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About Samara Private Game Reserve

About Samara Private Game Reserve

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary wonders of Samara Private Game Reserve, where discerning travelers embark on a remarkable journey. Spanning an awe-inspiring 70,000 acres of meticulously restored wilderness, this award-winning malaria-free retreat embraces four captivating vegetation biomes, including the renowned 'Samara Mara', teeming with a diverse array of wildlife. Tucked away in this ethereal sanctuary lie two intimate lodges, ideal for those seeking an exclusive escape. With only 26 guests at a time, our lodges offer a blissful sense of seclusion amidst an amphitheater

Safari: Samara is the largest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. Two game activities per day allow you to explore 67,000 acres on foot or in a vehicle. Samara is renowned for tracking wild cheetah, aardvark, rhino and elephant on foot.

Golf: There is a 9-hole golf course in nearby Graaff-Reinet.

Wedding Venues: Samara is a stunning wedding venue, catering for small intimate ceremonies up to 30 guests. Alternatively we can organise larger celebrations working with outside catering, flower and wedding planning companies.

Family friendly: Children of all ages welcome at Karoo Lodge. Under-8s are not permitted on game drives with other guests. Dedicated kids programme on offer. Children under 14 are not permitted at The Manor (except for sole-use).

Romantic: The Great Karoo provides the ideal romantic background for a honeymoon or proposal and we provide a bottle of sparkling wine, a private dinner on the patio of your suite and a complimentary massage as a little treat.

Covid Safety Approved: Samara’s first priority is the health, safety and well-being of our guests and staff members. We have implemented new protocols designed to give you peace of mind without compromising on Samara’s authentic Karoo hospitality.

 Sleeps 56
Type: Lodge
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 2 reviews


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Stay between 15 Jan 2024 and 31 Mar 2024 and get 10% off.

  • 1 night min stay (check-in between 15 Jan 2024 and 31 Mar 2024)

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Guest Reviews

Samara Private Game Reserve
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sean holohan
February 2021
Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly, especially for my wife’s birthday. All positives, no negatives. Loved the cheetahs.
jackie taylor, england
February 2016
a very natural and unspoilt reserve with an abundance of wildlife, opportunities to get very close up and personal with rhinos and cheetahs, experiences not to forget....the service was great and the food was impeccable, nothing could be faulted....


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Tourism Graded
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Air conditioning
  • All inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Full board
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Special offers
  • Wake-Up service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
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Samara Private Game Reserve location

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Samara Private Game Reserve is 27.5km from the centre of Graaff-Reinet , the nearest airport 197.3km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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10% OFF special deal. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary wonders of Samara Private Game Reserve, where discerning travelers embark on a remarkable