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Inverdoorn Game Reserve: Day Trips and Tours from Cape Town

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve is located in the Ceres Karoo, just 2.5 hours away from Cape Town. The luxury reserve is home to a successful cheetah conservation project, which focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating.

A day trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve from Cape Town is the ideal way to get out of the bustling city and spend the day appreciating South African wildlife.

You’ll get the chance to spot the “Big Five” as well as dozens of other species as you drive around the reserve.

Here's all you need to know about Inverdoorn Game Reserve, one of the most exciting day trips from Cape Town.

How to get to Inverdoorn Game Reserve from Cape Town?

Inverdoorn Game Reserve is located in the Ceres Karoo near the Breede River, approximately 200 kilometers northeast of Cape Town.

From Cape Town to Inverdoorn Game Reserve by car

Getting to Inverdoorn Game Reserve from Cape Town by car is quite simple and the journey should take roughly 2.5 hours.

Simply get on to the N1 and head northeast toward Ceres for about 100 kilometers. Next, make use of the R43 and R46 to get you to Inverdoorn.

Guided tour to Inverdoorn from Cape Town

When you book a guided tour to Inverdoorn from Cape Town, you’ll enjoy a hotel pickup and will be driven to the game reserve by your professional driver/guide.

This is an easy and convenient way to the game reserve and most tours last around 8 hours including travel time.

What is the typical itinerary?

Most Inverdoorn Game Reserve tours from Cape Town begin with a pickup from your hotel. You’ll meet your guide, get into a comfortable vehicle and be driven to the game reserve— enjoying the beautiful South African countryside along the way.

When you reach the reserve, you’ll be taken on a professional game drive where you’ll have the chance to see a wide variety of different animals, including the Big Five. Game drives usually last between 2 and 3 hours.

Depending on the time slot of your tour, you’ll probably eat breakfast or lunch at the game lodge before heading back to Cape Town.

What kinds of tours are available to go to Inverdoorn?

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Guided tours to Inverdoorn from Cape Town

Guided tours provide an affordable and enjoyable way to experience Inverdoorn Game Reserve from Cape Town. Join a group of other travelers as you make your way to Inverdoorn Game Reserve in a minivan and enjoy a guided tour of the park.

Private tours to Inverdoorn from Cape Town

Private tours provide you with a customized experience that caters to your travel needs.

You’ll enjoy a hotel pickup and drop-off service and may have some control over times and other aspects of the trip as there won’t be any other travelers on the tour.

Overnight tour to Inverdoorn from Cape Town

Spend the night enjoying the luxury offered at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve and make the most of your time in the Klein Karoo.

You’ll enjoy a hotel transfer from Cape Town, a game drive in the reserve, meals and comfortable accommodations.

Day trip to Inverdoorn plus wine tasting from Cape Town

There are many wine farms on the way to Inverdoorn Game Reserve from Cape Town and there are a few private tours that give you the opportunity to take part in a wine-tasting experience on your way back to Cape Town.

How much does a day trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve from Cape Town cost?

A basic day trip to Inverdoorn from Cape Town costs around US$350 per person including transport and a meal.

Overnight trips to Inverdoorn usually begin at around US$470 per person and this price includes accommodation.

What will you see and do?

Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to hundreds of free-roaming animals and game drives around the reserve allow you to see animals such as giraffes, antelopes, zebra and many more in their natural habitat.

You’ll also get to see the cheetah conservation center, where cheetahs are rescued and rehabilitated. While the reserve is famously home to the “Big Five”, there is a lot more to see than just buffalo, lion, rhino, elephant and leopard.

What are the opening times?

Inverdoorn Game Reserve’s reception is open from 8 AM to 6 PM every day.

When is the best time to visit Inverdoorn Game Reserve?

Inverdoorn Game Reserve can be visited at any time during the year, but the best time to visit is during spring (September to November), when the weather is mildest, flowers are in full bloom and you have a good chance at spotting baby animals.

Travel tips

  • Book your day trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve ahead of time to secure your spot on the tour.
  • Bring your camera to capture incredible photos of South African wildlife.
  • Be prepared for both warm and cool weather by packing a jacket and sun protection.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking around the reserve.