Samara Private Game Reserve, located in the Great Karoo, is the ideal off-the-beaten-track option in South Africa. Nowhere captures that feeling of space and complete disconnection better than Samara’s 67,000 acres of spectacular wilderness. By the time you reach your destination, you’ll most likely be some of the only humans for miles around. Easily accessible from the Garden Route, Samara is also just 40 minutes from the historical town of Graaff-Reinet, and is a fantastic choice for families as a malaria-free destination. Despite classing itself as a Big-Five Reserve, I would describe Samara as a wilderness experience with an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy, including horseback riding, mountain biking, bush walks or cheetah tracking. For ultimate exclusivity, I’d suggest booking The Manor on an exclusive-use basis to be able to enjoy private activities and a programme completely tailored to you.