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Cheetahs and Cultivars

Wine in the wilderness

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Located 45 minutes from Graaff-Reinet in the Great Karoo, Samara offers one of South Africa’s most diverse safaris –covering 67,000 acres across mountains and plains of heart-lifting beauty, home to over 60 mammal species including the Big Five and cheetah. This May, Samara is partnering with two celebrated South African wine-makers over the two weekends of the renowned Graaff-Reinet Stoep Tasting festival to offer an unforgettable wine in the wilderness experience.

Each 2-night journey has been curated for those who appreciate both the delights of safari and the sophistication of an expertly-crafted wine.

Rates: R6,550 per person per night, with optional 3rd night at 50% off.

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17-19 May 2024  |   Cheetahs and Shiraz

Featuring Dewaldt Heyns, member of the Winemakers’ Guild and wine-maker at Dewaldt Heyns Family Wines, showcasing his Weathered Hands collection. Formerly cellar-master at Saronsberg Wine Cellar in Tulbagh, Dewaldt is one of South Africa’s pre-eminent Shiraz specialists. Learn more here.

24-26 May 2024  |   Cheetahs and Chardonnay

Featuring Jean-Claude Martin, co-owner and wine-maker at Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Jean-Claude established Creation from the ground up with a commitment to environmental and socio-economic sustainability, highlighting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Learn more here.

The experience

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luxury lodges



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al fresco dining


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