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Samara Game Reserve

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  • Lodge Information
  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Plains of Camdeboo
  • - Lodge size; 6 suites + house
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Unparalleled and humbling experiences await you at Samara.

With four of the country's seven biomes, Samara's abundant wilderness preserves a complex and diverse ecosystem, providing habitat for over 60 mammal species. Among more common species, such as the Kudu and Duiker, the secretive Aardvark and the once-endangered White Rhino roam.

Giraffes can be seen peeking over the thorny Acacia canopy, while Cheetah crouch, hidden in the grass, waiting for an opportunity to stretch their legs and test the speed of the Hartebeest.

Rooms & Suites:

Three Lodge Suites within the main lodge building and an additional three Karoo Suites, located in the grounds, Samara caters for families, groups and individuals. The décor is a tasteful fusion of traditional Karoo style and modern African influences. All suites have private en-suite bathrooms and are fully equipped.

Internet connections are available in all suites for guests wishing to use their own laptop. Alternatively, access is available in the lodge, along with satellite TV, Internet and fax facilities.

Food & Wine:

Whether you dine in the boma, under the stars or picnic overlooking the romantic plains of Camdeboo, you will savour the flavours of our mouth-watering cuisine hand selected and produced from our Karoo Kitchen. The executive chef, will guide you through a cornucopia of flavours redolent of the wild surrounds and complimented by Iris Adams handpicked Karoo garden produce.

The rich bush scents of Wild Rosemary and Fynbos are combined with traditional Karoo Lamb and Springbok Loin to create a gastronomic delight that never fails to seduce. Meals are all served with quality wines selected from our cellar.


Boasting such a wide variety of habitats means Samara Private Game Reserve is host to a range of game species.

Focused on reintroducing protected species, the property has a healthy population of Cheetah, Cape Mountain Zebra, White Rhino, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest and a range of other smaller mammals, including Vervet Monkeys and Meerkats.


Whether ensconced in the comfort of an open game viewer, or trekking through the fragrant Karoo bush, you will feel the deep pulse of the Karoo that makes Samara truly magical.

Discover the secrets of Samara as you explore the untouched Plains of Camdeboo that once staged the massive migrations of millions of Springbok. Fossils that predate the dinosaurs and well-preserved Bushman paintings offer a fascinating insight into some of the historical intricacies of our Earth's past.
  • Lodge Highlights
  • - Morning game drives
  • - Afternoon game drives
  • - Evening game drives
  • - Guided bush walks
  • - Visits to sites of historical and paleontological interest
  • - Professional, local rangers guide all our activities
  • - Spa treatments are available
  • - Swimming pool and a tennis court

  • Rates from: R 2420.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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