Consisting of 11 former livestock farms assembled since 1997, Samara’s vision is nothing less than the rewilding 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.
Karoo Lodge: your home away from home
The Manor: haven of peace and tranquillity
- THE LATE DR IAN PLAYER, CONSERVATIONIST & FOUNDER OF THE WILDERNESS MOVEMENT
Make the Great Karoo your post-lockdown escape
We are proud to be a Fellow Member of The Long Run, a collection of the world’s most sustainable nature-based travel destinations. Collectively, The Long Run helps conserve over 20 million acres of biodiversity and improves the lives of 750,000 people. By joining the movement, we have committed to a continuous journey of improvement towards excellence in sustainability by achieving a balance in the 4Cs — Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce.