Iziba Safari Lodge | Inverdoorn Reserve

4&5-star Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve, a scenic 2 1⁄2 hours’ drive from Cape Town, is home to a growing number of free roaming wildlife within  the Klein Karoo. The 10,000-ha big five game reserve, places special interest in wildlife conservation especially the endangered cheetah.
In the best interest of the animals no animal interaction is allowed at Inverdoorn.
The reserve is a unique gateway to the exclusive floral wealth of the Karoo.
Inverdoorn accommodates a maximum of 52 guests for overnight stays and a maximum of 50 guests on a day visit. This means that the reserve is a calm and tranquil place to enjoy the clean Tankwa Karoo air. Beautiful scenery and vast open spaces is a special part of the Inverdoorn experience.
Inverdoorn Game Reserve  is a Big Five game reserve, which has grown from strength to strength, re-introducing species into their natural habitat, including animals such as the rare Cape Barbary Lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant, zebra, hippo, giraffe and even Africa's most endangered big cat, the cheetah. Inverdoorn Game Reserve & Iziba Safari Lodge also has many facilities for the ultimate luxury safari experience for all its guests.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

  1 May 2019
to 31 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
to 19 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
to 15 Jan 2020
5 Star Ambassador Collection
Ambassador Suite R5 165 R7 160 R7 870 2 Safaris, Full Board  Stocked Comp Mini
Bar, Private Safari, Cheetah Edu Tour
Ambassador Chalet R4 130 R5 730 R6 295 2 Safaris, Full Board  Stocked Comp Mini
Bar, Private Safari, Cheetah Edu Tour
4 Star Accommodation
Tankwa Chalet R2 985 R4 135 R4 560 2 Safaris - Full Board
Lodge Room R2 410 R3 340 R3 675 2 Safaris - Full Board
5 Star Kuganha Accommodation
Kuganha Luxury Tents R4 675 R8 665 R9 530 2 Safaris, Full Board  Stocked Comp Mini
Bar, Private Safari, Cheetah Edu Tour
  16 Jan 2020
to 30 Apr 2020
01 May 2020
to 31 Oct 2021
5 Star Ambassador Collection
Ambassador Suite R7 160 R5 470   2 Safaris, Full Board  Stocked Comp Mini
Bar, Private Safari, Cheetah Edu Tour
Ambassador Chalet R5 730 R4 375   2 Safaris, Full Board  Stocked Comp Mini
Bar, Private Safari, Cheetah Edu Tour
4 Star Accommodation
Tankwa Chalet R4 135 R3 170   2 Safaris - Full Board
Lodge Room R3 340 R2 550   2 Safaris - Full Board
5 Star Kuganha Accommodation
Kuganha Luxury Tents R8 665 R6 775
16 Jan 2019
to 31 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
to 19 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
to 15 Jan 2020
16 Jan 2020
to 31 Oct 2020
Day Trip - Safari R1 755 R1 860 R2 045 R1 860 Safari + Lunch
Day Trip - Private Safari R2 705 R2 870 R3 160 R2 870 Safari + Afternoon
Safari Only

Transfer Rates to 31 Oct 2019

Day Trip Rate
  • Directly to Inverdoorn – R 1 150 pp
  • Via Aquila Private Game Reserve – R 955 pp
  • Private transfer rate – R 2 785 pp
Overnight Transfers
  • Directly to Inverdoorn – R 1 585 pp
  • Via Aquila Private Game Reserve – R 1 400 pp
  • Private transfer rate – R 3 630  pp
  • Fly-inn transfers rates available on request
Transfer Rates 01 Nov 2019 - 31 Oct 2020

Day Trip Rate

  • Schedule Departure Xfers – R 1 220 pp
  • Private Transfer Rate – R 2 945 per vehicle (add on to the per person transport rate)
Overnight Transfers
  • Schedule Departure Xfers – R 1 675 pp
  • Private Transfer Rate – R 3 845 per vehicle (add on to the per person transport rate)
Fly-Inn Transfer Rates
  • Day Trip
  • Helicopter FLY-INN Rate R 13 800 pp return (min of 2 Pax)
  • Overnight
  • Helicopter FLY-INN RATE R 22 800 pp return (min of 2 Pax)
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Kuganha, Tented Camp

A luxury safari tented experience
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 caters for your particular needs. Look forward to creating your own safari destinations dreams come true.
Kuganha consist of three 66 square metre 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 flexibility of the itinerary, come and enjoy relaxing around the pool, watching various wildlife roam freely. Priding itself in creating personalised 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.

"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!

Ambassador Suite

Secluded Uninterrupted views of the Klein Karoo
Sitiuated 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.

Room type (90m²): Double room
mini-bar – safe – air-con – bath – shower – satellite TV – private roof terrace – immediate access to our new swimming pool – complementary Wifi vouchers
Ambassador chalet

Comfort, elegance and style
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 centre within the Western Cape. The chance to meet one of our tame cheetahs* is included with a stay in a Ambassador chalet.
Room types (45m²): Double rooms and Twin rooms
mini-bar – safe – air-conditioning – fire place – bath – shower – satellite television – private roof terrace – immediate access to our new swimming pool – complementary Wifi vouchers

Tankwa Chalet

Accommodation with a magical charm
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 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).

Room types (35m²):
Double room
Twin room
Mini-bar – safe – air-conditioning – fire place – walk-in shower – private veranda

Lodge Rooms

Affordable Luxury overnight stay
Inverdoorn Safari is now offering a Lodge Rooms overnight stay for travellers wanting to reach both afforability and luxury safari. The newest Inverdoorn accommodation provide a fancy Lodge Room with fireplace, modern bathroom with shower, TV, veranda.

Room type:
Double room (26m²)
Modern bathroom with shower, TV, Veranda, Fireplace

Luxury overnight safari experiences. 2.5 hours from Cape Town!
Seeing the warmth rise off a herd of buffalo, silhouetted in the glow of a bright Karoo sunrise, or a stealthy cheetah enjoying an early-evening run, is but a small part of the excellent value you can expect from an overnight stay at Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Iziba Safari Lodge.

Guests can can opt for Inverdoorn Game Reserves newest accommodation called Kuganha tented camp, offering tailor made safari experiences within the pristine wilderness.

Two Big 5 safaris, luxurious accommodation, wholesome food and outstanding service are guaranteed with an Inverdoorn overnight safari.
Seeing the warmth rise off a herd of buffalo, silhouetted in the glowof a bright Karoo sunrise, or a stealthy cheetah enjoying an early-evening run, is but a small part of the excellent value you can expect from an overnight stay at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve.

Day 1:
12.30 Arrival
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Check In
16:00 Tea (winter 15h30)
17:00 Game Drive (Winter 16h00)
19:30 Aperitifs at the outside boma area at the pool.
20:00 Dinner (winter 19:30)
Day 2:
06:00 Game Drive (7:00 winter)
09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Check Out
Please note game drive departure times may change depending on seasons

One Day Safari Itinerary

  • Welcome drinks on arrival at the lodge at 10:00
  • Two and a half hour game drive in open air 4x4 with professional guide
  • Lunch under the trees or at the restaurant depending on the weather
  • Buffet 5 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts
  • Relax around the swimming pool or visit our shop
  • Depart at 15:00
  • All rates are per person sharing rates and inclusive of 15% VAT.
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable.
  • All rates exclude beverages, except for the 5-star units - please note any drinks other than provided in the mini bar are at an additional charge.
All overnight bookings require a 50% deposit on confirmation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Day trip require full payment.
  • Children 0-3 years are free and 
  • Children 4-11 years are half price.
  • No children under 4 years are allowed on safari   
  • Babysitting facilities on request R75/hour. 
  • Or a private safari can be booked (at additional cost), this safari will exclude the predator reserve.
Private Safari are available at an additional cost of R 1000 pp per Safari and should be pre-booked.
  • They include soft drinks on Safari only. (1 stop during Safari with water or soft drinks)
No lunch will be served after 14:00.
Cheetah educational tour R1 100 pp must be booked in advance, only overnight guest (this is included in 5 Star option). Subject to favorable conditions.

Cancellation Policy:
  • 0 - 14 days prior to arrival – 100% (non-refundable)
  • 15 - 45 days prior to arrival – 50% (non-refundable)

Check In | Out

  • Check in times for overnight 12:00
  • Check in times for day trips 10:00
Kuganha Tented Camp is not suitable for children under the age of 12, unless the entire lodge is booked.  
All members of the Big 5 – the elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and the elusive leopard – are represented at Inverdoorn. The game is thriving and during your safari you may come across herds of eland, gemsbok and zebra, or hippos wallowing in the dam. The rhinos are a distinct highlight at Inverdoorn.
Game drives focus not only on the Big 5 but on the entire eco system, with great birding opportunities, with a bird count in the region of 165, as well as an insight into the fascinating vegetation in this area of the Karoo.
Inverdoorn is well known for its spectacular "tower of giraffe" that thrive in the expansive acacia river beds that winds its way through the reserve.
The game reserve is also home to a cheetah rescue and rehabilitation centre which has an ethics committee that ensures that the cheetah are not negatively impacted by educational programs so necessary in the fight against their extinction. There is a strict "no touch" policy in place at the reserve. 
Day Trip
Day trips are available to guests that do not have the time to spend a night at this exceptional location.
10:00 Welcome Drinks
10:30 Game Drive
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Depart
Guests may self-drive to the reserve or various transfer options are available.


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