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
"A fabulous family-friendly yet luxurious holiday!"
18 Jul 2021
By Discover41076186719, Cape Town Central
"Fabulous! We visited as a family of 4 for a short 4-day holiday. The staff were exceptionally friendly and attentive without leaving you feeling “crowded”. The accommodations and lodge were..."
"Walking with cheetah"
06 Jun 2021
By E6853CBtracyd, Sutton, United Kingdom
"What an amazing experience walking with cheetah, would loved to have done more than one walk, but we are doing 10 properties in the Eastern Cape in 30 days. so time is limited .Facilities were first..."
"Wonderful three night experience"
20 May 2021
By FrazerAround, Franschhoek
"We loved our stay at Samara at the beginning of May! Thank you to the whole team for making sure we had the best experiences like walking with the cheetahs twice, walking near rhinos and the..."
"A dream lodge in Karoo"
22 Apr 2021
By Eierpampe
"The place is magic, the lodge incredibly charming, the service perfect, food wonderful. Probably the best lodge we have ever been to. At the same time one gets the good feeling of supporting a great..."
"Outstanding with Every Detail"
18 Apr 2021
By Venture421980, Johannesburg
"Because of Covid and not being able to leave the borders of SA, it was a good opportunity to uncover some hidden gems. Samara is that jewel. As a family we have been to the bush countless times and..."
"Great experience with the cheetahs"
13 Apr 2021
By Nicci P, Chicago, Illinois
"This is a very interesting property, they are rehabilitating the area for wildlife, so it's more of a conservation effort than a traditional bush/animal experience. Having said that, their cheetah..."
"To Walk with Cheetahs"
03 Mar 2021
By stanleycornelius24
"What a magical experience. To walk with cheetahs! A simply unheard of encounter. A personalized stay, where people greet you by name, in the most beautiful environment. The lodge is designed for long..."
"Perfect getaway"
13 Feb 2021
By 908seanh, Langebaan
"Stayed for three nights, and found a place with the most friendly staff you could ever find. Food is to die for and far too much. Would highly recommend anyone to visit, you will certainly enjoy the..."
"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..."