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Samara Private Game Reserve, South Africa

The Manor

  • Track Cheetahs and other wildlife on foot and be closer to nature
  • View and photograph Koisan cheetah rock
  • You are able to see a rarity; of both a black and white rhino

Facilities include

All bedrooms are air-conditioned A 21m infinity swimming pool A snug bar beside a fire Library

Activities include

  • Swimming
  • Star gazing
  • Games drives
  • Walking safari
  • Champagne brunch
  • Retreat on Kondoa
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About

About The Manor

The Samara game reserve is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa (70 000 acres) and it has a wonderful sense of space; a reminder of the insignificance of humans in comparison to the beauty of the Samara reserve.
Samara is situated 55km outside Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in South Africa it is full of charm and history, as well as shops, schools and friendly people. This ensures good network links and it can be accessed by air and road.

The luxurious, exclusive use Manor at Samara, caters for families and groups who value privacy, romance and indulgence.

Accommodation:
- Four air-conditioned spacious luxury suites, with the softest linen to lull you to sleep and awesome views
- All the suites have en-suite bathrooms with free-standing baths and showers

Practical info

Practical info

Location

LOCATION

One of the largest private reserves (27 000 hectares/70 000 acres) in South Africa, Samara has a wonderful sense of space, a reminder of the insignificance of humans in comparison to the vast beauty of the Karoo. The reserve encompasses the southern flank of the Sneeuberg mountain range (Snow Mountains) and Karoo Lodge is nestled below the escarpment.

Samara is situated 55km outside Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest town in South Africa, full of charm and history as well as shops, museums, restaurants and friendly people. Just 258km from Port Elizabeth, a city with good transportation links, Samara can be accessed by both air and road.

How to get there

By Road: The recommended route from Port Elizabeth is the R75 towards Graaff-Reinet for 258km. Turn right and take the R63 towards Pearston / Somerset East for 7km. Turn left onto the Petersburg gravel road and drive 23km to reach Karoo Lodge.

By Air: Daily flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Air charters from Port Elizabeth to Samara (gravel airstrip) can be arranged on request.

When to go

Winter Months

The Karoo experiences winter between May and September. During these months temperatures are between a minimum of 0 degrees celsius and a maximum of 20 degrees celsius around midday.

We provide you with fleeces and hot water bottles on all game drives. We do however advise you to bring a warm jacket and warm clothing suitable for the game drives which all take place on open safari vehicles. It is advisable to bring some light clothing as the temperature can rise considerably during the day.

Summer Months

The summer in the Karoo can be extremely hot with temperatures reaching over 35 degrees celsius. We recommend people bring light-weight clothing for day-wear as well as sun screen, but also include a few warmer items as the evenings can become quite chilly, dropping to lows of 10 degrees celsius.

Important Information

Arrival/Departure
Our recommended arrival time is 14h00. Suites must be vacated by 11h00 to allow ample opportunity for them to be made perfect for incoming guests. Late departures can be arranged with the lodge, subject to availability of a suite for daytime use.

Catering Requirements
Please inform Reservations of any specific dietary requirements and we will do our utmost to prepare delicious food for all palates.

Tariffs Include:
Luxury en-suite accommodation
All meals
Tea and coffee
Two Safaris per day on open Game Viewers
Local house wines & beverages on the evening game drive
Wi-fi

Malaria Free
The area is free from malaria and other tropical diseases.

Children

Travelling with children

Children:
We are delighted to welcome children of all ages. However, children under the age of 8 years are not allowed on scheduled game drives. We provide a special programme suitable for families with young children and a travel goody bag.

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