Travel Inspiration: The Karoo

 

Samara Private Game Reserve 

"Heart-stoppingly beautiful" is how award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is best described. Elegant lodges provide luxury accommodation nestled between an amphitheatre of mountains on 70,000 acres, where wildlife roams again. An amazing life-changing and wonderfully relaxing experience awaits, so come and walk with the cheetah as you celebrate the rebirth of a unique piece of Africa and experience a luxury safari in the Graaff-Reinet region of the Eastern Cape.

The Lodges

Surrounded by a natural amphitheater of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in perfect serenity in the reserve's pristine wilderness. Combining colonial comforts with the essence of Mother Nature, the Lodge treats you to exceptional service, enabling you to relax and allow the tranquility of the Karoo to envelop your soul. 

 If you choose, you can leave the game for another day and indulge in the luxury of your suite and let the experienced therapist ease your stress away with her aromatic oils and local charm. 

The Lodge Suites are situated in the main homestead and are light and airy, all opening out on to the wide wrap-around veranda. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom and is air-conditioned. One extra bed can be accommodated for families with a child. 

The Karoo Suites are individual Karoo style "cottages" in the garden offering a bit more privacy. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom, is air-conditioned and has a fireplace. They even have outdoor showers with magnificent views!

The Sibella Suites are two delightful suites each with an en-suite shower and sharing a wooden deck overlooking the waterhole with abundant birdlife. They are both air-conditioned.

We Recommend: An Aardvark Safari

The Aardvark is one of the most widespread mammals in Africa, but also one of the most unseen creatures that Africa has to offer. At Samara, they are renowned for the unusually high incidence of these famously shy and elusive creatures and a night safari at Samara will increase the opportunity of encountering one of them. 

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