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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015
chrisA2079IE Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The rooms were very comfortable, the service was excellent, the food was wonderful and we enjoyed getting to know the staff and the fellow guests. The game drives were a real highlight and we were very impressed with the beauty of the Karroo.

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

Thank you for the great feedback Chris! Thank you for staying at Samara and we hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had an amazing 4 night stay at Samara, soaking in the absolute beauty of the different biomes. Ranging from Grasslands on top of the mountains, thickets, rivers and karoo shrub veld. Mark and Sarah Tompkins and the reserve manager Alan Feldon is doing a remarkable job and deserve credit for actually digging into their pockets to preserve our wildlife.... More 

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

Thank you for the great feedback Marnus! It was great having you here again and we hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I will never forget the beauty of the varied landscape at Samara! We went on walks and drives through dense bushfelt, along rivers and had a glorious picnic on the savannah of the plateau. I was surprised by the diversity of wildlife we saw on the rejuvenated farmland: from great herds of Eland, giraffe, wildebeest to aardvark, meerkats and of... More 

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

Dear Gabriel, Thank you so much for the great feedback, we are so pleased that we could help make your experience here at Samara, a memorable on and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My previous experience of the Karoo is driving from Joburg to Cape Town. Nothing prepared me for the incredible vistas of the Karoo that Samara treats you too! Apart from the sheer beauty of the diverse landscapes, the staff of Samara went out of their way to extend the 'amazing treat'.....lunch on top of the world, dinner in the woodlands..WOW!... More 

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

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for the great feedback Pipskin, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Samara! We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Speaking from a conservation point of view this reserve is amazing. The amount of animals seen and the numbers of the herds was amazing. The reclaimed farmland is doing well recovering into its original state and I am excited to see more reintroduced species that used to occur in this region. I hope that the reserve continues to help with... More 

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

Dear Tara, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Samara on your travels. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you'll return again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Samara has to rate as one of the most beautiful, relaxing and healing destinations I have visited. The setting nestling in the mountains is stunning. Reading a book or just relaxing with the view between game drives cannot be beaten. the rooms in the old farmhouse Lodge are beautifully appointed and comfortable. The Karoo suites are the epitome of luxury... More 

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

Dear Peter, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Samara! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback and for choosing Samara as holiday destination for your family. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Wilderness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Samara Private Game Reserve is my most favourite place. It reminds me of how our wildlife should live and that there are now so few people that have the moral and ethical will to actually put the wildlife first. Samara is one of those places. I have had nothing but courtesy, exceptionally good service and friendliness from all at Samara.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your fabulous review Bev and for visiting Samara! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience here and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Karoo has always been a magic place - aeons of history, vast landscapes,dramatic rock formations. Samara is a gem in this landscape. A stay in this magnificent old farmhouse with its wide cool 'stoep' (veranda) surrounded by trees, bush veld, rugged kloofs and mountains is to be transported into the age of the ostrich and sheep barons. Whilst you... 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 taking the time to write this wonderful review for us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Samara and that we could make your experience here a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We came for 3 days and 2 nights and had a fantastic stay in one of the lodge suites. The staff was super attentive and personalized the stay -- they knew our names before we even introduced ourselves. During our stay there were only two other couples at the property. The amenities at the lodge are unsurpassed in the area... More 

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

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback Ryan, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Samara and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Best Regards Team Samara More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We booked into this overpriced lodge with high hopes and expectation inspired by their website. Well it turned into a setting for a horror movie. Place is falling apart, dirty, poorly maintained, neglected, dilapidated, derelict, need I go on. This is not what to expect after travelling for half a day to get to Samara Manor House. The Staff is... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. It is with great regret that we acknowledge that in your case we have really fallen short of all expectations. We apologise that you did not experience the Samara of which we are very proud. We do not want to give you empty excuses, but rather acknowledge that we need to focus on the weaknesses... More 

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