Samara Private Game Reserve is an extraordinary landscape in the Great Karoo. It is a precious wilderness where life is sacred and carefully conserved. Forming part of a larger vision to create South Africa’s third largest protected area in a global biodiversity hotspot in Eastern Cape, Samara is committed to redeem the ecosystem of the incomparable Great Karoo, restoring it to a majestic haven for wildlife. Privileged guests have a rare opportunity to witness this profound revival, first-hand, and to simultaneously enjoy top-quality accommodation and hospitality. For Valentine’s month, Samara inspires us with their exquisite message ‘Love will Save This Place’.



Message from Samara Private Game Reserve during Valentine’s Month

As Valentine’s Day approaches and love is on everyone’s lips, now is a good time to remember that the planet also needs our love.

We sit at a critical juncture in Earth’s history, a time when the forces of greed and destruction threaten our environment’s very existence, and therefore our own. Our only hope is that people around the world stand up for the environments and wild places that they hold dear.

Already countless acts of love have preserved precious woodlands and water catchments, saved iconic landscapes, halted extractive development in irreplaceable ecosystems. Love is the most powerful of human emotions, and can be an important driver of positive change. Indeed, it is the reason Samara is where it is today.

Samara private Game Reserve Conservation Safari

So this year, as you toast your loved one, reflect on the time you have spent together in Nature and the places you love. Take time to walk in your local forest, visit your nearby beach, breathe in the clean air of the countryside.

Or travel further afield to a rejuvenated wilderness like Samara, plant a Spekboom to support our conservation efforts, salute the stars from our star bed, and help us conserve this magical landscape for posterity.

As Canadian author and environmentalist Naomi Klein once said, ‘Love will save this place’.”

Mail us to book a stay at Samara, or call +27 21 797 7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).