Welcome to Samara
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.
Tracking cheetah on foot
Up close and personal
Milky Way Star Bed
Just you and the stars
Karoo Lodge: your home away from home
Lovingly-restored original homestead
Five-star Karoo Lodge sleeps 18 guests in a homely and comfortable farmstead overlooking an amphitheatre of mountains.
The Manor: haven of peace and tranquillity
Luxury Karoo villa
Contemporary style meets Karoo living in this manor house sleeping 8, which can also be rented on an exclusive-use basis.
- THE LATE DR IAN PLAYER, LEGENDARY CONSERVATIONIST
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In this post, we ponder whether the elephant bulls and cows are meeting up in secret.