Activities at Samara Private Game Reserve

Guests on their Great Karoo safari holiday in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, can experience exciting game-drives, walking safaris, visit Bushmen Rock Art and send the kids on children safaris.

Guests on a safari holiday in South Africa at Samara Private Game Reserve can enjoy early morning and evening game drives, informative and thrilling walks through the fragrant Great Karoo bush and visits to fossils and Bushmen Rock Art sites. Guests staying at the Manor at Samara have a personal ranger or private game drives can be arranged on request. Learn about the land, the soil, the vegetation, the rocks and all the African wildlife in this semi-desert area.

Expert guides will show guests daytime wonders of the Great Karoo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa as well as the elusive nocturnal African wildlife of Samara Private Game Reserve. On an safari holiday in the Karoo, South Africa, visitors can track Cheetah on foot and enjoy fabulous night safaris to view the seldom seen Aardvark of which there are many in Samara Game Reserve There are over 60 mammal species and more than 200 recorded bird species.

Samara Wildlife

Samara Private Game Reserve is home to an impressive range of African wildlife due to its diverse variety of habitats. This area boasts a substantial population of Eland, Cheetah, White Rhino, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Cape Mountain Zebra, Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest, as well as a variety of small mammals like Vervet Monkey and Meerkat. The Blue Crane is also a resident of the reserve. After 200 years Elephants have been reintroduced to Samara Game Reserve in an effort to conserve these beautiful animals and add to the biodiversity in the reserve.

Samara Game Reserve Activities

  • Game drives
  • Bird-watching
  • Walking safaris
  • Wilderness picnics
  • Luxury star bed sleep-out
  • Cheetah tracking

Children on Safari at Samara

Children are welcome at Samara Private Game Reserve. An exciting programme of safari activities for children and other things to do is always on the go and guaranteed to enthrall children of all ages, leaving the parents free to explore this reserve during their safari holiday in the Karoo, South Africa. Babysitters are available on request.

Samara Kids Programme

  • Spoor identification and animal tracking
  • Orienteering – navigating your way home
  • Cheetah tales, star naming and stories
  • Trampoline, tennis, croquet and table tennis
  • Bushman paintings – paint your own
  • Face painting - camouflage
  • Play dough, Samara puzzles and treasure hunts
  • Crafting with African beads and Spekboom planting
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