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Inverdoorn Game Reserve Questions & Answers

I'm getting ready to book a day safari for mid April (somewhere between the 18th and the 21st) and after reading the reviews I have a few quests:

Cheetah interactions- Above a guest stated cheetah interactions were for luxury level guests. On you website it seemed to be available for everyone. I am a cheetah enthusiast (My favorite land animal), I'm coming here almost exclusively for this. I was wondering what it entails and how long are the interactions? If not included in the safari how much is it extra? I saw the section on your page for donations to feed them is this available to day trippers as well?

Weather- I know our seasons are in reverse but April is like the beginning of your rainy season correct? Just wondering what I should expect because I've never been to Africa before. I've tried doing research but it seems to fluctuate maybe you can offer some insight.

Drivers- I see a lot of guest saying that you arrange pick ups from and return trips to Cape Town. I didn't see this on the site and just wanted some clarification on this. I'll be staying in the Milnerton/Lagoon Beach area in Cape Town. Is that within your range?

over a year ago Answer

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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Hi, We were in cape town in April 2016. Inverdoorn is a lovely place. We did the cheetah interaction. As far as I can tell it is included in the price of the luxury accommodations. I believe anyone can do this interaction but you have to pay extra for it. We stayed in the new luxury tents which were fabulous. However, the cheetah interaction was not included in the luxury tent package. Although we were able to feed the elephants as they have them come and visit the pool area in the morning. We paid an extra approximately $100 USD per person for the cheetah interaction. It lasts maybe 20-30 minutes. It must be booked separately with your safari guide. It is a private interaction, one trainer and the cheetah and my family. The cheetah is leashed and may be petted and you can take pictures/videos with the cheetah.

We had a rental car and drove from cape town. It is a lovely drive. However, the final 30-45 min?? were all dirt roads and I was afraid to drive too fast. I didn't want to blow out the rental tires. That made the trip take longer. I think it was a 3 -4 hour drive from Cape Town. I do not know anything about getting picked up.

I was disappointed that we missed the cheetahs running. This sounded very interesting but it was not part of our package. Apparently they do this about 4-5 pm when they feed the cheetahs. They are training the cheetahs to hunt for their food and you get to see them run very fast!!! We were out on safari when this happened and didn't want to stay the entire next day just for this. I think they do this event for the day safari people who do not stay overnight because their safaris are in the afternoon..

  I do feel that all/most of the animals can be seen in one overnight stay, on the 2 safaris that are included in the overnights(evening and morning). It was a wonderful experience. One of my favorite experiences during our visit to South Africa. Probably not as fabulous as Kruger, but we didn't want to travel so far. So as local safari's go , this one is perfect.

As far as April goes, the weather was FABULOUS. It rained only 2 days out of 11. The rest were sunny and dry. Highs in upper seventies, low eighties and nights in 60's. I loved the weather.

The food was awesome in cape town. Shopping and food very cheap. I would love to go back!!!!!

arrival times for overnights are to get there before the safari's. They usually are around 4pm?? There is a pool and outdoor areas. I suppose you can get there whenever you want.

The one day safari is in afternoon .. I think they tell you the specific time to arrive for that one.

Enjoy!!!!!

over a year ago
UK
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To be fair we did see the two Cheetahs on offer and I took some nice pictures but I do question the validity of the Cheetah Conversation claim. I was very disappointed with the experience and felt I was in a glorified zoo. I don't know what was on offer to people who paid extra, I felt the prices were high enough anyway, we had booked for two nights but left after one. Maybe you get more for your money if you pay more but I feel that paying 6,000 rand per night would entitle you to more than we got.

over a year ago
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To be fair we did see the two Cheetahs on offer and I took some nice pictures but I do question the validity of the Cheetah Conversation claim. I was very disappointed with the experience and felt I was in a glorified zoo. I don't know what was on offer to people who paid extra, I felt the prices were high enough anyway, we had booked for two nights but left after one. Maybe you get more for your money if you pay more but I feel that paying 6,000 rand per night would entitle you to more than we got.

over a year ago
Lancaster, California
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I concur with the previous responses. Bring warm clothes for early morning and late safaris. It didn't rain at all during our early april trip. Make sure to book the cheetas so you won't be disappointed. We only saw one or two in the wild, but would have liked meeting them. Awesome trip !

over a year ago
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The cheetah interaction was included in our luxury package, however there were day trippers doing the interaction at the same time as us. So you can pay for it separately. We also saw the Cheetahs race which I think is included in all packages. We visited in April as well, and while it didn't rain, it was freezing. Much colder than Cape Town. The weather in cape town is much warmer, and I was not prepared for the cold. Being from Chicago, I figured I would be fine. I was wrong. Some of the Safaris are quite early in the morning, so it's especially cold. I agree with the reviewer above about the dirt road. We rented a car for our entire trip, so we drove to Inverdoorn. The last part of the drive was all dirt/gravel road so we went extremely slow so we wouldn't blow out a tire. There are huge rocks everywhere. I'm not familiar with the transportation they offer, but you can email them. They respond quickly.

over a year ago
Ashford, Middlesex
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Hi. We didn't do tge cheetahs at inverdoorn but did them in Cape Town itself. Much much cheaper. You don't feed them but you do sit by them and stroke them and ask lots if questions. Cape Town is about 2 .5 hours drive from inverdoorn

over a year ago
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