Conservation Club

3-Night Cheetah Conservation Experience

3-Night Cheetah Conservation Experience

Samara Private Game Reserve, Great Karoo, South Africa

Limited dates in Sep & Oct 2021!
  • Min 1 guests - Max 8 guests
    • Min age 8 years
  • 2 Luxury Lodges
    • Karoo Lodge sleeps 18
    • The Manor sleeps 8
  • Fully inclusive
    • All Meals
    • Game Drives
    • Cheetah Conservation
    • Private Guide
    • Sundowners

Activities included in your stay

  • Game Drives

    Twice daily game drives

  • Guided Bush Walks

    The ultimate way to explore the bush

  • Wilderness Picnics

    Dine alfresco in spectacular nature

  • Cheetah Darting

    The first step in their "modern migration"

  • Cheetah Tracking

    Track wild cheetah on foot with expert guides

  • Meet Conservation Team

    At one of South Africa's Top 3 cheetah reserves

Conservation Fee: R150 pppn
Spend 3-nights at Samara in the magnificent Great Karoo region and embark on a safari with a difference – a hands-on cheetah conservation experience at one of South Africa’s most successful cheetah reserves.

After more than a century of local extinction, Samara reintroduced wild cheetahs to the reserve in 2003 as part of their rewilding vision. Since then, the cheetah population has flourished and Samara’s ongoing cheetah conservation programme provides guests with unrivalled cheetah viewing, particularly on foot, as well as opportunities for unique hands-on conservation experiences.
This September & October, working with the Endangered Wildlife Trust, Samara will be translocating several cheetahs to other reserves and national parks as part of a programme to manage cheetah genetic diversity. This “modern migration” ensures the long-term viability of the species and the genetic and demographic integrity of the Southern African population.
Guests are invited to take part in this rare and unique opportunity to experience cheetah conservation behind the scenes, with hands-on tracking, darting, data collection and other conservation activities included in their 3-night stay.
An ideal getaway for wildlife lovers, families with older children and anyone keen to get their hands dirty for a good cause in a spectacular setting.
Suitable for children aged 8 and above.

About the accommodation

With just two five-star luxury lodges sleeping a maximum of 26 people on the reserve, it will feel like you have Samara’s 67,000 acres all to yourself. Karoo Lodge sleeps 18 in a restored farmhouse with a rustic, authentic charm. The Manor offers a contemporary take on Karoo living, sleeping up to 8 in comfort and style.

Wifi Available
Outdoor Shower (Karoo Retreat)
Swimming Pool
Malaria Free Area
Mini Fridge
Fireplace (Karoo Retreat)

Want a closer look at Samara Private Game Reserve


A place your heart yearns to return to

Samara is one of those places your heart always yearns to return to. It has become the benchmark to which we compare other game reserves we visit.

  • Christine Janse van Rensburg

Pioneering venture

Samara is a pioneering venture to restore one of South Africa's ecologically important areas - the Karoo. It is a privilege to see tourism and ecology so successfully combined.

  • Mike WG

Stand-out highlight

I have been lucky to stay at many, many game lodges over the past 20 years, and for me Samara was a stand-out highlight. Thank you for having created this special Karoo wilderness.

  • Ian Solomon


Our 5th visit to Samara and it never fails to take my breath away. It's not often we revisit somewhere so often but Samara gets into your soul.

  • Adrian Thorne

Cheetah tracking

Tracking cheetah in the Karoo is completely captivating and utterly unforgettable.

  • Keri Harvey
Limited dates in Sep & Oct 2021!

from R 11250 / Per Person Per Stay

3-Night Cheetah Conservation Experience

You won't be charged until booking is confirmed.

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How to get there

Fly to Port Elizabeth international Airport

Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6070

Drive from airport to Samara

Petersburg Road Off the R63 to Pearston

Check in at Samara

14:00 on day of arrival

Check out at Samara

11:00 on day of departure

from R 11250 / Per Person Per Stay

3-Night Cheetah Conservation Experience