatment hours, offering guests the opportunity to indulge in our selection of spa treatments after dinner, from rejuvenating facials to couples’ massages, African hot stone massages, gel manicures, and more.

4x4 Safari Vehicle driving through Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve on a winter safari tour through the Karoo.

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