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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Samara Private Game Reserve | Petersburg Road, Samara Private Game Reserve 6945, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked three nights over New year's eve at Samara to escape the hustle and bustle over this time - and what an escape it was! Beautiful setting, welcoming staff, excellent accommodation and great food. Margie arranged a local jazz trio on new year's eve for the perfect ambience. We hope to return soon!

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What should we write to describe Samara ? Should we highlight the great staff, which gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, marvellous service during our entire stay, or gave us a hug when we said goodbye like old friends? Or should we provide you details of the lovely suite we stayed in, beautifully decorated and very comfortable? Or... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Ok, it is a far drive from the garden route to Samara private game reserve but what a pleasure to be there! From the first moment you enter the ground you get the real ‘out of Africa’ feeling. Through the entrance gate it is still a nice ride on unpaved roads which are good to ride on even in a... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Adriaan, Thank you so much for the lovely review and for they great feedback, we will certainly look into broadening our breakfast options. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that we could make your experience with us a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Bornheim, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ever wanted to stay in a place where you can unwind the minute you arrive? This is the place! The staff is wonderful and very welcoming, the place itself is magnificent. The outstanding game drives with Tendai where the highlights of the day, with lunch on top of the mountain and close encounters with the cheetahs pepper and chili. We... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Thomas & Lucienne, Thank you so much for the lovely review and for visiting Samara. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that we could make your experience with us a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had two nights at Samara. We had no idea how our days would be spent but it surpassed our expectations. Our day started at 7am ( not as early as I had been told, thank goodness!) out on the jeep with Justin, our ranger & then again at 4pm. Justin seemed to have as much enthusiasm for finding given... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review Jeanette and for visiting Samara. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that we could make your experience with us a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Modderfontein, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Samara is no 1 game reserve on my list. I saw cheetah for the first time 2 meters away! Our guide Themba was so knowledgeable and brilliant, all the staff were so friendly. Twice a day we went on game drives saw so many animals even white rhino. The drives was fun went up the mountain saw zebra and wildebeest.... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Erna, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for visiting Samara. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that we could make your experience with us a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Shropshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After a very long drive & thinking that we would never find Karoo Lodge - we came upon it (bit of a diversion in place). We received a great welcome from Margie & her team & were whisked off to our luxury lodge for a short period of relaxation before the Buma. This is a fantastic outdoor dining experience with... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear PMBU, Thank you so much for the lovely review and for visiting Samara. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that we could make your experience with us a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our family of 10 recently spent the most amazing couple of nights at Karoo Lodge, Margie and her team really went out of their way to make every moment incredibly special. We had a very special bush dinner one evening and a spectacular mountain top lunch. It must have taken a lot of planning and a lot of hard work... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Lulu, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are so happy that we could help make you and your family's experience at Samara a memorable one and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Samara Private Game Reserve outside the historic town of Graaf-Reinet is an oasis of vast open spaces, great hospitality and starlit nights. The sunrises and sunsets will take your breath away. During the day, enjoy your spacious room, or chill with a cup of tea on the beautifully decorated veranda. Feast in home cooked Karoo fare, and enjoy a drink... More 

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Kat, Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best Regards Team Samara More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent 3 days at Samara Private game reserve and really enjoyed. All was perfect, service, food, lodge, staff, location... All really at top level. It is not a 5 just for the game drive, very nice but still missing some of the big 5 animals as Leopard, Elephants and Lions.

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SamaraReserve, Manager at Samara Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback Cprazz. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in the process of acquiring more animals however we don't sell ourselves as a Big 5 reserve. There is so much the Karoo has to offer with regards to our landscapes, hospitality, birdlife, etc. We hope to see you... More 

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Address: Samara Private Game Reserve | Petersburg Road, Samara Private Game Reserve 6945, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Samara Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Samara Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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