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Norwich, Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had two days at Samara and are delighted with our experience. First, spending a half hour in early morning viewing mother cheetah cavorting with her 4 cubs - first the 3 of us plus guide from Land Rover, then on foot to within about 20 ft (hope the photos came out). Second, on afternoon drive...after 2 hours of...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at Samara Private Game Reserve just last week and it was unbelievable! The staff were great. Our ranger, Tendai absolutely went out of his way to find us everything we so badly wanted to see. His wife, Nomsa met us as we arrived. What a wonderful, friendly young lady. The food was yummy and the accommodation...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samara is very special. We stayed in the beautiful old farmhouse (Karoo Lodge) that has 4 spacious bedrooms and a warp around veranda. Beautiful mountain views and scenery is hauntingly beautiful. the vegetation is different from the other game reserves (such as Kruger Park, Madikwe etc). The game viewing is not typical of safaris, sometimes need to drive all the...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited Samara in August 2015. The Spring was just breaking making for excellent weather and wildlife viewing. This is a beautiful place with breathtaking landscapes, healthy wildlife and excellent staff. The lodging was great and the food was delicious. We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff helped with spoiling us making it an event we will always...

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Mellor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A unique reserve with stunning landscapes and some fascinating game. We just spent three nights here and enjoyed every moment. Our room was in the main farmhouse, spacious and comfortable. The food was homely, unsophisticated...and delicious. The service was friendly and welcoming. We had wonderful game drives with Jan who was one of the best rangers we've come across. The...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A heart-stoppingly beautiful African setting awaits at the award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve. Two elegant lodges on open plains lie nestled between an amphitheatre of mountains. 70,000 acres of private Karoo bushveld offer breathtaking and far-reaching views, 4 vegetation biomes, dramatic mountains, complex and diverse eco-systems, 60 mammal and 200 bird species. Home to the endangered cheetah, white rhino, desert-adapted black rhino and Cape Mountain zebra, Samara is renowned for its walking and tracking safaris with these wild creatures. Karoo Lodge offers elegant accommodation within a renovated farmstead with dedicated, personal service and mouthwatering Karoo cuisine. The Manor is an exclusive use villa with private pool, ranger, chef and butler. We specialise in outdoor dining, whether it be under the stars, a picnic in the riverbed or lunch on the mountain top. The perfect place for a romantic getaway amongst landscapes that feed the soul. We also have a dedicated children's programme during school holidays. We are passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of conservationists. Voted Conde Nast Traveller Gold Standard Award, 2015. ... more   less 

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Address: Petersburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: £294 - £1,110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Samara Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“3 luxury chalets and 2 smaller ones - if privacy an issue for you rather select those. But I loved being in the main house”
 of 5 bubbles FedBatz, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the cottages. Nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles underthepines, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Karoo Lodge has more accomm options than Manor House (more for families and groups i believe).”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Make sure its not the room facing the car park.”
 of 5 bubbles Cally81, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sibella rooms quite small but overlook the waterhole, lodge rooms spacious, Karoo rooms are individual chalets.”
 of 5 bubbles jean333, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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