Discover: "The Big 5" & Zipslide Adventures in Ceres or History in Tulbagh...
Travelling to Africa is only complete once you have embarked on a safari and with the rich biodiversity of the Little Karoo and over 1200 animals on the reserve, a trip to Inverdoorn is an experience not to be missed. Spanning 10.000 hectares, the privately owned game reserve ensures that the animals are able to roam free in their natural habitat and wildlife conservation remains at the forefront of everything Inverdoorn does.
Home to the Big Five, it is the largest game reserve in the region (only 1,5 hours drive from Sauvignon Country Lodge!) and situated in the dry heartland of South Africa, Inverdoorn is entirely malaria-free! There are game reserves further up north that are unfortunately not, but here you will leave as malaria-free and healthy as you arrived.
We'll make an early start and make sure to be inside the game reserve before 10:00 a.m. After a welcome drink with home-bakes cookies we will enjoy an almost three-hour game drive across the 10.000 ha reserve in search of the Big 5, roaming wild and free.
The game drive will surely build up your appetite, so upon return to the lodge, a three-course buffet lunch is served. Summertime in the Karoo is characterised by clear, warm and sunny days so lunch will most likely be served beneath the Eucalyptus tree alongside the succulent garden. All meals are prepared with only the freshest, seasonal produce, sourced directly from local farms.
We will be ready to leave the game reserve around p.m. and -for those who dare- we will return through Ceres and stop for a genuine African Zipslide Adventure... Ceres Zipslide offers the longest Zipline Tour in Africa: 1,4km of pure adrenalin Eco Adventure, consisting of 8 slides varying from 100-290m in lenght. This Eco-Adventure is 100% safe (kids allowed from 3 yrs up), fast and long.
The tour takes place in the Schurweberg Mountains below the Koekedouw Dam in Ceres, also known as the "Eden of The Cape", and shows the true beauty of the Karoo's fynbos and rugged sandstone mountains. The tour takes about 1.5 hrs, we will finish around 5 p.m.
The Zipslide Adventure can easily be replaced by a visit to Tulbagh, a beautiful historic town we will pass on our way back home, at the opposite side of Bain's Kloof.
The Tulbagh valley was first discovered by European settlers in 1658 and the town itself was developed in 1743. Post the 1969 earthquake every historic home in Church Street was beautifully restored to its original glory, and the 32 Cape-Dutch buildings in it now constitute the largest concentration of National Monuments in one single street in South Africa.
We'll make a stop at one of the many well-known Tulbagh wineries (amongst others the beautiful farm 'Twee Jonge Gezellen', home of the finest MCC) before heading back to Sauvignon Country Lodge.