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
"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..."