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
"True safari for the soul"
21 Apr 2019
By Ellie S, London, United Kingdom
"Words can hardly described what a special place Samara is. The beauty of the landscape is totally breathtaking - from the wide open skies to the gorgeous mountains and enormous plains. It is bursting..."
17 Apr 2019
By louisecamp, London, United Kingdom
"We recently spent two nights at the Manor House. Samara is a magical and soul-expanding place. The house and grounds (that pool!) are elegant and stunningly beautiful, but the deeper beauty lies in..."
"Karoo Paradise"
14 Apr 2019
By Y8468WUmark, Cape Town
"Had the most wonderful few days at Samara. It is still one of my favorite African escapes. The cheetah siting was definitely the biggest highlight of the trip. Thank you to the Samara team for making..."
"Unbelievable stay at Samara "
03 Apr 2019
By PhoebeClair
"We had an amazing stay at Samara. Our Karoo lodge suite was beautiful and very spacious with a gorgeous view of a watering hole and the mountainous landscape. Our game drives were wonderful and we..."
"Stunning Samara"
22 Mar 2019
By wildlifeaddict, Cape Town
"We have visited Samara 3 times now and have had different but wonderful experiences each time. From the scenery to the staff, it doesn't disappoint! Animal sightings are great and guides work really..."
"Unforgettable Experience"
14 Mar 2019
By Ellie L, London, United Kingdom
"Coming back from an afternoon stroll with leopards to a pre-run warm bubble bath is the ultimate luxury. We were so well looked after in every way, our guide, tracker, housekeeper and cook were so..."
"Wonderful Samara"
14 Mar 2019
By 1moretimetraveller, East London
"We arrived at Samara with the expectation of visiting another beautiful Reserve in the Eastern Cape, and having paid for 5 star accommodation, I have to say I was initially disappointed with the..."
"Amazing place"
03 Mar 2019
By BigSur707, Paris, France
"70,000 acre private game reserve in the middle of the Great Karoo. Breathtaking views. Pretty much everything you see while you are on the on the property - just totally gigantic and..."
28 Feb 2019
By Nightjar22, Cape Town Central
"I have no words to describe my gratitude. Having visited Samara in the past on a family holiday some years ago I decided to book a three night stay at Samara as I felt it the perfect place to..."
"Lovely place with unique sightings and dramatic views."
20 Feb 2019
By WessJvR, Johannesburg
"I absolutely love this place and its story of conservation and positive commitment. Everything about it makes you feel good. Great food, lovely rooms, friendly people, special sightings and..."