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Samara Private Game Reserve

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Samara Private Game Reserve | Petersburg Road, Samara Private Game Reserve 6945, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Samara is a very special place. We had the most wonderful 2 night stay and wished we could have stayed longer. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, our room was beautiful and game drives were thrilling! We love the vision of that Samara has for conservation and the setting at the foothills of the mountains is breathtaking. It was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attention to detail at Samara was fantastic - the staff were superb, the accommodation excellent (with the good fortune of being upgraded on arrival), and our ranger knowledgeable and committed to ensuring we had a good visit, including taking us on a night drive where we had a desired short glimpse of an aardvark.

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

Dear Jane, Thank you so much for visiting Samara and for the great feedback. We are so pleased that we were able to help make your stay with us a memorable one! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team Samara More 

Burgenland, Austria
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Samara Game Reserve for 2 nights. Although our travel agent had made a mistake and had described the Karoo Suites, but had booked the "lower level" Karoo Lodges, the management upgraded us without long discussions. The interior is comfortable and the view from the terrace nice, but not spectacular. The drives were really great, especially on the top... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting Samara and for the great feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team Samara More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Just a beautiful location, an excellent service from the staff, honoust food, very nice safaris ( try the mountain safari) and such a beautiful suites. It's a real authentic experience. We will for sure come back again and relax and forget the work that we have in the Netherlands

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

Dear Frank, Thank you for visiting Samara, all the way from the Netherlands. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of your stay here and we look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Team Samara More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

When we first arrived at samara, the Manor House, the whole team of people were standing outside to greet us with drinks and everything. The rooms are beautiful- each one spacious, with two sinks, a large shower and a bathtub. Each room had a patio area with a sofa to sit on. The food was incredible- breakfast was a choice... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write this lovely review for us Catchurc. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Samara and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards Team Samara More 

South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Where do I begin when it comes to describing Samara? We first started our love affair some 9 years ago when we first visited in 2006; so this is our 6th visit and it will always be number 1 on our list for rest, relaxation, pampering and overall beauty that is Samara. Even though Sibella is no longer with Samara... More 

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

Dear Dragon Lady, We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Samara and that we could help make your latest visit as memorable as the last. Thank you so very much for all the return visits, we look forward to welcoming you back on the next one. Best Regards Team Samara More 

Cape Town
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Why would you want to come & stay at this property ? It does not have all of the Big 5, is a three hour drive from the nearest commercial airport ( Port Elizabeth ) and at seventy thousand acres is a challenge to manage. Why then do I return time & time again to absorb the essence, energies, Spirit... More 

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review and for returning to Samara time and time again! We are so pleased that we are able to provide memorable experiences for you on your visits to Samara and we hope to see you again very soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Lechlade, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed at Samara, in the Karoo Lodge, for my birthday recently. We had been to Samara once before when we stayed in the Manor House with friends. The experience at the Lodge was just as wonderful! The rooms are gorgeous, the surroundings perfect, the food superb, and ... the icing on the cake: the staff is fantastic! The service... More 

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

Dear Steve, It is always so lovely to hear back from guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Samara and that we could help make the experience a memorable one. We do hope to see you again very soon. Best Regards Team Samara More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We stayed at Samara for 2 nights at the end of October. It is a beautiful place in a stunning setting and we absolutely loved our time there. We were not looking for a serious safari experience and the game reserve is not abundent with game, however we saw plenty of animals, for example black and white rhino and oryx,... More 

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

Dear Lucy, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It is so lovely to hear that you enjoyed the comforts of the Lodge and that our chef was able to satisfy your tastebuds with his wonderful creations. We are also very pleased to hear that our rangers were able to show you all the wonders of the Great Karoo. Agreed, 2... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

It feels ancient, it is lush and it has drama. You are joined by a journey of giraffe on a game drive, a walk on the wild side amongst the cheetah. Buffalo gaze at you having dinner by starlight. And is it the wine... or was that a UFO. Samara is extraordinary, a spiritual odyssee and I return because I... More 

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

Dear Carolyn, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Samara and that our staff could help make your experience a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

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