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
"Incredible experience!"
13 Aug 2020
By ElseHugo, London, United Kingdom
"What an incredible time. Exceeded all our expectations and would definitely recommend Samara to anyone. We told our guide Dumisane that we wanted to see an aardvark and he went above and beyond to..."
"So Special"
04 Jul 2020
By maxchristie2017, Exeter, United Kingdom
"We visited Samara over new year, and it was an unforgettable, magical experience. The accommodation and food was superb; the rooms were comfortable, and the food delicious, we had South African..."
"Travel ban"
23 May 2020
By ANCRRO, Darmstadt, Germany
"Due to the Corona-crisis and the South African travel ban we had to cancel our reservation with Samara Private Game Reserve. The cancellation-formalities and the refund of our deposit was handled..."
"An incredible place, a special place"
03 May 2020
By rodd567, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
"Samara Private Game Reserve is unique to South Africa. If you are able to go, then our advice is to go! It is a 5/5 experience. Everyone that works there is so friendly and kind. The breakfast in..."
03 Mar 2020
By Jonathan E, Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
"What an absolutely amazing place! Probably one of the top 10 Private Game Reserves in South Africa and my wife and I have stayed at many over the last 18 years. This one is different in that the..."
"Terrific driver for our game drives"
26 Feb 2020
By Lois H, boston
"With eating and game drives being stressed at this nice facility is is easy to just relax and get spoiled. Our driver was excellent and we always saw what we wanted do view!!!! The one big negative..."
25 Feb 2020
By X5201MWjuliem
"Unforgettable time, the star bed set up and setting was wonderful, seeing the night sky with no light pollution. The staff were brilliant, welcoming, friendly and very efficient. We saw all the game..."
"Karoo love"
19 Feb 2020
By GerhardF241, Pretoria
"We visited Samara over the Valentines weekend. This place is absolutely stunning, never before have we visited a place that looks even better than the website pictures. Their attention to detail is..."
"Beautiful reserve, lovely cottage, great staff and amazing nature!"
03 Feb 2020
By ourplanetinmylens, The Netherlands
"Beautiful Reserve and Accommodation! Once you reach Samara’s main entrance gate, you have to drive an unpaved road. Depending on which lodge you stay, this will be 15-18,4 km. Upon arrival at the..."
"Mixed weather but a great experience"
02 Feb 2020
By Keith84, Kettering
"The staff and accommodation were excellent and the search (not always successful) for the various animals an experience not to be missed. The food was very good but be prepared to have to loosen your..."