Samara Private Game Reserve in the malaria free Eastern Cape is a place where time stands still and where visitors are invited to pause, breathe, reflect. Situated within 70,000 acres of indigenous wilderness, Samara Karoo Lodge revives the traditional luxury of a colonial family-owned homestead in the untamed bush.

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Surrounded by an amphitheater of mountains in the heart of the Eastern Cape, Samara Karoo Lodge offers accommodation for up to 20 guests, whether enjoyed individually or booked exclusively for a family or group. Each suite provides modern amenities with the elegance and luxury of colonial style. Light and airy, they all open out onto wide wrap-around verandas and boast luxurious en-suite bathrooms and coveted air conditioning. Three Karoo Suites are set in the garden for a bit more privacy and offer a cottage-like feel with their outdoor showers and private covered patios with magnificent Karoo views. The main homestead houses three spacious Lodge Suites, two Sibella Suites, and two Camdeboo Suites, all of which overlook the watering holes, bird life, and plains of their respective environments.

At Samara Karoo Lodge, guests may relax on the generous veranda while sipping a cocktail from the bar. They can also dine around the boma or indoors savoring a fusion of traditional and continental cuisine accented with produce and herbs from the Karoo’s own garden. Samara Karoo Lodge is defined by its exceptional service, allowing guests to succumb to the tranquility of the Karoo around them.

Conservation and preservation is constantly top of mind at Samara Karoo Lodge. Funds generated come directly back into the conservation projects, including the re-introduction of species who had been previously driven out of the region. Guests of Samara Karoo Lodge encounter the magnificent wildlife of the Karoo with its abundant game species and endangered birds. Free of the restrictions of other reserves, here professional guides introduce guests to the highly endangered cheetah, enabling them to participate in an exclusive interaction with these graceful predators. Embark on a walk through the reserve, free of trails or fences, for an unforgettable experience that will instill a longing to return.

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