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Nothing can compare to this! I'm going to name names now. Veronica the manager was outstanding and Candice our most frequent waitress was the best! Jan, our guide for the game drives was utterly amazing and the perfect guide. Knowlegeable, funny and a personable and...More
It's difficult to find the words to describe the magic of Samara. We loved every second of our stay.
The magic for me came in two parts;
Firstly, the unforgettable luxury and attention to detail of the lodge itself.
And secondly, the breathtaking beauty of...More
Date of stay: August 2018
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 29 August 2018
LailLong, your review brought a tear to our eye. Thank you for sharing your experience. We couldn't be happier that you felt the true magic of Samara, and on your 40th birthday no less. We hope we can welcome you back again in years to...More
We were greeted by Veronica on arrival, and stayed for 3 nights. Veronica was fantastic and was constantly making sure we were okay and that everything was perfect - always with a big smile! All of the staff were very friendly and attentive. It's small...More
Four of us booked over a year ago and were delighted to hear (just before our arrival) that there were Cheetah cubs at Samara. I had hope that we might see them, but was prepared for disappointment. We were not disappointed!
We arrived at the...More
We visited more than one lodge and did several game drives but loved this one the most by far. You don't see as many animals as in other reserves but you can tell they must live a very happy life here and have plenty of...More
A heart-stoppingly beautiful African setting awaits at the award-winning malaria-free Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet. Two elegant lodges lie nestled between an amphitheatre of mountains on 70,000 …Moreacres of Great Karoo landscape with breathtaking views. Samara encompasses 4 vegetation biomes, dramatic mountains and the unique ‘Samara Mara’ - vast plateau grasslands resembling the East African Serengeti. Renowned for tracking safaris with the endangered cheetah, white & black rhino, giraffe and aardvark, other activities include birding, hiking, mountain biking & a children’s programme. We specialise in outdoor dining, whether under the stars, a picnic in the river or lunch on the mountain-top. A luxury star bed is the perfect romantic getaway. Samara also has greater purpose – the creation of a sustainable ecosystem and a landscape-scale conservation project - your support helps achieve this grand vision. Recommended minimum stay 3 nights. A safari for the soul. Less
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Response from SamaraReserve | Property representative |
Hi Tiny. Thanks for your enquiry. The cost will depend on your chosen dates, whether there are any children in your party and which room type you choose. We have two lodges, Karoo Lodge and The Manor. We also sometimes run... More
Hi Tiny. Thanks for your enquiry. The cost will depend on your chosen dates, whether there are any children in your party and which room type you choose. We have two lodges, Karoo Lodge and The Manor. We also sometimes run specials - at the moment we are offering a Stay 4 Pay 3 special. Please take a look at our website and contact our Reservations team from there. Kind regards, Team Samara