Luxury Karoo Safari Booking Guide

How To Book A Luxury Big 5 Karoo Safari: Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

Sleep under the Karoo stars at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve, where luxury and wildlife combine to create an unforgettable South African big 5 safari experience. Read our safari booking guide for the best tips and information on how to book your Inverdoorn safari, how to plan your Karoo journey, and how to make the most of your Big 5 wildlife tour.

Included In Your Stay:

  • Welcome Drinks
  • All Meals
  • Guided Big 5 Game drives
  • Karoo Stargazing Experience (weather & time permitted)
  • Cheetah Run Experience (Weather Permitted)
  • For a full list of inclusions, view Inverdoorn’s one night and two night safari itineraries

Not Included In Your Stay:

  • Transport to Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve. 
  • Additional (add-on) Activities.

Step 1: Choose Your Accommodation

From our Ambassador Suites, with private rooftop terraces and panoramic views, to our Tankwa Chalets nestled in the succulent Karoo garden, choose the perfect luxury accommodation option to suit your travel budget and Cape Town safari itinerary.

Please Note: Inverdoorn only permits children aged 4 and older on safari game drives. While Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve is a family-friendly Big 5 safari destination, the lodge does not offer any children’s facilities and is best suited to adults.

view of the Ambassador Suite and private pool Accommodation at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

Step 2: Book Your Big 5 Safari

After selecting your accommodation, proceed to make a reservation. You may need to provide some personal information and payment details, so ensure you have your credit card or payment method ready.

Step 3: Confirm and Pay

Before finalising your reservation, review all the details, including your accommodation choice, chosen dates, and pricing. Make any necessary adjustments at this stage.

Once you are satisfied with your booking selections, confirm your booking by making the required payment. We accept various payment methods, making it convenient for our local and international safari guests.


Step 4: Receive Booking Confirmation

Upon successful payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email with all the details of your reservation. Please check your spam or ‘All Mail’ inbox if you have not yet received your booking confirmation. We recommend keeping this confirmation email for your records.

Couple Sitting on a private balcony, enjoying views of Inverdoorn Game Reserve, as seen in the Big 5 Safari Booking Guide

Step 5: Plan Your Trip

Start planning your Karoo Big 5 Game Reserve journey. Research local attractions, prepare your travel documents, and start booking any necessary travel arrangements, such as flights to Cape Town and transportation to Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve.


Step 6: Book Your Safari Activities

Inverdoorn offers many additional (optional add-ons) safari activities, including e-bike tours, in-room spa treatments, and the world-famous Cheetah Educational experience. The Karoo Picnic Horse Trail and Karoo High Tea all require at least 1 week’s notice from guests. Please arrange your activity bookings through Reservations. In-room spa bookings are accepted upon arrival.

Step 7: Plan Your Transport

Inverdoorn offers scheduled, return transfers from most major hotels in central Cape Town. 

PLEASE NOTE: Your driver will call you to confirm pick-up locations and times on the evening before your scheduled departure. Please wait for your driver to contact you. For more information, view our Transport Options or read Inverdoorn’s Transport FAQ’s.

male lion sitting in the Karoo veld, as seen in Inverdoorn's Big 5 Safari Booking Guide

Step 8: Enjoy Your Luxury Big 5 Safari Experience

It’s time to embark on your luxury Karoo Big 5 Safari experience. Remember to pack a camera to capture all your safari memories and incredible big five sightings. Please contact us should you have any further inquiries. We look forward to welcoming you to our reserve.

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