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
"Perfect and very Authentic"
01 Nov 2018
By Coastal09259611654
"We visited more than one lodge and did several game drives but loved this one the most by far. You don't see as many animals as in other reserves but you can tell they must live a very happy life..."
"Beautiful Game Reserve"
28 Oct 2018
By Nike1968
"We had an upgrade to a room in the building and it was great. We arrived early but no problem, check in was great and people were nice and friendly. We did not like our ranger but he had a bad day..."
"Disappointing part of an Eastern Cape Odyssey"
27 Oct 2018
By RSA_Traveller74, Durban
"Having just come up from Kwandwe, where we had a memorable experience, Samara just did not live up to the expectations. The safari vehicle was overfull - with guests deciding to remain behind for the..."
"Authentic Africa...Authentic Karoo"
18 Oct 2018
By antoinettepieters0, Somerset West
"What a lovely experience.Samara is truly a hidden gem At Samara you have an option of either staying in the Karoo-lodge or in the Manor-house. We stayed in the Karoo- lodge...lovely setting..."
"Impeccable service, beautiful scenery and excellent value for money"
10 Oct 2018
By PaulPauwen, Johannesburg
"Samara are trying hard to recreate a piece of heaven in the Graaff Reinet area. They have re-introduced many game species to the area. Must be commended for the effort. food was good and service..."
"Close Up Encounters and Breathtaking Sunrises"
13 Sep 2018
By BettinaSoCal, San Diego, California
"As a group of six, we opted for booking our stay in the Manor house that is a few miles away from the main hotel. Luck had it that the entire house was to our disposal as no other guest booked the..."
"Karoo magic"
27 Aug 2018
By Deirdre L
"What an amazing place in a beautiful Karoo setting! The Manor House provided luxury accommodation with the finest cuisine. The friendly and professional staff took grate care of us-thanks Candice..."
"A magical experience in every way. Wow, just wow!"
27 Aug 2018
By LailLong, Cape Town Central
"It's difficult to find the words to describe the magic of Samara. We loved every second of our stay. The magic for me came in two parts; Firstly, the unforgettable luxury and attention to detail..."
"Magical Experience with a wonderful landscape"
15 Aug 2018
By MohammedAhassan, Cairo, Egypt
"It was a fantastic experience in samara and The most special thing is the people of samara. starting from Jenny in the reservations, Marnus the lodge manager, Florence in the reception, Gibson the..."
"Truly unforgettable experience with Julius and MIchelle at the Manor House"
12 Aug 2018
By CapeTownBaby, Seattle, Washington
"Is there anything quite as thrilling as coming home from a walk in the bush with Rhinos to a rich and delicious venison stew, followed by a fragrant and steaming bath, all prepared and ready..."