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Samara Private Game Reserve

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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...

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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

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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...

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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

Bornheim, Germany
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...

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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

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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...

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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

Modderfontein, South Africa
Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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....

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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

Shropshire
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...

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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

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our family of 10 recently spent the most amazing couple of nights at Karoo Lodge, Margie and her team really went out of their way to make every moment incredibly special. We had a very special bush dinner one evening and a spectacular mountain top lunch. It must have taken a lot of planning and a lot of hard work...

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

Dear Lulu, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are so happy that we could help make you and your family's experience at Samara a memorable one and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team Samara

South Africa
Reviewed August 11, 2014

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...

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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

Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

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...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 4, 2014

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...

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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

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A heart-stoppingly beautiful African setting awaits at the award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve. Two elegant lodges on open plains lie nestled between an amphitheatre of mountains. 70,000 acres of private Karoo bushveld offer breathtaking and far-reaching views, 4 vegetation biomes, dramatic mountains, complex and diverse eco-systems, 60 mammal and 200 bird species. Home to the endangered cheetah, white rhino, desert-adapted black rhino and Cape Mountain zebra, Samara is renowned for its walking and tracking safaris with these wild creatures. Karoo Lodge offers elegant accommodation within a renovated farmstead with dedicated, personal service and mouthwatering Karoo cuisine. The Manor is an exclusive use villa with private pool, ranger, chef and butler. We specialise in outdoor dining, whether it be under the stars, a picnic in the riverbed or lunch on the mountain top. The perfect place for a romantic getaway amongst landscapes that feed the soul. We also have a dedicated children's programme during school holidays. We are passionate about educating and inspiring the next generation of conservationists. Voted Conde Nast Traveller Gold Standard Award, 2015. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samara Private Game Reserve

Address: Petersburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: $315 - $1,326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Samara Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Try to get a room inside the actual Karoo Lodge, not in one of the external chalets.”
687mikailb, 6 days ago | Read review
“The fourposter bed room. Large airy. All rooms lead out to wide veranda”
755MARGARETB755, Apr 2, 2017 | Read review
“3 luxury chalets and 2 smaller ones - if privacy an issue for you rather select those. But I loved being in the main house”
FedBatz, Feb 24, 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the cottages. Nice views.”
underthepines, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Karoo Lodge has more accomm options than Manor House (more for families and groups i believe).”
, Dec 24, 2016 | Read review
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