The Friends of Samara Charitable Trust

The Friends of Samara Charitable Trust is a registered charity set up as a platform for like-minded individuals and NGOs to contribute to biodiversity conservation in South Africa's Great Karoo - a globally-important ecological hotspot.

In light of the significant environmental and socio-economic need of the region, Samara created the Friends of Samara Charitable Trust – a means by which guests, visitors and friends can contribute to causes dear to their hearts. Projects include the reintroduction and conservation of endangered species, the fight against rhino poaching and our ongoing environmental education projects.

We particularly encourage people to get involved at more than a solely financial level. Sponsoring a rhino collar for tracking and protection purposes often involves a trip to watch the rhino darting process and the subsequent release back into the wild – an emotional and humbling experience. Seeing in-person how their contribution can alter the course of our projects has proved to be a moving experience for many of our donors.

Any contribution, no matter the size, is hugely appreciated. You can donate by credit card, bank transfer or through PayPal.

Bank details

The Friends of Samara Charitable Trust is a registered charitable trust (IT 51/2010).

Bank name: Investec

Branch code: 580105

Branch name: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

Account number: 50004170194

For donations from outside South Africa, please get in touch with us and we will send you the relevant banking details.

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