Samara Private Game Reserve Graaff-Reinet
About Samara Private Game Reserve Graaff-Reinet
Karoo Lodge is one of two accommodation lodges situated on the 70,000 acre Samara Private Game Reserve at the foot of the Sneeuberg Mountains not far from Graaff-Reinet.
A gracious and spacious building dating from the colonial era, it is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of surrounding mountains
.Offering both luxury and tranquillity, there is time to relax and allow the Karoo to work its magic on you. You can relax in your suite and let our experienced therapist ease your stress away with her aromatic oils and charm.
The accommodation at Karoo Lodge consists of four suites in the main homestead itself, three cottages and two rooms in the grounds. The suites in the lodge are spacious, light and airy and open onto the wide old-style veranda. Each suite is air-conditioned and has a luxurious en-suite bathroom.
The garden rooms are two delightful rooms, each with an en-suite shower and sharing a wooden deck overlooking the waterhole with abundant birdlife. They are both air-conditioned.
The cottage suites are even larger than those in the main homestead and have fireplaces as well as air-conditioning. Each suite has the choice of a luxury en-suite bathroom or an open air shower with splendid views of the mountains.
The decor of Karoo Lodge mingles the elegance and luxury of the colonial era with the untamed beauty of the African bush. Together with the exceptional service, you will find a sense of fulfilment.
For total privacy for friends and family travelling together, the Manor at Samara is the ideal choice. This exclusive use lodge offers total privacy for parties of up to 8 guests in 4 luxury double en-suite rooms with services including personal ranger, chef and butler. Unwind on the patio and gaze over the 21m infinity pool at the water-hole where game come to slake their thirst in the early morning and late afternoon. Catch up on some reading in the stylish lounge and enjoy meals in the bright airy dining-room or alfresco on the lawn.
Gracious service is very much a hallmark of Samara while cuisine ranges from gourmet experiences in the dining room to picnic-style feasts in the bush or on the mountain top plateau.
Spend your days on safari with experienced rangers spotting buffalo, rhino and antelope species on the largest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Visit the unspoilt Plains of Camdeboo where the majestic cheetah reigns once more and at night, spot the elusive Aardvark. Visit ancient San Rock art sites.
Conservation projects include the return of endangered species, where every effort is being made to preserve global biodiversity in this unique and romantic environment.
Features of Samara Private Game Reserve Graaff-Reinet
Directions to Samara Private Game Reserve Graaff-Reinet
Samara is located in the Eastern Cape, near Graaff Reinet; about 2 1/2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth. Guest can self-drive directly to Samara or fly into Port Elizabeth from where the lodge can assist with transfers. Samara also boasts a private landing strip for direct charter to the lodge.
GPS : S32o 21' 13.23" E24o 51' 40.76"
Accessing Samara By Road:
The recommended route from Port Elizabeth takes 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.
Accessing Samara 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.
Samara Private Airstrip Co-ordinates: 24 45.48 E, 32 26.34S
Length –1500 m
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