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Reviewed 5 September 2017

The overall experience was excellent basically because we knew what to expect.

Accommodations are exactly how they are portrayed on the website - 5 Star rooms are just that - 3 Star accommodates are basic but that's the way that they are shown. No surprises

Food was very good - Fresh, well prepared -

Staff was outstanding.

If you expect a "National Geographic" safari experience (lion catching/eating an Impala) you will be disappointed - not going to happen -this is a game reserve focusing on conservation

The game drives (Safari's) were excellent the guides were fantastic -

the "Cheetah interaction" the following morning was outstanding.

a couple of suggestions:

The higher end accommodations offer great value - take a look at the Ambassador suite which is beautiful and comes with 2 private game drives- well worth the upcharge

The 2 1/2 hour drive is a "straight shot" with no stops and no traffic -Allow 3 hours but the drive itself is beautiful

The basic transportation offered is a group bus - this can add a lot of time to the drive (depending upon how many people are on the van and how many stops it has to make) and the van itself is cramped when crowded

There is a private transport option which works well - perfect if you are with a family or a party of up to 6

if you go during "winter" (North American summer) it can get COLD - especially when you are in an open vehicle - bring gloves and be prepared for it - no problem if you are expecting it.

I personally would not recommend a day trip - too much time in the van and the game drives are during the day when many of the animals are dormant.

Enjoy!!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank wdchuck1
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I stayed overnight at the Inverdoorn Game Reserve and went on two safaris during my visit. We saw many different animals on the safaris. I highly recommend going on 2 safaris because we saw more animals during our 7:00 Am safari than during our 5:00 safari. We learned so much about the animals from our very knowledgeable tour guide. I was also very glad to hear about how Inverdoorn rehabilitates so that they can be safely returned to their habitat.

Room Tip: Highly recommend the overnight safari
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank violetfem
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Not too long of a drive from Cape Town, and the price for the whole weekend was very reasonable, included meals and 4 safaris. Eugene, our guide, was funny and knowledgeable, we had an amazing time. We went stargazing at night, I've never seen so many stars, one of the darkest places I've been. Definitely worth the trip!!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank megabyte579
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Inverdoorn, Public Relations Manager at Inverdoorn Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Megabyte579,

Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you've had a wonderful time, and really soaked up all nature in the Klein Karoo has to offer - from safari to food to star gazing. We hope to see you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Marketing Team.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Cape Town and not wanting to fly to another region for a safari this place is perfect. Only about 2.5 hours from Cape Town, this reserve provides an up close experience with much of Africa's wildlife in a safe guided tour.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Inverdoorn, Public Relations Manager at Inverdoorn Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear David R,

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trip to Inverdoorn Game Reserve. We hope to see you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

After being fetched from our hotel in Cape Town promptly at 7:00am we travelled in a comfortable mini bus to the Inverdoorn Reserve; a drive of some 3 hours through the great scenery along the way.

The Reserve is like an oasis in the vast semi-desert, which is the small Karoo in the southern part of South Africa. We chose the two day, overnight safari. Our accommodation was very comfortable and totally adequate for a one night stay.

The buffet lunch which was served was varied and very good.

In the late afternoon we went on a 2 hour drive in an open vehicle through the extremely large reserve. Our driver and guide was knowledgeable about all aspects of the wild life we were to see on this drive and those we were to see early the next morning ; lion, zebra, rhinoceros, buffalo, giraffe, cheetah, hippopotamus and more.

An exciting experience was the cheetah run which was organized for us. Amazing to see these beautiful animals reach a speed of about 70km per hour in literally a few seconds.

We returned to the Reserve late in the afternoon for drinks and relaxation before dinner. Dinner took place around a "boma" - a camp like fire around which you can sit and chat.

The main course dinner choice was either ostrich steak or kingklip fish. We chose the kingklip - served with the usual additions. Very tasty and filling.

Early the next morning (at 6:am) we gathered for early refreshments before starting off on the next 2 hour drive through the reserve. It was wonderful to experience the early morning rising sun and once again to see the animals in their natural habitat.

We returned to the Reserve for breakfast followed by checkout and the return bus trip to our hotel in Cape Town.

The entire experience was indeed memorable.

For an opportunity to see the Big 5 (we actually saw 4 of the Big 5 as we did not see the leopard) an overnight trip to Inverdoorn is truly recommended.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank ISMAUR
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Inverdoorn, Public Relations Manager at Inverdoorn Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Ismaur,

It sounds like you have had a fantastic trip! Thank you for your feedback. The cheetah run is always a treat to watch - it's amazing to see them run. Inverdoorn is really a special reserve and we were glad to share our wildlife with you.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Marketing Team.

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