Spanning 70,000 acres of breathtaking malaria-free wilderness, award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve offers a Big Five safari with a difference. Consisting of 11 former livestock farms assembled since 1997, Samara’s vision is nothing less than the rehabilitation of an entire landscape in the Great Karoo, South Africa’s magical heartland. Key to the Samara experience is the concept of co-creation, where every guest plays a role in safeguarding the landscape in perpetuity.
The landscape itself is unique – an unexpected and diverse semi-arid paradise of mountains and grasslands, where thousands of wild animals, from cheetah to elephant to springbok, roam once more. A total of 26 guests at any one time are invited to join this conservation journey, a guest-to-land ratio almost unparalleled in Africa.
Located in the Eastern Cape, 2.5 hours from Port Elizabeth by car, Samara is easily accessible from the Garden Route. It is also just 40 minutes from the historical town of Graaff-Reinet, rich in culture and heritage.