- BRIAN JACKMAN, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
You’ve heard of the Maasai Mara, but have you heard of the Samara Mara? Every inch of Samara has a special beauty, but there is a particular piece that is quite unique. Perched high on a mountain plateau with 360 degree views, our very own ‘Serengeti of the South’ unfurls over mile upon mile of golden grasslands, framed by purple mountains and teeming with game – Black wildebeest, endangered Cape Mountain zebra, eland and gemsbok.
This remarkable landscape is not only beautiful – it represents a significant portion of a highly diverse yet under-conserved vegetation biome. The grasslands biome is one of South Africa’s most biodiverse – second only to the Cape Floristic Kingdom.
Whilst at Samara you can enjoy this stunning landscape – rivalling even the Serengeti and Masaai Mara for splendour, and a personal favourite of Samara guests and staff alike – during game drives, guided walks and mountain picnics. Lookout points from the plateau offer panoramic views stretching 180km to the south across the Plains of Camdeboo.