Samara Private Game Reserve

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Getaway Summary
RATE guide:
From R5000 per unit, depending on unit selected and time of year.
What We Say
There's something special about the Karoo, the tranquility and peace that it provides, and Samara Karoo Lodge (in the Samara Private Nature Reserve) is great place to experience this.

The game drives are provided by experienced guides allowing you to see some of the best game in the area among the 70,000 hectares of untouched soil. If time-out is more your thing, then there's a therapist on hand to provide a range of treatment and ease away the stress away with aromatic oils.

The Karoo Suites are individual Karoo-style cottages, each with luxury en-suite bathroom, air-con and fireplace.

The Lodge Suites are part of the manor house and open on to the veranda, a good place to kick back.

The Sibella Suites open onto a deck overlooking a water-hole where you'll see a range of bird-life.

Rates include two daily game activities, and for those who have a little one in tow there's a program for under 8s.

The diverse and unique environment will leave you feeling refreshed, that's if you can drag yourself away!
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Wonderful unique experience"
03 Jan 2023
By Susan M, London, United Kingdom
"We visited as a couple in October, and had a magical time. Our guide Mzi and ranger Jason were outstanding and we had many special experiences up close with the animals, the most memorable being..."
"Stunning Place and amazing staff"
29 Dec 2022
By MONSTER-REVIEWS, Horsham, United Kingdom
"We visited in October so apologies for the delay writing this review. We stayed for 4 days and we’re just blown away with the scenery landscape and animals. We saw everything we wanted to and more..."
"The Eastern Cape bush at its best"
21 Nov 2022
By ninicloete, Caledon
"What a joy to have found Samara not far away... very comfortable lodgings, excellent food, wonderful staff and a superb game guide. We learnt so much in 4 days. Only one thing slightly amiss - the..."
"Incredible moment "
18 Oct 2022
By virginiem254
"We are a family with 2 Kids. We spent 3 amazing days. The welcome is really warm. The Sibella lodge is confortable. The food is very good. What we prefer is to spend time in the brush. Our tracker..."
18 Sep 2022
By AM123828, Hong Kong, China
"Samara is a true wilderness experience with spiritual healing thrown in. The wildlife is so diverse, there are species we still discovered on this trip that we hadn’t seen on previous visits. Never..."
"Best kept gem in South Africa! 5 stars!!"
16 Sep 2022
By ellewinsted
"I have been to Samara Karoo Reserve three times in the past year and it is the gift that keeps on giving! A wonderfully quaint, quiet and cozy gem in the stunning Karoo. The staff are incredibly..."
"Amazing lodge in a great spot"
07 Aug 2022
By sbagliani, Milan, Italy
"An Amazing lodge in a wonderful reserve, with many different and beautiful landscapes and of course lots of animals to see. The staff is very kind, we were lucky to be there at a very calm period..."
"Samara Manor House is the upscale Karoo ticket! 5 Stars"
23 Jul 2022
By gtscharg
"We stayed two nights at the Manor House and were the only couple except for one English gent who left after breakfast after our first night. Four large luxury ensuite guest rooms in the house, very..."
"Magnificent game reserve, with eide variety of game, and top service."
10 Apr 2022
By candy846, Mossel Bay
"The reserve is in the Great Karoo, near Graaf Reinet. Thr Lodge is stylishly furnished with elegance snd style. Our room was large, featured a huge 4-poster bed and private patio, with stunning..."
"An authentic reflection of responsible & sustainable African wildlife."
05 Apr 2022
By Smoothafrica, Cape Town
"This was my fifth visit to Samara spanning a seventeen year period. My first visit in 2005 was a result of a friends strong recommendation to take a look at a property with an awesome vision. That..."