Samara Private Game Reserve - Karoo Lodge

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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 to the real Africa"
13 Aug 2017
By denyercol, Mossel Bay
"We enjoyed all aspects of our visit, even the freezing cold start to morning game drives! All staff are well trained, helpful and friendly and ready to go the extra mile. Through the perseverance of..."
"Safari from plane"
12 Aug 2017
By Pavel E, Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
"It was one of our stops during our flying through Africa with bush planes. They have they own air strip for such planes. Samara is beautiful place to enjoy peace with African animals. Service was..."
"Great family lodge! Highly recommended!"
25 Jul 2017
By MrsCassiopia, South Africa
"This was our second visit to Samara, with small kids! The lodge is very child friendly and has a big lawn at the back for the kids to play and run. There is a lovely big pool which was enclosed and..."
"Awesome visit"
07 Jul 2017
By Amy N, Bredasdorp
"From start to finish Samara is TOPS!! The staff are this Game Farm's greatest asset. They are all lovely. So helpful and friendly and they love their workplace and jobs!! The rooms are stunning..."
03 Jul 2017
By Kat_Mancama, South Africa
"From the moment we arrived, greeted with hot chocolate on the stoep, to the day we (reluctantly) left we felt like much-loved family members. We were pampered in every single way possible: special..."
"The most wonderful place to stay, experience the true Karoo and see aardvark and cheetahs."
27 Jun 2017
By cfm768, Johannesburg
"We expected to stay in the Sibela suites, but due to weather damage, we were upgraded to the Manor House! What a wonderful surprise. The Manor House is 5 start and the staff are very professional..."
"Samara is magical"
24 Jun 2017
By Oana B, Paris, France
"Samara in the Karoo is far from habitual safari tourism. A magical place. A huge private reserve. I have been all over Africa , and it is really a stunning special place set in an overwhelming..."
"We will be back for the 3rd Visit"
22 Jun 2017
By leonk479, Bloemfontein
"What a wonderful experience. The Accommodation, Location, the Staff, Meals, it is all just great. If you want to see lots of animals, go some where else, but if you want to see animal's, experience..."
"Excellent facilities, food and animal viewing"
05 Jun 2017
By Bob S, Keller, Texas
"Four of us arrived after a 3-hour transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport. Warmly welcomed at reception with a cool drink and towel. Check-in was quick and our luggage was taken to our 2 private guest..."
"Defining wonder: Taking in the Great Karoo"
18 May 2017
By Mikail B
"I’ve had dreams of vast, brown plains sprawling with dense thickets; mountains and their shadows sheltering teaming communities of wild animals. Somewhere, out there in South Africa, the Great Karoo..."