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
"What a magical place"
13 Jan 2019
By Catherine R
"Samara is a beautiful place where the team have not just created a fantastic experience for guests but also a conservation project restoring the great Karoo. We stayed for one night & the service we..."
"Really wonderful place"
11 Jan 2019
By marianneb546, London, United Kingdom
"Stayed for four nights, saw lots of animals really close up, knowledgable staff, lovely food and drinks, picnic one day, loved the warthogs and their babies on the lawn! Took teenage children they..."
"The best weekend!"
30 Dec 2018
By KD555, London, United Kingdom
"We had the most incredible time at Samara and would recommend to everyone! The reserve is beautiful, we were so relaxed throughout our whole stay. Our ranger Beth and tracker Rowan were both..."
"5 Star Big 5 Adventure"
22 Dec 2018
By BryanW1257, Los Angeles, California
"What an amazing adventure!! Got to experience the Big 5 at Samara.. the attention to detail at the 5 star lodges is absolutely top notch! Service is on point.. all staff are so helpful, pleasant..."
"A unique and wonderful experience"
21 Dec 2018
By maddygonzalez94
"I stayed in Samara for five days, which flew by. We were greeted by Samara's friendly staff every morning, who made every effort to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. During the..."
"Spectacular stay in Samara!!"
21 Dec 2018
By cfmscott
"An experience of a lifetime at this amazing reserve. The scenery, people, and the wildlife were all absolutely exceptional. The reserve landscape is absolutely beautiful so even if it's quiet on the..."
"Wow. Just Wow!"
06 Dec 2018
By Watchman834, Crewkerne, United Kingdom
"Nothing can compare to this! I'm going to name names now. Veronica the manager was outstanding and Candice our most frequent waitress was the best! Jan, our guide for the game drives was utterly..."
"What a wonderful place!"
04 Dec 2018
By McIntyres, Ottawa, Canada
"We were greeted by Veronica on arrival, and stayed for 3 nights. Veronica was fantastic and was constantly making sure we were okay and that everything was perfect - always with a big smile! All of..."
"Just Loved Samara"
04 Dec 2018
By Sharpie180, Cambridge
"Four of us booked over a year ago and were delighted to hear (just before our arrival) that there were Cheetah cubs at Samara. I had hope that we might see them, but was prepared for disappointment..."
"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..."