Samara Game Reserve

Marvel at herds of game found nowhere else in this region


Samara Private Game Reserve covers 70,000 acres of virgin malaria-free wilderness, encompassing mountains and high valleys that descend into the vast plains of Camdeboo. Home to over 60 mammal species and over 200 birds, including the rare and endangered cheetah (which you can track on foot), mountain zebra and blue crane. Not only will you be overawed by the conservation projects of preserving global biodiversity and endangered species, you will marvel at herds of game found nowhere else in this region.

Karoo Lodge

Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in perfect serenity with the reserve’s pristine wilderness. Combining colonial comforts with the essence of Mother Nature, the lodge treats you with exceptional service, meaning you can kick back and allow the tranquility of the Karoo to envelop your soul.

If you choose, you can leave the game for another day and indulge yourself in the luxury of your suite and let our experienced therapist ease you into relaxation with her aromatic oils and local charm.

Echoing the pulse of the Karoo, the interiors seek to fuse the elegance of luxury colonial style cottages with the untamed beauty of the African bush. Cradled in the softest linen, you can lose yourself in the sleepy rhythms of the land as the tranquil sounds of the Karoo lull you into an idyllic state of relaxation and contentment. Quiet, but not silent, Africa’s voice whispers sweet nothings through the grasses.

Manor at Samara

Since opening in 2005 Samara Private Game Reserve has built its name as an outstanding and dedicated South African conservation destination where guests can enjoy the most magnificent Karoo landscapes and be treated to exceptional service, kick back and allow the tranquillity of the Karoo to envelop their souls.

Many guests have relaxed on our veranda, surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, and wished that this was home. It is with this wish in mind that we are pleased to announce the launch of our Manor House.

Now open, The Manor at Samara is for the exclusive use of up to eight guests in luxury, air-conditioned en suite rooms with views over an extraordinary Karoo mountain landscape.

You will arrive at this historic homestead and upon entering breathtaking views will unfold over a 21m infinity pool which descends into a natural water hole at which game can be present in the early morning and late afternoon.

The Manor is unique in its warm design which reflects the local landscape and traditions whilst retaining a lovely light contemporary twist. The style of The Manor is the inspiration of well known South African designer John Zwiegelaar of John Jacob Interiors.

Dining experiences include an enclosed boma, veranda, dining room and breakfast room as well as various bush dinning experiences. Relax in four spacious luxury suites, with the softest linen that lulls you to sleep. All the suites have en-suite bathrooms with free-standing baths. Services include a personal ranger, chef and butler.

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Susie Freeman Travel

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