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Samara Private Game Reserve

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Karoo Lodge, Petersburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Samara are trying hard to recreate a piece of heaven in the Graaff Reinet area. They have re-introduced many game species to the area. Must be commended for the effort. food was good and service very friendly. My only disappointment is that the animals are...More

Thank PaulPauwen
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

Dear PaulPauwen, thanks so much for your review. We really enjoyed meeting you and showing you around Samara. Fingers crossed you'll spot the cheetah next time! Kind regards, Team Samara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a group of six, we opted for booking our stay in the Manor house that is a few miles away from the main hotel. Luck had it that the entire house was to our disposal as no other guest booked the remaining room. All...More

Thank BettinaSoCal
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded yesterday

Dear BettinaSoCal, thank you so much for your lovely review. We really enjoyed hosting your crew at the Manor and appreciate your thoughtful comments. Hope to welcome you back again sometime! Kind regards, Team Samara

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place in a beautiful Karoo setting! The Manor House provided luxury accommodation with the finest cuisine. The friendly and professional staff took grate care of us-thanks Candice, Percy and Ruan. The close encounters with the rhino's and cheetahs were incredible. I would...More

Thank Deirdre L
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Deirdre, thank you so much for your great review. It was our absolute pleasure to host you both at The Manor and we are delighted that you had such a good time. Thanks for passing on your recommendation re the Tracker Academy - it...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Thank LailLong
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

Reviewed 15 August 2018

It was a fantastic experience in samara and The most special thing is the people of samara. starting from Jenny in the reservations, Marnus the lodge manager, Florence in the reception, Gibson the range and all the other people I didn't manage to get their...More

Thank MohammedAhassan
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 17 August 2018

Dear Mohammed, thank you so much for your wonderful words. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Samara, and we hope you will visit again one day! The Samara team is indeed the jewel in our crown. Kind regards, Team Samara

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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 More acres 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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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$462 - US$868 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Samara Private Game Reserve Hotel Samara Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$462 - US$868 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Samara Private Game Reserve Hotel Samara Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
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Questions & Answers
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Jdupreez
26 May 2018|
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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
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"Magic place"
PaulPauwen
1 week ago
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"The Karoo Suites are breathtaking"
LailLong
27 Aug 2018
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"the lodge suites are amazing."
MohammedAhassan
15 Aug 2018
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"All rooms are lovely and have character and grace - any room is a good choice!"
58nicolas
02 May 2018
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