Inverdoorn Private Reserve

Experience a Big 5 safari in the luxury of vastness, 2.5 hours from Cape Town.



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Inverdoorn game reserve is filled with various natural life, within the Klein Karoo. The reserve has made a significant contribution to sustaining the biodiversity of the region. Inverdoorn’s 10 000 hectares are also home to the successful cheetah conservation center.
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. Cape Cheetah, the rescue and rehabilitation center 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, guests are sure to have an unforgettable safari experience. Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge offer guests complete relaxation in stylish accommodation, designed to complement the arid beauty of the Karoo.

Amongst the many features at the game reserve, the cheetah rescue and rehabilitation center is the lodge’s main attraction.

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.

The Klein Karoo was once filled with members of the big five and other natural life. However, they were virtually wiped out due to settlement and agricultural development. Inverdoorn played a significant ecological role in South Africa by re-introducing endemic species to the region. The lions and elephants seen on safari and the calves residing in the rhino orphanage are all Big 5 members that have been rescued by the team at Inverdoorn.

The accommodation at Inverdoorn caters for all taste and budgets. For families or larger groups, opting for the guest house accommodation is ideal. The rest of the lodge is comprised of seven, Tankwa Chalets. Five, five-star luxury chalets and one luxurious five-star Ambassador suit. Guest can make themselves comfortable relaxing nearby the succulent garden, lounge area or by the pool. Additionally, the safari lodge has two bars and two bomas, perfect for nights under the stars reminiscing about your safari highlights or gathering around a blazing fire during cold winter nights.

The Cheetah is one of the great animals that Inverdoorn has rescued and returned to the region. With less than 10 000 cheetahs left in the world today, conservation initiatives such as Western Cape Cheetah Conservation (WCCC), pioneered their way forward for cheetah survival. At cheetah, interactions guest at a meet and learn more about the tamed cheetahs at the reserve. For those booking five-star accommodation options, the interactions are automatically included. There is also the opportunity to go cheetah tracking with the handlers, see the wild ones during a safari and watch cheetah runs after sunset safaris. The privilege of seeing a cheetah reach speeds of up to 120km/h will be unlike anything you have experienced before.

The trip to Inverdoorn is one of the most interesting and thrilling sightseeing routes within the Western Cape. 2.5 hour en route to the lodge, guest can stop at various wine farms to sample some of the best wines within the region. There are a variety of food stalls that travelers can enjoy and stock up on, such as cheeses and olives. For those not interested in self-drive option, the Cape Town office can arrange transfers to and from the city.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Iziba Safari Lodge is located in a malaria-free zone, two and a half hours from Cape Town. Spanning across 10 000 hectares in the Ceres Karoo, the game reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife, including zebras, hippos, giraffes, cheetahs, various antelope and bird species, and the Big 5. Situated on-site is a renowned cheetah rescue and rehabilitation center, Western Cape Cheetah Conservation. The center offers exclusive encounters with this magnificent big cat and overnights guests at Inverdoorn have the privilege of seeing them reach speeds of up to 120km/h on their daily runs after the sunset safari. Inverdoorn offers day trips as well as a range of luxury accommodation options for overnight guests. For families and groups, the Guest Houses are ideal; while the 4-star Chalets are perfect for couples or singles sharing. The 5-star Luxury Chalets have communal roof terraces where guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the Karoo; and the exclusive, 5-star Ambassador Suite includes private safaris. Boasting incredible wildlife encounters, luxury, and conservation, Inverdoorn is the perfect safari destination close to Cape Town.

Kuganha tented camp is situated 2.5 hours outside Cape Town, within the Inverdoorn Game Reserve, offering unique and authentic safari experiences within the pristine wilderness. Priding itself by creating tailor-made safari camp experiences that cater for your particular needs. Look forward to creating your own safari destinations dreams come true.
Kuganha consists of three 66 square meter luxury tents that are surrounded by incredible landscapes and wildlife. The name originated from the Mozambican dialect, which means Victory.
Guest can look forward to exclusive, private tailor-made safari experiences as well as the flexibility of the itinerary, come and enjoy relaxing around the pool, watching various wildlife roam freely. Priding itself in creating personalized safari tented camp experiences.
Inverdoorn game reserve includes great views across the beautiful landscape within the Klein Karoo, visit one of the hidden jewels of the Western Cape, there is nothing more special than waking up and witnessing the beauty of wildlife roaming freely near your safari tented camps.

Located in the heart of Inverdoorn Game Reserve, lies Kuganha tented safari camp, giving you a genuine African styled tented safari experience within the Klein Karoo.

Kuganha consists of three exclusive 66 square meter luxury tents and is owned by Damien Vergnaud, working together with Inverdoorns passionate and dedicated team.
Damian’s visions are to give guests a reminiscent of his childhood and how he grew up in Western Africa and lived among the wild.

“A complete retreat among nature and wildlife”
Kuganha hosts a great amount of phenomenal wildlife which includes the Big Five, and is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the reserve where guest can get even closer to nature!

Situated on the cusp of the safari lodge with uninterrupted views of the Karoo lies the five-star Ambassador Suite. Iziba’s crowning glory! The suite boasts a king-sized bed and flatscreen television with satellite channels, offering guests the height of comfort and opulence. A lounge area with a fully-stocked honesty bar features a sleeper-couch for extra guests or children. Air-conditioning keeps the summer heat of the Karoo at bay.
The bathroom, separated by an elegant screen door, includes a double vanity, a rain shower, and a deep bath to soak away your cares. These aspects, along with bathrobes and a daily replenishment of fresh towels, add an indulgent touch. The Ambassador Suite ensures maximum privacy and includes a secluded patio and private rooftop terrace. Furnished with loungers and umbrellas, the terrace is perfect for sundowners and sunbathing.
Enjoy overnighting in sheer luxury. Go on an exclusive safari game drive, with a professional ranger whilst getting the opportunity to meet the incredible cheetahs at Inverdoorn.

Boasting five-stars are the lodge’s four Ambassador chalets. Catering for couples or two singles sharing. Each Ambassador chalet has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and corner-bath for relaxation, as well as bathrobes and fresh towels every day. Communal rooftop terraces provide breathtaking views of the Ceres Karoo.
Extra features include Satellite television, air-conditioning, and fully-stocked honesty bars; while private patios ensure guests unwind in tranquility.
Each overnight includes Two safaris, including all meals (Excluding drinks).
Various wildlife, including the big five, roam freely across the sprawling 10 000-hectare game reserve, which is home to one of the most prominent Cheetah rehabilitation center within the Western Cape. The chance to meet one of our tame cheetahs* is included with a stay in an Ambassador chalet.

Each of the seven, Tankwa Chalets can accommodate up to two people per room and options are available for couples or singles sharing. All Chalets have private verandas, which overlook the succulent cactus Garden. The rooms have a romantic charm with wood-burning fireplaces, as well as air-conditioning. Other features include Fully-stocked honesty bar, tea and coffee station and a safe. Fresh towels, supplied daily, and bathrobes are an added benefit of the en-suite shower rooms.
Inverdoorn game reserve guarantees an amazing time, with uninterrupted landscapes, crystal clear Karoo skies, astonishing starry skies and exciting game drives with one of the qualified game rangers. With an abundance of stories to tell about the wildlife that roams the reserve.
Take that great escape to Inverdoorn, where an amazing stay is guaranteed. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity all year around. The chalets have built-in fireplaces. Guests can sit around the fire in the evenings and recount the adventures they have experienced during the day.
Each overnight includes Two safaris and all meals (Excluding drinks).

Iziba Safari Lodge is now offering a Lodge Rooms overnight stay for travelers wanting to reach both affordability and luxury safari. The newest Inverdoorn accommodation provides a fancy Lodge Room with fireplace, modern bathroom with shower, TV, veranda.

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