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
"Extraordinary experience"
13 Jan 2021
By 27isabelles, Zurich, Switzerland
"We stayed 3 nights at Samara Private Game Reserve, and it was the most amazing experience I‘ve ever had! I‘m a true animal lover and to watch all these wild animals in their habitat was exceptional..."
"Absolutely Incredible"
31 Dec 2020
By louisecZ3218VX, London, United Kingdom
"We had the most incredible stay at Samara. Everything about this place is magical - we cannot wait to come back! We stayed in the most charming lodge, very comfortable beds (the best night's sleep..."
"The worst private game reserve we have been to"
26 Dec 2020
By Zakera, Newcastle
"The hotel requested our dietary requirements several times prior to check in but still ignored it on our arrival. I even called them the morning of our arrival and they confirmed it. We had 2 rooms..."
"Exclusive Game Reserve Experience in the Karoo"
15 Nov 2020
By W1067TFolivierd, Cape Town Central
"Exclusively unique and Uniquely Exclusive. Amazing time in this awesome gem hidden in the Karoo. After few kilometres on dirt road, we found the Karoo lodge place surrounded by the mountains. Very..."
"Fabulous Four Days"
12 Oct 2020
By nfng, Cape Town Central
"We had the most brilliant time at Samara. The game, the accommodation, the food, and the moubntain and Karoo scenery were all outstanding. Our ranger, Mzi, and tracker, Elroy, were fubnds of..."
"Will be back to propose..."
09 Oct 2020
By ramsyp2020
"Was lucky enough to be invited along to a friend of mine’s birthday party hosted at Samara and it was without a shadow of a doubt the best week of my life. Super professional guides, jaw-dropping..."
"Bucket List Experience!"
09 Oct 2020
By Marike C, Cape Town
"We visited Samara in October 2020 for a birthday celebration. We had the opportunity to track 8 cheetahs on foot and we had the luck of seeing the rare aardvark on our night game drive - and..."
"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..."