Roam Private Game Reserve is located on 5000 hectares of malaria-free scrubveld in the Great Karoo, an ancient and endless semi-desert landscape covering 400,000 square kilometres in its entirety. 

The looming Swartberg Mountains form the backdrop to Roam, while the surrounding archetypal landscapes of flat-topped koppies, deep rock-filled valleys, dry riverbeds littered with shell fragments, and blankets of acacia scrub define the endless landscape. 

Located a 5 – 6 hour drive from Cape Town and a mere 2 hour drive from George Airport and the Garden Route; means that Roam is perfectly placed for a safari add-on to a Route 62, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Prince Albert and Swartberg Pass road trip. It is a self-drive destination and does not have access to a private airstrip. The closest airport is the small airport of George, and the closest town is Beaufort West. 

The focus at Roam is on eco-tourism and providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a conscious safari in the remote wilderness of the Karoo. The team at Roam have many conservation initiatives that focus on rewilding the Great Karoo. Knowledgeable guides will take you on a once in a lifetime adventure tracking wild cheetah on foot through this vast and picturesque landscape.

Other notable species that can be spotted on wilderness walks and guided game drives include giraffe, buffalo, bat eared fox, zebra, kudu, springbok, gemsbok, ostrich, eland, meerkats and over 200 species of bird. You are encouraged to get involved in the conservation aspect of a safari, and enjoy activities such as mountain biking, sundowners and stargazing. There are three accommodation options to choose from, each catering for a different type of guest. These include: Roam Safari Lodge, Roam Manor House and Roam Explorer Camp. 

The safari experience varies according to camp. The exclusive Roam Manor House is a self-catering experience in a section of the reserve that is safe for running, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. Walks, game drives and other conservation experiences come at an extra cost.

For the Roam Safari Lodge and Roam Explorer Camp, both game drives and walks are included.

Endless horizons, brazen sunsets, star-studded night skies and the magic of the Great Karoo await your arrival. 

For reservations, please contact [email protected]. 

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