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, and reflect. Situated within 70,000 acres of indigenous wilderness, Samara Manor House is an exclusive-use luxury safari hideaway, offering homey accommodations, excellent game viewing, and an army of personal rangers, butlers, and chefs to ensure a seamless, unforgettable stay.

Property Details

Samara Manor House is on offer for the exclusive use of up to eight guests who value the utmost in privacy, romance, and indulgence. The homestead sits on the site of a Victorian farmer’s home and continues to adopt its innate ambiance and tradition. Light, contemporary interiors designed by John Zweigelaar of John Jacob Interiors are reflective of the local landscape and utilize only the softest linens and most luxurious local materials available. Large en-suite bathrooms boast double vanity washbasins, free-standing bathtubs, and separate showers, while private patios afford incredible views from their lounging sofas.

Within the Samara Manor House common areas are two living rooms, an LCD satellite television, a large fireplace, a quaint breakfast room, and a well-appointed dining room—all working together to create a sense of home. Outside, a 22-yard infinity pool descends into a natural water hole for excellent game viewing, and the outdoor boma area provides an ideal gathering spot for conversation and fun under the African sky. Guests of Samara Manor House are completely spoiled by the property’s dedicated staff, including a personal ranger, chef, butler, and even nannies upon request to cater to every need.

Conservation and preservation is constantly top of mind at Samara Manor House. Funds generated come directly back into the conservation projects, including the re-introduction of species who had been previously driven out of the region. Guest 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. Or, simply leave the game for another day and indulge in the luxury of the lodge, allowing the on-call therapist to ease away the stress with aromatic oils and local healing traditions.

Samara Mountain Retreat

For additional privacy with lovely views of the region, Samara Mountain Retreat is also available for exclusive use. This rustic home features four suites with a legion of staff on call and has been lovingly restored by the owners as their personal escape to the mountains.

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