Terra Pampa is the name of our lodge located in the heart of La Pampa, where you can immerse yourself in more than 85.000 acres. Come and live the experience of stunning natural beauty as you delight in the unique outdoor activities. Come,stay in Terra Pampa and hunt while you walk through the breathtaking landscape of bushes, dunes and lagoons inhabited by abundant herds of red stags, water buffaloes, blackbucks and diverse bird species, all of which live together in this unforgettable habitat.
In 1907, Don Juan Harriet, then barely 19, became independent of his family and started off towards Patagonia to buy cattle from the Araucano indians, who descended from the chieftain Sayhueque. He set out from Viedma with two friends, six farmhands and sixty horses. They covered 1,200 km up to the source of the Senguer river, on the foothills of the Andes, in the current province of Chubut.
Dealings with the indians were far from easy. In addition to their natural distrust, a long history of mutual betrayal and broken agreements between them and white men had to be overcome. Don Juan eventually managed to earn their respect due to his superior riding skills and his remarkable talent with the lasso, and from then on, a trusting, durable association was established among them. Harriet purchased 5,000 heads of cattle and 50,000 sheep from the indians. They were taken in successive drives to General Roca, which was the farthest the railway tracks reached to the South at the time.
Those adventurous times were the initiation of that remarkable, enterprising man. In the early days of the Harriet firm, Caichue was one of the estancias selected for stockbreeding, due to its vast proportions and its valued natural pastures, as well as the wild beauty of the landscape. “Caichue”, the Ranquel indian name for the land, means “cleansing waters”. They chose it as one of the places to settle due to its lagoons, which were precious in the arid pampas. The Ranquel were fear some warriors on horseback, skillful with the spear and the bolas. They were outstanding hunters of pumas, Pampas deer, rheas and guanacos.
Nowadays, Harriet’s daughters Susan, Martha and his grandsons Lorenzo and Martín manage and operate the preserve. Harriet’s great-grandchildren are taking their first steps at the firm, continuing the legacy of work and love of the country instilled into the family by the great visionary.
Cattle Breeding Ranch
We are a working cattle breeding ranch with more than 7.000 cows with excellent cattle handling facilities and pasture rotation. Our guests are going to be able to see the gauchos working every day with cattle drives up to 1.000 livestock using the typical tie and “boleadoras”. Thanks to this, we offer the best grass land meat to enjoy in every meal.
Conservation & Sustainability
Our vast environment and landscapes are the source of life to Terra Pampa. For this reason, we do care and pledge to protect and preserve our resources. The conservation of our surroundings has been given top priority in every operation. From minimizing food waste to an integrated plan with the Ministry of Flora & Fauna of La Pampa Province.
In the last 10 years we have donate U$150.000 for wild life conservation
We contribute with +20 non profit organizations
Each year we pay to the province $200.000 in hunting permits and tags
Social Responsability, Social Commitment
The firm has always been involved with the communities and wildlife of every ranch in Argentina. From the early beginnings onwards, the Harriet family has supported educational and health programs in all the provinces where the ranches were established (Misiones, Buenos Aires, La Pampa, San Luis and Chaco).
The family has contribute with different charity foundation such as: Conin, Valores para Crecer, La Chocleada, Alvarado, Haciendo Caminos Leer, Conciencia, Caritas Argentina, Médicos sin Fronteras, Sales, Aldeas Infantiles, Pequeño Cottolengo Don Orione among others.