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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities are all they claim. The staff were excellent. We arrived latish but they laid on a special evening game drive for us. Service was terrific, just the right amount of attention without overdoing it. The rooms were all you could ask for and more. And the meals definitely matched the luxurious standards of the reserve. So far 5... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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

Dear Martin, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed spending New Years Eve at Samara, we are so happy we could make your stay memorable and hope you'll return again soon. Thank you for the great review! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Sittard, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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

Dear Jan-Tiny, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write this fantastic review for us! We are so happy that we could make your stay with us a memorable one and we hope you'll be back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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 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 

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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 

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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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