Welcome to Samara Private Game Reserve in the malaria free Eastern Cape where time stands still, inviting you to pause, breathe, reflect. Situated within 70,000 acres of indigenous wilderness, Samara's accommodations revive the traditional luxury of a colonial family-owned homestead.
Surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Eastern Cape, Karoo Lodge offers three Lodge Suites located in the main building and three Karoo Suites located on the grounds near the lodge. Each suite provides modern amenities with the elegance and luxury of colonial style. Enjoy relaxing on the generous veranda while sipping a cocktail from the bar. 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.
The Manor at Samara is on offer for the exclusive use of up to eight guests in four suites. The Manor boasts a 22-yard infinity pool, a veranda, dining room and breakfast room with a personal ranger, chef and butler at your service. The light contemporary decor reflects the local landscape and was designed by John Zwiegelaar of John Jacob Interiors. For additional privacy with lovely views of the region, the Mountain Retreat is also available for exclusive use. This rustic home features four suites with a legion of staff on call.
Conservation and preservation is constantly top of mind at Samara. Funds generated come directly back into the conservation projects, including the re-introduction of species who had been previously driven out of the region. Encounter the magnificent wildlife of the Karoo with its abundant game species and endangered birds. Free of the restrictions of other reserves, here your professional guide will introduce you to the highly endangered cheetah, enabling you 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 leave you yearning to return.Request Information