Samara Karoo 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
"Sublime Samara is worthy of a trip"
04 Jul 2024
By 874abrahams
"Simply a delightful experience at Samara. The staff, guides and trackers are all fantastic, and the newly remodeled Karoo Lodge is sublime. We love the conservation work they’re doing, and it shows..."
"A beautiful reserve - ethically run"
01 Apr 2024
By MDH19VS, London, United Kingdom
"We stayed for all four days in the tented camp which has four double tents and a dining/ seating tent. The tents are comfortable with proper loos and bucket showers. They have wonderful views..."
"A special place on earth"
29 Mar 2024
By Passenger276624, Bonn, Germany
"We shared to rooms in the Manor. As the Manor has four rooms only there were only two other couples staying with us which made our stay a really private encounter. The Manor is huge and leaves enough..."
"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..."