asked questions

Check-in time strictly 14:00pm

Check-out time 10:00am

Reception is open 8am – 5pm every day.

  • Your booking reference number / confirmation email
  • ID/passport
  • camera equipment
  • lenses
  • sunscreen
  • mosquito repellant (even though we are malaria free in the Western Cape, we still have mosquitos)
  • bathing suits
  • hats
  • casual shoes for walking around the lodge
  • medical kit for travel that you can ask your doctor to prescribe, plus the usual suspects such as after sun, antiseptic cream, plasters and children’s medicines.
  • your warmest clothing, jackets, gloves and scarves for game drives during autumn, winter and spring.

Drones disturb the animals, so we respectfully request that no drones be used on our reserve.

Address: R356, Sutherland Road, Breede River

GPS: -33.9598376, 18.6843288

Approximately 2.5 hours, depending on traffic. Please check your navigation app to plan your drive to Inverdoorn. Please ENSURE that you have not chosen the Inverdoorn Head Office in Green Point as the destination, but have chosen the game reserve, 2.5 hours away from Cape Town.

Yes, and no cost for parking.

Cape Town International Airport.

Yes, the area is Malaria-free.

Inverdoorn is an upmarket Big 5 safari reserve in the Tankwa Karoo – near Sutherland. The lodge sits on a the vast expanse of 10 000 hectare flat Karoo veld. The reserve have built a solid tourism reputation locally and internally and the original cheetah rehabilitation programme has become synonymous with its business model. Read more here.

Inverdoorn rooms are ideally suited for 2 adults sharing. Beds can be double or twin-sharing.

Once you’ve made your purchase, your booking is made for the date you requested. You will receive a proof of payment with your order details, and this is your booking confirmation. 

Inverdoorn does not offer child entertainment services and rooms are intimate and ideally set for two adults sharing. Children under the age of 4 are also not allowed on safaris. We suggest that families with children visit aquilaspecials.com for more suitable safari accommodation options.

We do not offer children’s facilities at Inverdoorn, besides for swimming in summer.

Yes. Please book these with reservations or include them in your online booking form tick list.

No, only rangers are permitted to guide game drives.

At least 24 hours before arrival if you require transport to be supplied. Bookings are subject to availability. Availability does change by the hour. We would suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our safari guides are very experienced, many having been with Inverdoorn for quite a while. They try spotting as many of the Big 5, as well as other animals indigenous to the land, as possible. We do know that for many of our guests, to see the big 5 is a once in lifetime experience, hence our rangers go the extra mile.

Any season and both morning and afternoon game drives offer  the same viewing potential.

Please view the descriptions on the varying room types that we offer, to view what your stay will include. Any deals that we run offer a full description of what is offered.

Offered to all guests, included in the rates:

  • 3 meals per day
  • Game drives
  • Cheetah run viewing
  • Stargazing
  • WiFi
  • Free access to main pool area

Activities included in your rate include:

  • Game drives
  • Cheetah viewing
  • Stargazing trips into the reserve

Activities at an additional charge, which can be provided at reception. Bookings will also be made at reception:

  • In-room spa treatments
  • Karoo High Tea
  • Karoo Picnic
  • Horseriding Safari
  • E-bike hire

Being so far out, our WiFi is currently unreliable but you will usually have a strong enough connection to make calls, use messaging apps, send and receive regular emails, and use social media platforms when you’re at the lodge.

3 meals per day are included in our rates.

Currently, you can expect the following at the buffets:

BREAKFAST SPREAD

  • Breakfast spread
  • Coffee/Tea station

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LUNCH BUFFET

  • Deconstructed Garden Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Pasta Linguine
  • Roast Chicken
  • Steak Stir-fry
  • Rice
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Dessert: Warm desert selection / Cold desert selection

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DINNER BUFFET

  • Butternut Soup with freshly baked rolls
  • Vegetable Bake
  • Sweet Potato Wheels
  • Oxtail
  • Oven Baked Hake with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
  • Rice
  • Chicken & Mushroom Alfredo
  • Dessert: Banoffy Pudding with Salted Caramel Custard / Cold Layered Fruit Pudding

Times vary according to seasons, but usually at 9:00, after guests return from the morning game drives.

All meals are available at the indicated times on your itineraries in our dining areas, and are not delivered to your room.

All rooms are non-smoking.

This depends on your room type – please check your room description.

2 outdoor bars and one indoor bar, found in the dining room.

Rates are almost always reflected per person sharing, but our deals are usually on a per room basis.

Yes, we offer several indoor and outdoor dining areas.