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Samara in the Karoo is far from habitual safari tourism. A magical place. A huge private reserve. I have been all over Africa , and it is really a stunning special place set in an overwhelming landscape. We did gamewalks and came close to cheetahs...More
Samara is special in all respects. The setting, in the mountains and rolling hills of the Karoo Desert, is outstanding. The lodge is well kept and inviting. The meal venues (sometimes on the veranda, sometimes on the lawn, sometimes in the dining room) are chosen...More
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 6 April 2017
Dear terrymarc, thank you for the high praise. We are thrilled that your stay at Samara was a highlight of your trip to Africa. We hope to welcome you back one day! Kind regards, Team Samara
What a wonderful experience. The Accommodation, Location, the Staff, Meals, it is all just great. If you want to see lots of animals, go some where else, but if you want to see animal's, experience the Cheetah and cubs close up on foot, EXPERIENCE the...More
Four of us arrived after a 3-hour transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport. Warmly welcomed at reception with a cool drink and towel. Check-in was quick and our luggage was taken to our 2 private guest houses. Our room had one large bed, a sitting area,...More
Thank Bob S
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 2 weeks ago
Dear Bob, thank you so much for your lovely review of Samara. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time with us so much. It was a great pleasure hosting you at Karoo Lodge. We hope to welcome you back before too long! Kind...More
I’ve had dreams of vast, brown plains sprawling with dense thickets; mountains and their shadows sheltering teaming communities of wild animals.
Somewhere, out there in South Africa, the Great Karoo is enduring, standing the test of time despite the invasion of the human race.
Thank Mikail B
Response from SamaraReserve, Owner at Samara Private Game ReserveResponded 5 weeks ago
Dear Mikail B, thank you for your detailed and poetic review! We are delighted that you believe Samara to be a quintessential South African experience. Thank you for conveying part of Samara's magic, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, the...More
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