Inverdoorn Game Reserve, Western Cape
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Until around 1970 the land on which Inverdoorn Game Reserve is based was regarded as the largest fruit farm in the southern hemisphere.
The Cape Cheetah Conservation is based at Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Safari Lodge. You can get the opportunity to get up close to these endangered cats if you would like to.
Game drives at this reserve usually last around 3 hours and offer opportunities to see lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the elusive leopard. In addition to the Big 5, animals you may see include giraffe, zebra, hippos, meerkat, and antelope such as kudu, eland and gemsbok. Game drives are offered to guests as well as day visitors - and private game drives are also an option.
The reserve is 10 000ha in size. With vast open plains the 1 200 or so animals that live within its boundaries are generally easy to find. There are numerous viewing points close to watering holes, where explorers can relax and watch the wild animals enjoy a drink, while they do the same.
Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Safari Lodge is situated in the area known as the Klein Karoo (Little Karoo), a fertile region surrounded by the Outeniqua mountains. There is a spectacular variety of vegetation in these parts, with a splendid array of colours on display in the spring months after the winter rains.
The establishment has received some excellent reviews on popular travel website, TripAdvisor. A typical user comment: 'The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the service impeccable, and the accommodation spacious and neat.'
Another explorer, Mike Smith from Birmingham, wrote: 'The trip way exceeded my expectations. The lodges were clean, well equipped and modern, and everything worked. There is a superb pool area to relax when you arrive.'
Inverdoorn also has a volunteer program. Those who would like to spend a few months working with cheetahs can submit an application through the establishment’s website.
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Who to contact
Inverdoorn Game Reserve
Tel: +27 (0)21 434 4639