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Samara Private Reserve

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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Samara Game Reserve in the Great Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa, provides guests with luxury accommodation in a serene setting, excellent game-viewing and Spa relaxation. Samara is situated on 70 000 acres of lush, indigenous wilderness amongst the Sneeuberg Mountains. This family owned reserve offers modern colonial living in the heart of the African bush at the Karoo Lodge, the Manor at Samara and the Mountain Retreat for luxury Eastern Cape accommodation.

Culinary delights are experienced whether guests dine in the open-air boma under the stars or picnic overlooking the romantic Plains of Camdeboo. The Karoo Kitchen produces mouth-watering cuisine using hand-selected wild ingredients and fresh garden produce.  Children of all ages are welcome at Karoo Lodge at Samara Private Game Reserve where there is a special programme suitable for families.

Additional Activities

  • Spa treatments


Karoo Lodge has three Lodge Suites which are situated in the main homestead and are light and airy, all opening out on to the wide wrap-around veranda. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom and is air-conditioned.  The three Karoo Suites are individual Karoo style "cottages" in the garden and are larger than the Lodge Suites. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom, is air-conditioned and has a fireplace. Refresh yourself in the outdoor shower while gazing at the magnificent views

The Manor at Samara is for the exclusive use of up to 8 guests in ultimate luxury and total privacy with every whim being anticipated by friendly but unobtrusive staff.  Relax in four spacious luxury air-conditioned suites. Beds are made up with the softest linen that lulls you to sleep and all suites have large en-suite bathrooms with separate showers and free standing baths.

The Mountain Retreat is an exclusive use venue accommodating up to 10 guests. There are three delightful double en-suite bedrooms in the main homestead and a further two en-suite bedrooms are situated in the beautifully restored Victorian barn.

  • Luxury en-suite accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tea and coffee
  • Two Safaris per day on open Game Viewers
  • Local house wines & beverages
  • Return transfers from the Samara Airstrip to the lodge