The Conservation Biology class of the Zoology Honours program visited Samara Private Game Reserve as part of their course requirements. While there, they were able to view conservation in action thanks to the provision of a game viewer from Samara management. The time spent in the reserve consisted of discussions centring on key conservation issues while spare time was used for game viewing and experiencing first-hand, the breeding initiatives that play an important role in South African conservation. Time spent in the field is always informative and provides an important practical aspect to the learning experience.