- 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
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Plains of Camdeboo
- Lodge size; 9 suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Unparalleled and humbling experiences await you at Samara. With a maximum of 30 guests at any one time sharing 70 000 acres, one could say that Samara is your private piece of Africa.
An honestly must-visit destination in the heart of South Africa's Karoo, the raw beauty of the mountains, valleys and plains are breathtaking.
40 minutes from Graaff-Reinet and 2.5 hours from Port Elizabeth by car.
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.
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 genuinely 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.
Four Lodge Suites within the main lodge building and an additional three Karoo Suites, located in the grounds, Samara caters for families, groups and individuals. Two Sibella suites next to the waterhole with all the luxury one would expect from a Samara experience; they are perfect for families as they share a wooden deck.
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.
Whether you dine in the boma, under the stars or picnic overlooking the wild 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.
Internet connections are available in all suites for guests wishing to use their laptop. Alternatively, access is available in the lodge, along with satellite TV, Internet and fax facilities.
Activities in the Samara Game Reserve include;
- Tracking cheetah on foot
- Star bed
- Game drives
- Walking safaris
- Wilderness picnics
- Mountain biking
- Helicopter flights
Most certainly is Samara Karoo Lodge family and child-friendly with great family based meals and accommodation.
Activities include, amongst others:
- Spoor identification
- Rock painting like the San people
- Dung spitting competitions
- African crafts
- Orienteering and navigating
Rates from R6 500.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Luxury ensuite accommodation
- All meals
- Tea and coffee
- Two game activities (drive or walk) daily with experienced guides
- Children’s programme (children under 8 years are not allowed on scheduled game drives)
- Selected local drinks during game activities
- Telephone calls and fax
- Curio shop purchases
- Spa treatments
- All beverages not mentioned above
- Transfers to and from the Samara property
- Conservation levy