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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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    5 of 5 stars
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South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Samara Private Game Reserve outside the historic town of Graaf-Reinet is an oasis of vast open spaces, great hospitality and starlit nights. The sunrises and sunsets will take your breath away. During the day, enjoy your spacious room, or chill with a cup of tea on the beautifully decorated veranda. Feast in home cooked Karoo fare, and enjoy a drink... More

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

Dear Kat, Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best Regards Team Samara More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 days at Samara Private game reserve and really enjoyed. All was perfect, service, food, lodge, staff, location... All really at top level. It is not a 5 just for the game drive, very nice but still missing some of the big 5 animals as Leopard, Elephants and Lions.

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

Thank you so much for the feedback Cprazz. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in the process of acquiring more animals however we don't sell ourselves as a Big 5 reserve. There is so much the Karoo has to offer with regards to our landscapes, hospitality, birdlife, etc. We hope to see you... More

The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great family holiday at Samara. It was lovely to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. Travelling with a 2 year old and a 5 year old means luxury isn't something we do often but this was perfect. The suites are stunning and perfect for a family, we were always welcomed with... More

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

Dear Trixie, We are so happy that you and your family could enjoy the luxury here at Samara. Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you all back on your next visit to South Africa. Kindest Regards Team Samara More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an incredibly beautiful place. Everything that we experienced was absolutely amazing from the rooms, the restaurant and the friendly interactive staff. The stark beauty of the Karroo is breathtaking and Samara is one of the few reserves where you can have an upclose experience with a pair of cheetah in the wild !!! The game drive to the top... More

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

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Samara Rod, thank you so much for the kind words. We hope you'll be back for another visit soon! Best Regards Team Samara More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Samara. Our 8 yr old son said he did not want to look at animals for 3 days. When we had to leave he wanted to stay and become a ranger. The staff were amazing because they really seemed to care that we were comfortable, well fed and really enjoying our stay. Walking within... More

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

How fabulous! We are so happy that you and your family, especially your little boy enjoyed your time at Samara and that we could sway how he felt about being in the bush, looking at animals for a few days. We can't wait to welcome you back, hopefully before the next Marathon! Kind Regards Team Samara More

White River, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

It is always so lovely to hear when experienced safari travellers enjoy visiting us here at Samara! Thank you so much for the lovely words PageandPaint, we look forward to welcoming you back, this time with the family at the Manor house! Kind Regards Team Samara More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

Dear KatsiL Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and it makes us happy to hear that you were well looked after. We hope to welcome you back for a return visit very soon. Kind Regards Team Samara More

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
38 helpful votes 38 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

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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
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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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