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
"Wonderful escape into nature"
14 Jan 2020
By MarieAnneM22, Sedgefield
"A most wonderful and fascinating experience with friendly and knowledgeable hosts. The intimate viewing of the cheetahs was an absolute highlight. Even tho the drought broke the day we came, we still..."
"Yes, yes, yes!"
25 Dec 2019
By Negitoro2, New York City, New York
"I can’t recommend Samara more highly. We traveled in a large group that booked the Manor House and overflowed into the Karoo Lodge. Everything from the moment we arrived was wonderful. Our group..."
"Forever Family Memories"
23 Dec 2019
By NikiMouse138
"My husband , three school aged daughters and I have just spent three unforgettable days at Samara. The scenery is rugged and breathtakingly beautiful. The lodge and our accommodation was fantastic..."
"A great wildlife experience"
22 Dec 2019
By David B B, Ashford, United Kingdom
"We had a great 4 days at the Samara Game Lodge. The scenery was stunning and the highlight really was walking close to a family of cheetahs on one game drive. There were many other animals to be..."
"holiday of a lifetime"
09 Nov 2019
By Scenic686858
"An incredible landscape, safari is an unforgettable experience and the lodge was luxurious. But the best thing about Samara are the people that work there - they made a huge effort to ensure we had..."
"Out of Africa "
27 Oct 2019
By DiverKims, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
"Beautiful remote location. Amazing inspiring vision for the future. Got close up to the cheetah family. Had magical experience for afternoons tea on the mountain. Food was wonderful as was the..."
"I cannot imagine a better safari experience"
20 Oct 2019
By Sammy18, Carmel, California
"I am so grateful we found this incredible place. Our party of 6 booked the Manor House at Samara. The staff was easy to work with online and via email. Once we arrived on the property, we were..."
"An awesome highlight of our trip"
12 Oct 2019
By Gervase F
"As mentioned before the drive into the reserve feels long but its worth the wait. Elsa, Veronica, Benedict , jason, Kay and all the team make you feel very welcome. The star bed was amazing!! The..."
08 Aug 2019
By StephenXXXXX, Port Elizabeth
"I have been following Samara since the mid eighties when I read an article about a UK couple who had purchased farms outside Graaff Reinet to establish a private game reserve but they were first..."
"Pampered stay at a wonderful game reserve"
16 Jul 2019
By Karenvanh, Cape Town Central
"My husband and I spent 4 nights at Samara with our two adult sons. From the minute we arrived right through to our departure we received excellent service from the staff who were friendly and seemed..."