Samara Private Game Reserve Manor House

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from R 6,600
What We Say
The Manor at Samara is an exclusive getaway where you'll be treated to ultimate luxury and total privacy by friendly but unobtrusive staff.

When you arrive at the historic homestead you're greeted with breathtaking views of the extraordinary Karoo mountain landscape unfolding beyond the infinity swimming pool which descends into a waterhole where game are present in the early morning and late afternoon. Simply remarkable.

There are four spacious luxury suites, beds made up using the softest linen.

The large comfortable lounge has a crackling fire when it's cool and large glass doors to the patio. Take time to read an interesting book from the library in the cosy reading nooks.

Dining experiences include boma, veranda, dining-room and breakfast room as well as various bush dining experiences. Other services include a personal ranger, chef and butler.
Samara Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape where time stands still, inviting you to pause, breathe and reflect. Discover the Africa one always dreams and reads about with spectacular sunsets and starry skies, surrounded by 70 000 protected acres in the Great Karoo. The exclusive manor at Samara can be sold individually or taken as exclusive use, and offers total privacy for parties of up to eight guests in four luxury double en-suite rooms. Services include a personal ranger, a chef and a butler. Unwind on the patio and gaze over the 21 m infinity pool at the waterhole beyond, where game come to slake their thirst in the early morning and late afternoon. Free of the restrictions of the Big 5 reserves, your professional guides will introduce you to the highly endangered cheetah, enabling you to participate in exclusive interaction with these graceful predators. Discover the secrets of Samara as you explore the untouched Plains of Camdeboo viewing magnificent herds of antelope, or gaze down on the same plains from the mountain plateau where the endangered Cape mountain zebra have found safe haven. Fossils that pre-date the dinosaurs and well-preserved Bushman paintings offer a fascinating insight into some of the historical intricacies of our Earths past.
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..."