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 escape into nature"
14 Jan 2020
By MarieAnneM22, Sedgefield
"A most wonderful and fascinating experience with friendly and knowledgeable hosts. The intimate viewing of the cheetahs was an absolute highlight. Even tho the drought broke the day we came, we still..."
"Yes, yes, yes!"
25 Dec 2019
By Negitoro2, New York City, New York
"I can’t recommend Samara more highly. We traveled in a large group that booked the Manor House and overflowed into the Karoo Lodge. Everything from the moment we arrived was wonderful. Our group..."
"Forever Family Memories"
23 Dec 2019
By NikiMouse138
"My husband , three school aged daughters and I have just spent three unforgettable days at Samara. The scenery is rugged and breathtakingly beautiful. The lodge and our accommodation was fantastic..."
"A great wildlife experience"
22 Dec 2019
By David B B, Ashford, United Kingdom
"We had a great 4 days at the Samara Game Lodge. The scenery was stunning and the highlight really was walking close to a family of cheetahs on one game drive. There were many other animals to be..."
"holiday of a lifetime"
09 Nov 2019
By Scenic686858
"An incredible landscape, safari is an unforgettable experience and the lodge was luxurious. But the best thing about Samara are the people that work there - they made a huge effort to ensure we had..."
"Out of Africa "
27 Oct 2019
By DiverKims, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
"Beautiful remote location. Amazing inspiring vision for the future. Got close up to the cheetah family. Had magical experience for afternoons tea on the mountain. Food was wonderful as was the..."
"I cannot imagine a better safari experience"
20 Oct 2019
By Sammy18, Carmel, California
"I am so grateful we found this incredible place. Our party of 6 booked the Manor House at Samara. The staff was easy to work with online and via email. Once we arrived on the property, we were..."
"An awesome highlight of our trip"
12 Oct 2019
By Gervase F
"As mentioned before the drive into the reserve feels long but its worth the wait. Elsa, Veronica, Benedict , jason, Kay and all the team make you feel very welcome. The star bed was amazing!! The..."
08 Aug 2019
By StephenXXXXX, Port Elizabeth
"I have been following Samara since the mid eighties when I read an article about a UK couple who had purchased farms outside Graaff Reinet to establish a private game reserve but they were first..."
"Pampered stay at a wonderful game reserve"
16 Jul 2019
By Karenvanh, Cape Town Central
"My husband and I spent 4 nights at Samara with our two adult sons. From the minute we arrived right through to our departure we received excellent service from the staff who were friendly and seemed..."