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Roam Private Game Reserve offers a conscious safari experience in the heart of the mysterious Malaria-free Great Karoo, and is a mere 5 - 6 hour road trip from Cape Town.

About Roam

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 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 two accommodation options to choose from, each catering for a different type of guest. These include: Roam Safari Lodge and Roam Explorer Camp. 

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


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 looming Swartberg Mountains form the backdrop to the Malaria-free 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. 

The Route 62 route comes highly recommended, and to get there you will need to take the N1 north bound (Paarl, Worcester) and follow the Worcester/Robertson route.

Although Route 62 is the most scenic route, it isn't the fastest route to Roam. The fastest route is on the N1 north bound (Paarl, Worcester, Laingsburg) towards Prince Albert.

GPS: co-ordinates: S 32.91834′ E 022.54525′ 

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