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
"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..."
"A South African idyll with very noble conservation goals"
15 May 2017
"We stayed at Samara for 5 nights (in the Sibella suites) and were thoroughly looked after from start to finish. The views are fantastic; you get a true safari experience and can get really close to..."
"5 star resort in heart-stoppingly beautiful landscape"
26 Apr 2017
By Laura D
"Totally breathtaking. Be warned - you will fall in love with this place: the landscapes are unbeatable, the sunsets fantastic, and the stars...! Just the best. The highlight of our stay was the game..."
"An unforgettable 5 star experience"
19 Apr 2017
By Richard H
"It is impossible to describe the tranquility felt at this South African gem. The staff really go out of their way to make you feel special and pampered, I honestly cannot recall one member of the..."
"Not what we expected"
05 Apr 2017
By DrienieEwald, Cape Town
"We were looking forward to a 5 Star experience and was deeply disappointed. Our room was NOT clean. There were dead flies in the room, a dying pot plant, a broken screen, bathroom floor was dirty..."
"An amazing safari experience"
03 Apr 2017
By Janet W, Hastings, United Kingdom
"Our stay at Karoo Lodge was just magnificent. Samara is a bit out of the way in spectacular Karoo country, so It is important to have a decent car to navigate the roads but once there guests can..."
"Tranquility & Beauty"
03 Apr 2017
By MunroBoutique, Johannesburg
"The room location was Excellent, we felt totally secluded we could not see any other buildings of any kind. The rooms were extremely comfortable, and the design of the bathroom was excellent. We were..."
02 Apr 2017
"SAMARA KAROO LODGE was our home for one night. Lunch, game drive, dinner, game drive (both times Jan Dunn, enjoyable)and superb servce by Nomsa, Sonia and staff included. Room was large two four..."
"A luxury game reserve in a magnificent setting"
01 Apr 2017
By terrymarc, Scottsdale, Arizona
"Samara is special in all respects. The setting, in the mountains and rolling hills of the Karoo Desert, is outstanding. The lodge is well kept and inviting. The meal venues (sometimes on the veranda..."
"Superb safari experience"
16 Mar 2017
By PeterBrink, Norwich, Vermont
"We just had two days at Samara and are delighted with our experience. First, spending a half hour in early morning viewing mother cheetah cavorting with her 4 cubs - first the 3 of us plus guide from..."