Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve
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A boutique safari lodge situated 2.5 hours from Cape Town offering tranquil overnight safari stays in a variety of accommodation types.
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4.0
576 reviews
Excellent
319
Very good
138
Average
51
Poor
32
Terrible
36

Global20358075013
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Inverdoon challenges (and indeed exceeds) international precedents with their charismatic hospitality and peace. It is such a privilege to watch a conservation effort come together so beautifully, and meticulous attention paid to guest satisfaction and peace of mind (and actual quiet - the likes of which you'll scarcely believe).

Certainly, by far and away, the premier game reserve experience of South Africa, and an absolute return-destination, as I'm confident all guests would agree. My humble gratitude for the experience!
Written 26 November 2023
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turki
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Was a great time to spend there, guide Johansen was helpful and took us on a wild adventure and taught us all the info we needed, thanks to him and all the staff there
Written 22 November 2023
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Malcolm D
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
OK, so travelling the last few miles from Cape Town, a few doubts might just creep in. No phone signal, no tarmac, we wondered…. But, boy, were we wrong.
It’s literally an oasis - surrounded on all sides by spectacular mountains, with huge, clear skies and a delightful set up.
Amazing, attentive staff, lovely rooms (go large!), great food (wine too) - all this before we even mention the wildlife.
‘Guaranteed’ to see the big 5 was a big promise, delivered with ease. We saw them on every trip, led by our brilliant, sympathetic driver (Prosper) who knows and loves the place in equal measures.
A delightful 2 days I’d recommend to anyone, hand on heart.
Written 19 November 2023
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NaomiRGreen
Bordon, UK207 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Following a recommendation from a friend we booked two nights in the Ambassador Suite. We had a great time, you couldn’t help but relax as you walked through the door.
Game drives with Johannes were the particular highlight, he was extremely knowledgeable, caring and accommodating remembering the things we were interested in and making sure we got full enjoyment from our experience. We learnt so much from him and laughed plenty too.
There were a couple of tiny issues we raised and the team went above and beyond to resolve them for us.
We would absolutely return, it’s such a bonus it’s easily drivable from Cape Town so no need to fly off.
Written 11 November 2023
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Sabra
Norwich, UK22 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Always a pleasure to see wild animals at a closer distance . The experience in the lion closure did feel a little too close. Maybe two trucks in there at a time & not one.
Written 9 October 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review!
Written 8 November 2023
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1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
What an amazing stay. A special thank yiy to Zulu, our guide. His broad knowledge and hospitality made our stay extra special!
Written 22 September 2023
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Thank you for your moving review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your safari with us and look forward to your return someday!
Written 4 October 2023
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Explore62368953665
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience. It was amazing! Highly recommend - We were able to see all the animals up close. Special thank you to our guide, Memory.
Amanda and Jovy :)
Written 21 September 2023
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The experience of a lifetime is everything that we strive towards offering our guests. Thank you Amanda and Jovy - we hope you will return soon!
Written 4 October 2023
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Jorge M
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I don’t understand the bad reviews about this place!

We stayed one night with my girlfriend and we had a great and amazing experience.

The place is stunning, amazing landscapes and concept is unique.
Customer service is top. The stuff is very gentil and servicial. Always looking after small details.
The food was great, even my partner is pregnant they prepared special food for for her.

Highly recommended, if you want to stay for a few days relax while enjoying nature and animal sightseeing.

We had a great stay, thank you!
We will definitely come back!
Written 5 September 2023
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Thank you for your lovely review and for your recommendations. It was wonderful to host you and we look forward to your return!
Written 4 October 2023
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MeaganM
9 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We ended up at Inverdoorn due to a booking error at Aquilla. We had booked a 2 night getaway for our 20 year wedding anniversary.
What a huge disappointment. How they receive the star rating they do is beyond me and how they can charge what they do is outrageous??
Full board means you get lunch extra and water. Every other drink is for your own account. No drinks or snacks supplied ON the game drive. You have to organise this yourself and then go on a drive while trying to pour your own drinks. There is no collerbox or ice bucket or anything supplied. You have to organise it all. If you bring your own bottle of wine on the game drive they charge you corkage.
The food is boring and bland and more like a hostel than a hotel. The "chef" dishes up food for you like we are 5 year olds. No vegetarian option was available during our stay.
The bed in our room was broken. The bedding was so over starched you could sail a ship with the sheets.
To top it off the game drive is depressing. The big five are all kept in seperate areas being fed weekly as they are not in their natural environments at all.
We were meant to stay 2 nights we booked out after 1. I have emailed the booking office all the above 3 times and have yet to hear from them. Absolutely shocking!
Written 16 May 2023
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Sandi V
Philadelphia, PA25 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We used the transportation available (for a fee) from our hotel in Cape Town. Our driver was wonderful. It is a 2 1/2 hour ride, so we stopped about half way at a rest stop. The last portion of the ride is on unpaved roads. Our driver warned us and did his best to avoid the big bumps. Upon arrival, staff transferred our bags to the Safari vehicle. We were welcomed at the office and invited to relax and grab a bottle of water while we waited for our ranger to take bus to the tented camp. The tented camp is the way to go. 3 tents sleeping 2 each ( king bed). We were very well cared for. 3 meals /daily prepared by the chef, one server around the fire, the rest served on the porch of our tents. 2 game drives/daily 7am and 5pm. Housekeeping was in while we were away on drives. Morning refresh and evening turn down. It gets chilly after sunset. Housekeeping turned on the electric bed warmers. Our ranger was fantastic! She had a plan every time we went out. She always had a good idea of where we would find the animals. We saw lions,ostrich, water buffalo, hippos, rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, spring buck. There was some unplanned time in the afternoon which was relaxing. The tented camp has a small pool and an area to relax with large umbrellas. The stays are all inclusive ( full board). We paid a little extra for bottles of wine. There was a small minibar- beers, cider, water, pringles, KitKats. Glenn(chef) Wilmarie(housekeeper), Cherene (ranger) worked together like a well oiled machine. Highly recommend.
Written 3 May 2023
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Thank you for your recommendation and thoughtful, personal review.
Written 17 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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