Samara Karoo Reserve

Experience
born again wilderness
in South Africa’s
soulful Karoo

Learn to lose and find yourself in landscapes with limitless horizons, in over 67,000 acres of South African wilderness reaching across 5 biomes.

 

Restoring the landscape through rewilding and responsible tourism is Samara’s lifelong mission, and every guest contributes directly to the achievement of this vision.

 

Intimate lodges with a true sense of place invite you to explore this magical landscape on a safari with soul. Track endangered wildlife on foot, take part in hands-on conservation activities and fall asleep beneath sparkling skies on a romantic star bed nestled along the Milk River. Experience a reconnection with Nature and a heart-lifting vision of hope for the future.

Highlights & Activities

Track endangered wild cheetahs on foot
Meet Samara’s most famous residents and gain a privileged insight into their wild existence as they hunt, play, raise their young and navigate the spectacular landscape.
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Contemplate life’s purpose beneath the African stars
Fall asleep under a canopy of stars to the sounds of wild Africa whilst nestled in the safe cocoon of Samara’s four-poster star bed. A romantic experience to take your breath away.
Learn to track like a Master
Join the students and graduates of Samara's on-site Tracker Academy who will lead you on an unforgettable walking safari to uncover the secrets of this diverse landscape.
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Dine on top of the world
Spend the day on Samara’s mountain-top “Mara” and experience a picnic setting like no other, as wildebeest gambol past and lions roar in the distance.
Play your part in rewilding the landscape
Take a peek behind the scenes of Samara’s conservation journey and get your hands dirty assisting the reserve’s restoration, rewilding and regenerative agriculture efforts.
Samara Karoo Reserve

Regenerative Impact

Samara is an award-winning journey to restore South Africa’s spectacular semi-arid Great Karoo region through rewilding and responsible tourism.

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Resort Location

Samara Karoo Reserve

Hotel Address

The Great Karoo, South Africa

Closest Airport

Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)

Travel Time From Airport

2.5 hour drive

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