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Samara Private Game Reserve

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Samara Private Game Reserve | Petersburg Road, Samara Private Game Reserve 6945, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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White River, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For us, The stories of Samara and the expansion of conservation areas, the fight to stop fracking, community involvement and more add immeasurably to the glorious Karoo area gradually being reclaimed for wildlife, and seeing the mix of animals and birds there. It is beautiful country, and well worth a visit. As Lowvelders and regulars to Kglagadi we were not... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four (kids are 7 and 10) went to stay at Samara for 4 nights to do as little as possible and it was easily achieved! The staff were incredibly accommodating and waited on us hand and foot. Our boys had a regular football match on the lodge lawn with the staff amidst the vervet monkeys and sounds... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my six children and three of their partners to Samara. They'd done one safari before and it had been disappointing, but I wanted them to experience a really good one and love a safari as much as I do. I didn't ask them if they wanted to come, I just booked it. They all said it was the... More

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

Dear Simone, How fantastic of you to spoil your family with a getaway to Samara! We are so glad that you all enjoyed your visit to Mountain Retreat and Samara and that we could satisfy your hopes for a great Easter family getaway. We hope to welcome you all back again soon! Warm wishes Team Samara More

Shalbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a truly magical and unforgettable stay at Samara in February. Our accommodation at the Karoo Lodge was luxurious, the setting spectacular, the food exquisite and the service exceptional. The Game Drives were fantastic; we saw a wonderful variety of wildlife and the scenery was amazing. Samara is very peaceful and beautiful. We could not recommend it more highly.

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

Thank you so much for visiting the reserve and for posting a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you'll be back for a return visit soon. Best regards Team Samara More

Bassoues, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Arrived to find we had been upgraded, to our own small house in the grounds of the Lodge. Hardly had time to dump the bags and we were whisked out in a game drive Toyota, to see the kudu, jackals and anything else that was around. Actually we only really saw some hartebeests and the lovely Giraffe herd. Stopping for... More

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

Dear Gale, Thank you so very much for the lovely feedback. We are always so pleased when our guests are happy and taken care of! Gibson is so enthusiastic and he will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed his company. We hope that you will return to Samara again soon. Kind Regards Team Samara More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stayed at Samara 03 January 2014. Had booked the Sibella Suite (3-5 Jan) which is supposed to be a 4*.To me it was no different from a 2* or 3* accommodation. The room was not clean, it lacked in every way in terms of what we had expected especially for the amount paid. We did get moved to another room... More

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

Dear Mr/Mrs Qwenga As per our email correspondence. We accommodated your booking which was on very short notice into the Sibella Suites, which offer the entry level accommodation at Samara. Your expectation had been for the more luxurious suites which were regrettably all booked except for one remaining Lodge Suites where we could accommodate you for just the one night.... More

Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I stayed with my ten year old son just before Easter this year. From the minute we were met at the tiny airstrip nearby, we were made to feel so welcome by the entire team at Samara. Our accommodation was luxurious and the food was excellent....and plentiful. It was my son's dream to see cheetah in the wild...not an easy... More

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

We are so pleased to hear that you and your son enjoyed your visit to Samara and that Gibson could help realize your son's dream of seeing cheetah. We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of your family back at Samara soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I seldom extend to Excellent, but Samara makes it to this level primarily for the way the staff look after the guests. Having been at similarly-priced resorts elsewhere, what I found special about Samara was the fact that it has fewer visitors and is personalised in a way that the others are not. This is an excellent lodge for group... More

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review and kind words. Our staff strive to make all our guests feel welcome and at home.We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Samara and hope that you will return again soon. Kind Regards Team Samara More

London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

An amazing private reserve, doesn't have all the 'big five' but what it does have is clearly healthy and well maintained Three distinct biomes allow for a wide variety of game Rangers were excellent, very knowledgeable (especially about tracking) and allowing as much on-foot exploration as practical - we got within 30m of a pair of white rhino on foot,... More

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to Samara and that you had such a great experience viewing the animals that roam the reserve. We are sorry that the braai evening was not to your taste, please feel free to request something else next time you visit, we do want to make every aspect of you stay enjoyable. We... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We have just returned home following a 3 week road trip in South Africa. Samara was our final destination and it seems that unwittingly we had saved the best for last! We stayed in the Karoo Lodge which was a lovingly restored 'old style' homestead filled with polished antiques and comfortable sofas and beautiful creative touches everywhere you looked. Our... More

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so happy that you enjoyed all the aspects of Samara from the game drives to the baths and can only hope to make your next visit to Samara just as special. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards Team Samara 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*
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A heart-stoppingly beautiful African setting awaits at the award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve. Two elegant lodges on open plains between an amphitheater of mountains. The 70,000 acres of private Karoo bushveld offer breathtaking and far-reaching views, 4 biomes, dramatic mountains, complex and diverse eco-systems, 60 mammal species. The Lodges offer exceptionally elegant accommodation with outstanding service and Karoo cuisine. Dine under the stars, picnic on a cliff top or simply enjoy private meals in a variety of secluded locations. Indulge in relaxing spa treatments in the Samara spa or on the waters edge, visit ancient fossil and rock art sites. ... more   less 
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