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 game reserve not to be missed!"
24 Jan 2022
By petercarljordan, Johannesburg
"This was our first time at Samara. It is a massive reserve with an array of wildlife. The black wildebeest on the top of the mountain with their bushy white tails was a first. The lions, eland and..."
"Unique game viewing experience"
19 Jan 2022
By Dannieman
"The main highlight was seeing 3 three-month-old lion cubs playing with their older brothers from very close at a beautiful time of the day in an incredible spot on the river. Unbelievable sighting..."
"Amazing Wildlife Experience"
19 Jan 2022
By 123Werner123456
"This was an absolutely amazing experience. We stayed in the Manor House. The rooms are decorated very stylish (so was the rest of the house), spacious and have beautiful views. The game viewing was..."
"Incredible unique game viewing"
18 Jan 2022
By peterm483, Stellenbosch
"Samara provides such a unique game viewing and I would gladly go back! Highlights included on foot walking to see cheetah and rhino, watching lion cubs in a river bed, viewing mountain zebra on a..."
"Samara is OK"
12 Jan 2022
By Escape32385399576, Scottsdale, Arizona
"We stayed in the Farm house and it tired and needs some care in order to receive a 5 star rating. The drawers in the dresser were not working properly. The room was dark . Towels were not up to par..."
"A fabulous lodge that really cares about its wildlife"
13 Dec 2021
By wanderingtheunknown, South Africa
"Samara is an amazing lodge. The reserve is absolutely stunning with rhinos, lions, cheetahs and the black wildebeest which are only found in the Karoo area. It is a nature lovers dream whether its..."
"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..."