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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a single aspect of my week at Samara was anything less than incredible. From the room, to the food, to the ever welcoming and generous staff, everything was beyond anything I could have hoped for. The reserve was absolutely breath-taking, home to such an amazing array of wildlife, and the attitude and dedication shown towards conservation by the entire... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review for us Emma. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Samara and we do hope that you'll be back again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

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

I spent a week at Samara in July and had a wonderful time. Days filled with picnics and game drives were followed by delicious barbecues and evening meals. The staff at the were incredibly friendly and welcoming as were the amazingly knowledgeable rangers. A particular highlight was the huge journey of giraffe which ran past our jeep on the way... More 

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

Thank you for the great feedback Daisy. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Samara and hope that you'll return again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful week in Samara! Over the course of our stay, we saw a remarkably diverse array of wildlife across the four distinct biomes represented on the property. My favourite was the plateau grassland, where we spotted mountain zebra and oryx, interspersed with some spectacular views of the karoo plains below. Another highlight was our encounter with a herd... More 

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

Dear Walter, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback,. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Samara and we hope that you'll return again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a week in the Lodge at Samara and was completely blown away by the whole experience. Every aspect of my time there was absolutely top notch! Amazing wildlife, landscapes and food. I would highly, highly recommend Samara to anyone.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Sam. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you'll return again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a week in the Karoo Lodge at Samara with a group of friends. Every aspect of the stay was exceptional: the food was consistently excellent and the variation between dining in the Lodge as well as the regular outdoor dining offered an outstanding experience especially given the sublime landscapes that Samara can boast an abundance of. The staff... More 

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

Dear Chad, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to 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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent an amazing week in the lodge at Samara with friends. The accommodation and food were first class and the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. The setting could not have been more perfect; this really is a beautiful part of Africa with so much to offer. Without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Samara and hope you'll return again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were excellent, the food even better and the landscapes topped it off to make my week at Samara incredible. With rhino tracking, cheetah spotting, picnics, lessons in how to track the game, nighttime drives and drinks watching the sunset the week flew by. It was also really interesting to hear about how conservation at Samara has allowed native... More 

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

Dear Chloe, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Karoo and hope you'll return again soon. Best Wishes Team Samara More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at the Samara reserve was incredible, with experiences ranging from travelling up to the grasslands on top of nearby mountains, to being shown rhinos up close by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic head ranger Tendai, to visiting a local safe haven for children, Vuyani, which Samara works with. Everyone working there is passionate and proud of the work they... More 

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Thank you so much for the great feedback and for visiting Samara. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you'll return again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

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
1 review
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 

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