Heart-stoppingly beautiful, is how award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is best described.
Elegant lodges provide luxury accommodation nestled between an amphitheatre of mountains on 70,000 acres, where wildlife roams again.
Samara is rich, not only in its habitat and diverse surroundings, but unusually, it contains four of South Africa’s seven biomes. It is also rich in spekboom habitat and has launched a project to facilitate the re-generation of previously over-grazed land on the reserve through the planting of Spekboom.
Samara is home to some of the countries endangered species - Cape Mountain Zebra, Cape Shelduck and Cheetah.Karoo Lodge
Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in perfect serenity in the reserve`s pristine wilderness. Combining colonial comforts with the essence of Mother Nature, the Lodge treats you to exceptional service, enabling you to relax and allow the tranquillity of the Karoo to envelop your soul.
If you choose, you can leave the game for another day and indulge in the luxury of your suite and let our experienced therapist ease your stress away with her aromatic oils and local charm.
Our Lodge Suites are situated in the main homestead and are light and airy, all opening out on to the wide wrap-around veranda. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom and is air-conditioned. One extra bed can be accommodated for families with a child.
Our Karoo Suites are individual Karoo style "cottages" in the garden offering a bit more privacy. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom, is air-conditioned and has a fireplace. They even have outdoor showers with magnificent views!
Our Sibella Suites are two delightful suites each with an en-suite shower and sharing a wooden deck overlooking the waterhole with abundant birdlife. They are both air-conditioned.
Facilities & Services:
- Honeymoon Couples
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Limited Room Service
- Special Meals on Request
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Team Building
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Curio Shop
- Internet Access
- Tourism Information Desk
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Other Language
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
- Tennis Court
- DVD and/or VCR
Samara Private Game Reserve - Karoo Lodge Activities:
Learn about our conservation efforts and plant a spekboom to off-set your carbon footprint. Read animal tracks as if reading a book, or simply let your imagination go back in time as you view the ancient bushman paintings.
Samara Private Game Reserve is unique in that the property consists of four Biomes - Nama-Karoo, Plateau Grassveld, open Savannah and Thicket. You will be taken on a memorable walk accompanied by one of our highly qualified rangers, who will share his extensive knowledge of the individual characteristics of each of these biomes.
Our Walking Safaris specialise in all aspects of getting closer to nature and learning to track animals and approach them on foot.
Travel up the steep mountain pass in a 4x4 vehicle and enjoy truly breathtaking scenery. View our pristine landscape which will leave a picture in your mind that lasts forever.
The Aardvark is one of the most widespread mammals in Africa, but also one of the most unseen creatures that Africa has to offer. Take this rare opportunity to experience these amazing creatures in their natural environment by joining us on a Night Safari at Samara.
There are just over 200 species of birds recorded. In August you are most likely to view the endangered Blue Crane flocks of 250 – 300 birds, and may be lucky enough to see Black Eagles soaring below you from Eagles’ Rock, one of our magnificent view points.
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