Samara, Karoo Lodge
Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Samara Private Game Reserve is a wonderful place to experience the dramatic rolling landscapes of the Karoo with malaria-free game viewing. The Karoo Lodge is a sympathetically refurbished farmhouse and has ten beautiful suites.
At a Glance
Malaria free game viewing perfect for families
Each suite has its own wraparound veranda
Visit Sibella the Cheetah
Fantastic swimming pool
Picnic in one of the many wonderful spots nearby
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The Karoo Lodge is a luxurious colonial style homestead, providing a perfect family bush experience. Stretching from the dramatic mountains of the Karoo to the magnificent plains of Camdeboo, Samara encompasses 28,000 hectares of land, and offers a magnificent game experience in an East African style.
The Karoo Lodge at Samara has ten suites. Three of these are luxury lodge suites (within the main lodge) that open out onto the spacious covered patio surrounding the home, with views of the amphitheater of mountains and the other seven rooms are Karoo suites (individual suites outside the main lodge) all with private patios.
There are also indoor and outdoor dining areas, lounge areas, a bar area, a swimming pool and a Karoo kitchen. At the end of a day exploring the game reserve indulge in a relaxing massage in the comfort of your own room by the lodge's therapist or at the Samara spa.
The private Karoo bushveld offers breathtaking and far reaching views, four biomes, dramatic mountains, complex and diverse eco-systems and 60 mammal species including Cape Mountain zebra, giraffe, rhino, buffalo, antelope, aardvark and cheetah.
Samara Karoo Lodge offers three luxury lodge suites and seven Karoo suites. The Karoo suites are found in the main homestead building, where as the luxury lodges are in the gardens. The bedrooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable.
Children are very welcome at Samara and there is a dedicated children's program that runs daily. Only children 8 years and over are allowed on scheduled game drives. All children will have the opportunity to experience a shortened, kiddies only Bumble game drive.
Facilities at the lodge include a swimming pool, wellness center and boma.
Game drives are complimentary at the lodge but spa treatments are charged on an additional basis. Other activities include trekking through the bush, birding safaris and exploring the Khoisan paintings of the ancient San people or hunter gathers that walked the Samara plains thousands of years ago.
Facilities at the lodge include a welcoming swimming pool, a revitalising wellness center and boma.
Location & Directions
Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa
The Karoo Lodge stretches from the dramatic mountains of the Karoo to the magnificent plains of Camdeboo, Samara encompasses 28,000 hectares of land, and offers a magnificent game experience in the Graaff-Reinet region of the Eastern Cape.
When to go
Game viewing is excellent all year round. Summers (October to March) are hot and wet, were as winters (May to August) are cool and dry. Daytime temperatures in summer are high and may soar above 36°C/97°F. Winter is known to produce beautiful warm days, though the evenings and early mornings can be quite chilly.