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Samara Private Game Reserve

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Free Wifi
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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 acres of Great Karoo landscape with breathtaking views. Samara encompasses...
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Karoo Lodge, Petersburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a splendid family stay at Samara. Friendly, attentive staff catered to all our needs. The game ranger was knowledgeable and friendly. We loved the homely feel of the Karoo Lodge, and the meals were lovingly prepared by Ant Mieta!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are very beautifully appointed, they have thought of everything, and more! The food is great, without being OTT. The lodge has a very homely feel to it, without being pretentious. The staff are very attentive - always positive, engaging, and keen to assist.

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Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear raehenderson, thank you so much for your kind words. True Karoo hospitality is in our blood :) Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Team Samara

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Our vacation at Samara exceeded our expectations in every way! It was truly the highlight of our trip to South Africa. The staff made us feel very welcome and anticipated our every need! The private Karoo Suites were elegantly decorated and very cozy with their...More

Thank Florence K
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 7 June 2018

Dear Sweetie19532014, thanks so much for your fantastic review! It was a delight to have you stay with us, and we are thrilled that Samara was the highlight of your South African trip. Hope to welcome you back! Kind regards, Team Samara

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Samara is so much more than a Luxury Private Game Reserve in a unique South African Eastern Cape setting. It is a passionate conservation undertaking, the leader in its area and ‘heart-stopping beautiful' in the Great Karoo region of South Africa. Steeped in history, Samara...More

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Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 7 June 2018

Dear Lore W, many thanks for your review! Delighted that you had such a good and educational time with us. Hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Team Samara

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Samara for 3 nights on our baby moon and it is safe to say that this was the most memorable experience we have ever had in South Africa, and we are South Africans, we’ve seen many things SA has to offer! The...More

Thank Kenyon v
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 17 May 2018

Dear Kenyon v, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear that you had such an incredible experience with us! It really was our pleasure to host you and to welcome you into the Samara family....More

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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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