INVERDOORN | Big 5 Safari | Day Trips | Overnight Stays

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Safari Itineraries & Rates

Day Trip Safari Itinerary

Day trips are available to guests that do not have the time to spend a night at this exceptional location.

  • Welcome @ 10h00am
    Refreshing welcome drinks are served at reception on arrival at the lodge at 10:00.
  • Game Drive
    A traditional 2 to 3 hour safari in open air 4×4 vehicles with a professional guide departs at 10h30.
  • Buffet Lunch
    From 13h00, a scrumptious buffet lunch is served under the trees or at the restaurant depending on the weather.
  • Leisure Time
    Before checkout @ 15h00, make sure you get to relax around the swimming pool, wander the succulent gardens, or visit our curio shop.
  • Departure
    Day visitors depart from the reserve at 15:00

Overnight Safari Itinerary

Seeing the warmth rise off a herd of buffalo, silhouetted in the glow of a bright Karoo sunrise is but a small part of the safari experience you can expect from an overnight stay.

Day 1

  • Welcome @ 12h30
    Welcome drinks are served at the main reception upon arrival at the lodge at 12H30.
  • Buffet Lunch
    After your welcome drink, you will be ushered to a delicious buffet lunch (from 13h00) that is served either under the trees or in the main rondawel restaurant.
  • Check-in
    After a leisurely lunch taking in the tranquility of the Ceres Karoo, you will be able to check into your accommodation at 14h00.
  • Afternoon Tea
    Spend the afternoon exploring the gardens, reading a book, or relaxing at the pool before making your way to a delightful afternoon tea.

    • Summer: 16h00
    • Winter: 15h30
  • Big 5 Safari
    Get ready to explore the majestic views of Ceres Karoo as you depart on your 2 to 3 hour afternoon safari.

    While we do provide warm blankets and hot water bottles (weather depending) we do advise that you bring something warm. Complimentary drinks are also provided on the afternoon safari.

    • Summer: 17h00
    • Winter: 16h00
  • Pre-dinner Aperitif
    When you return to the main lodge, we suggest you freshen up and make your way to the fire pit boma where we will serve pre-dinner aperitifs while you get warm and cosy around an African bush fire.
  • Set Menu Dinner
    Special dinner seating arrangements will have been made for you in the traditional rondawel restaurant or around the the fire pit (weather dependant) where your waiter will serve a mouth-water three course set menu.

    • Summer: 20h00
    • Winter: 19h30

    After dinner you are welcome to relax around the roaring fire while your rangers serve the bar.

  • Overnight
    After you have relaxed under the African skies as the Milky Way opens up overhead, your room will be ready for a peaceful nights rest in the stillness of the Ceres Karoo.

Day 2

  • Sunrise Safari
    After your nights rest, your ranger will be ready to whisk you off to a magical morning sunrise safari as the sun peaks over the mountains and awakes the African veld.

    • Summer: 06h00
    • Winter: 07h00
  • Breakfast
    After your sunrise safari, we welcome you back to a rich coffee or refreshing warm tea – together with an inviting breakfast buffet. If you have missed your morning game drive, breakfast is served from 09h00.
  • Check-out
    If you have only checked-in with us for one night, we request that you please make your way to reception at 10h00 for check-out.

    After check-out, overnight guests are welcome to use the communal facilities and wander the gardens before departure at 12h00.

Safari Rates

Inverdoorn offers a variety of accommodation and day visit options. For more detailed booking information, please use the live chat functionality to speak to a professional safari consultant.

Day Trip Safari

Terms and conditions apply. Rates quoted per person.

Full day trip safari:
R1940.00

Private full day safari:
R2990.00

Full day trip safari:
R2130.00

Private full day safari:
R3290.00

Full day trip safari:
R1940.00

Private full day safari:
R2990.00

Full day trip safari:
R1940.00

Private full day safari:
R2990.00

Overnight Safari

Terms and conditions apply. Rates quoted per person sharing.

Lodge Room:
R3480.00

Tankwa Chalet:
R4310.00

Ambassador Chalet:
R5970.00

Ambassador Suite:
R5970.00

Lodge Room:
R3830.00

Tankwa Chalet:
R4750.00

Ambassador Chalet:
R6560.00

Ambassador Suite:
R8200.00

Lodge Room:
R3480.00

Tankwa Chalet:
R4310.00

Ambassador Chalet:
R5970.00

Ambassador Suite:
R5970.00

Lodge Room:
R2660.00

Tankwa Chalet:
R3300.00

Ambassador Chalet:
R4560.00

Ambassador Suite:
R5700.00

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Please note that all cancellations are only effective once confirmed in writing.

Guests making travel and booking arrangements with the Aquila Collection must have their own personal or business travel insurance to support any cancellation or curtailment of their booking.

In the event that the accommodation is not taken up, AQUILA COLLECTION will have the right to deem the amounts due in lieu of the cancellation penalties and, in addition, have the right to release reservations where deposit and / or payment is not made on the due date.

AQUILA COLLECTION reserves the right to amend deposit requirements during peak periods.

  • No Shows: 100% of full amount payable
  • Cancellations within 0 – 7 days of date of arrival: 100% payable
  • Cancellations within 8 – 21 days of date of arrival: 50% of full amount payable
  • No refunds for late check-in / arrival or early check-out
  • No refunds for services not used
  • Please note that all refunds are subject to commission and/or bank charges
  • Group bookings: a non-refundable deposit may be requested and a specially negotiated cancellation policy will apply to any bookings which exceeds 25% of our capacity.

SPECIAL COVID19 UPDATES:

The wellbeing of our guests, staff and trade partners are of paramount importance. See our Safe Service Safaris: https://aquilacollection.com/safe-service-safaris/

Confirmed bookings made before 24 March 2020 for arrival until 30 November 2020, can apply for a deferment with no penalties. This allows for a date change for any future date 14 months from the original date of arrival.

New bookings that need to be postponed or cancelled due to COVID19 infections or restrictions, can cancel 48 hours before arrival with no penalty. In these instances, official corresponding documentation must be presented. This is only applicable to FIT travel and exclude group or series bookings:

  • The guest has contracted COVID-19 and is under treatment or is in quarantine or receiving medical treatment up to 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • AQUILA COLLECTION reserves the right to ask for any reasonable evidence, written statements and or documents to support the reasons for cancellation that are given.

Should a guest not be allowed access at AQUILA COLLECTION due to pre-screening results, the specific guest booking will be cancelled with no penalty.