A heart-stoppingly beautiful African setting awaits at the award-winning Big Five malaria-free Samara Karoo Reserve near Graaff-Reinet. Two elegant lodges lie nestled between an amphitheatre of mountains on 67,000 acres of Great Karoo landscape with breathtaking views.
Samara encompasses 5 vegetation biomes, dramatic mountains and the unique "Samara Mara" - vast plateau grasslands resembling the East African Serengeti - home to 225 bird species and 65 mammal species including endangered and desert-adapted wildlife.
Renowned for tracking safaris to view wild cheetah on foot, other activities include conservation activities, birding, hiking, mountain biking & a children’s programme. Samara specialises in outdoor dining, whether under the stars, a picnic in the river or lunch on the mountain-top. A luxury star bed is the perfect romantic getaway.
Samara also has greater purpose as a leading conservation journey to restore the Great Karoo region through rewilding and responsible tourism. Staying at one of Samara's lodges acts as a direct contribution to this vision. Recommended minimum stay 3 nights.