Samara Game Reserve

South Africa|Eastern Cape Province|Graaff-Reinet
  • Overview
  • Rooms

Overview

Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in perfect serenity within Samara Private Game Reserve's 27,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. Combining colonial comforts and modern luxuries with a rustic and welcoming feel, Karoo Lodge is the perfect place to relax and allow the tranquillity of the Karoo to envelop you – on the wide verandah in summer or by the cosy fire in winter. With nine double rooms of varying sizes, Karoo Lodge caters for individual travellers, couples and families. It can also be booked on an exclusive-use basis for up to 18 guests. Within the homestead, Karoo Lodge offers a warm and inviting living room with a fireplace as well as a cosy bar area. There is a small TV area off the bar. Antiques, family heirlooms and vintage books permeate the décor throughout. A large dining room with fireplace is used for indoor crystal dinners. When the weather is clement, candlelit dinners are set up on the verandah, on the lawn under the stars, or in the boma, a traditional reed enclosure warmed by a roaring fire. The pool is fenced off from the spacious main lawn and has a covered gazebo area for warm summer evenings. All this in a malaria-free, award-winning Big Five setting renowned for its breathtaking beauty, exceptional cheetah viewing and greater conservation purpose. A safari for the soul.  

Rooms

FromR 15 000,00 2 Pax Homestead LuxuryFull Board

Includes
Access to 67 000 acres of private wilderness - two game drives daily with experienced rangers and trackers - guided bush walks (optional, subject to availability) -  excursion with the Tracker Academy (optional, subject to availability) - access to conservation activities ongoing on the reserve (subject to availability) - all meals - tea - coffee and soft drinks - selected alcoholic drinks during game drives - kids programme (under 8's are not permitted on scheduled game drives - VAT and conservation levy.
Excludes
Other alcoholic beverages - transfers to/from the Samara property - paid activities e.g star bed and fly camping - in room spa treatments - curio shop purchases - telephone calls - laundry - gratuities and babysitting.
Property Amenities
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Services Available
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcomed - However children under 8 are not permitted on scheduled game drives with other guests - Shorter bumble drives are on offer to families with young children mid-morning once the schedule game drive has returned to the lodge - A private vehicle for families can also be booked at a cost.
Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled 46+ days prior to arrival will not incur a cancellation fee, except if a payment has already been made in which case 5% fee of the amount already paid will be charged to cover bank charges. Reservations cancelled 45 - 21 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation and conservation value - Reservations cancelled 20 -0 days prior to arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation and conservation value.
 

FromR 17 000,00 2 Pax Karoo RetreatFull Board

Includes
Access to 67 000 acres of private wilderness - two game drives daily with experienced rangers and trackers - guided bush walks (optional, subject to availability) -  excursion with the Tracker Academy (optional, subject to availability) - access to conservation activities ongoing on the reserve (subject to availability) - all meals - tea - coffee and soft drinks - selected alcoholic drinks during game drives - kids programme (under 8's are not permitted on scheduled game drives - VAT and conservation levy.
Excludes
Other alcoholic beverages - transfers to/from the Samara property - paid activities e.g star bed and fly camping - in room spa treatments - curio shop purchases - telephone calls - laundry - gratuities and babysitting.
Property Amenities
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Services Available
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcomed - However children under 8 are not permitted on scheduled game drives with other guests - Shorter bumble drives are on offer to families with young children mid-morning once the schedule game drive has returned to the lodge - A private vehicle for families can also be booked at a cost.
Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled 46+ days prior to arrival will not incur a cancellation fee, except if a payment has already been made in which case 5% fee of the amount already paid will be charged to cover bank charges. Reservations cancelled 45 - 21 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation and conservation value - Reservations cancelled 20 -0 days prior to arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation and conservation value.
 

FromR 26 500,00 2 Pax Sibella Family SuiteFull Board

The two Sibella Suites are named in honour of Sibella, Samara's famous cheetah who became a world-renowned ambassadress for cheetah conservation. The Sibella Suites are located a little walk away from the main homestead, by a waterhole where bird- and wildlife abounds. These smaller suites are interleading and provide ideal accommodation for families with young children. Each suite has a shower, basin and air-conditioning. The shared deck provides welcome shade during hot summer days.
Includes
Access to 67 000 acres of private wilderness - two game drives daily with experienced rangers and trackers - guided bush walks (optional, subject to availability) -  excursion with the Tracker Academy (optional, subject to availability) - access to conservation activities ongoing on the reserve (subject to availability) - all meals - tea - coffee and soft drinks - selected alcoholic drinks during game drives - kids programme (under 8's are not permitted on scheduled game drives - VAT and conservation levy.
Excludes
Other alcoholic beverages - transfers to/from the Samara property - paid activities e.g star bed and fly camping - in room spa treatments - curio shop purchases - telephone calls - laundry - gratuities and babysitting.
Property Amenities
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Services Available
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcomed - However children under 8 are not permitted on scheduled game drives with other guests - Shorter bumble drives are on offer to families with young children mid-morning once the schedule game drive has returned to the lodge - A private vehicle for families can also be booked at a cost.
Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled 46+ days prior to arrival will not incur a cancellation fee, except if a payment has already been made in which case 5% fee of the amount already paid will be charged to cover bank charges. Reservations cancelled 45 - 21 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation and conservation value - Reservations cancelled 20 -0 days prior to arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation and conservation value.
 

ManorExclusive Use - Full Board

Includes
Access to 67 000 acres of private wilderness - two game drives daily with experienced rangers and trackers - guided bush walks (optional, subject to availability) -  excursion with the Tracker Academy (optional, subject to availability) - access to conservation activities ongoing on the reserve (subject to availability) - all meals - tea - coffee and soft drinks - selected alcoholic drinks during game drives - kids programme (under 8's are not permitted on scheduled game drives - VAT and conservation levy.
Excludes
Other alcoholic beverages - transfers to/from the Samara property - paid activities e.g star bed and fly camping - in room spa treatments - curio shop purchases - telephone calls - laundry - gratuities and babysitting.
Property Amenities
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Services Available
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcomed - However children under 8 are not permitted on scheduled game drives with other guests - Shorter bumble drives are on offer to families with young children mid-morning once the schedule game drive has returned to the lodge - A private vehicle for families can also be booked at a cost.
Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled 46+ days prior to arrival will not incur a cancellation fee, except if a payment has already been made in which case 5% fee of the amount already paid will be charged to cover bank charges. Reservations cancelled 45 - 21 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation and conservation value - Reservations cancelled 20 -0 days prior to arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation and conservation value.
 

FromR 16 000,00 2 Pax Manor SuiteFull Board

Includes
Access to 67 000 acres of private wilderness - two game drives daily with experienced rangers and trackers - guided bush walks (optional, subject to availability) -  excursion with the Tracker Academy (optional, subject to availability) - access to conservation activities ongoing on the reserve (subject to availability) - all meals - tea - coffee and soft drinks - selected alcoholic drinks during game drives - kids programme (under 8's are not permitted on scheduled game drives - VAT and conservation levy.
Excludes
Other alcoholic beverages - transfers to/from the Samara property - paid activities e.g star bed and fly camping - in room spa treatments - curio shop purchases - telephone calls - laundry - gratuities and babysitting.
Property Amenities
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Services Available
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcomed - However children under 8 are not permitted on scheduled game drives with other guests - Shorter bumble drives are on offer to families with young children mid-morning once the schedule game drive has returned to the lodge - A private vehicle for families can also be booked at a cost.
Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled 46+ days prior to arrival will not incur a cancellation fee, except if a payment has already been made in which case 5% fee of the amount already paid will be charged to cover bank charges. Reservations cancelled 45 - 21 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation and conservation value - Reservations cancelled 20 -0 days prior to arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation and conservation value.
 

FromR 13 000,00 2 Pax Homestead ClassicFull Board

Includes
Access to 67 000 acres of private wilderness - two game drives daily with experienced rangers and trackers - guided bush walks (optional, subject to availability) -  excursion with the Tracker Academy (optional, subject to availability) - access to conservation activities ongoing on the reserve (subject to availability) - all meals - tea - coffee and soft drinks - selected alcoholic drinks during game drives - kids programme (under 8's are not permitted on scheduled game drives - VAT and conservation levy.
Excludes
Other alcoholic beverages - transfers to/from the Samara property - paid activities e.g star bed and fly camping - in room spa treatments - curio shop purchases - telephone calls - laundry - gratuities and babysitting.
Property Amenities
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Kiddies Club
  • Laundry Services Available
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • WIFI - Free
Child Policy
Children of all ages are welcomed - However children under 8 are not permitted on scheduled game drives with other guests - Shorter bumble drives are on offer to families with young children mid-morning once the schedule game drive has returned to the lodge - A private vehicle for families can also be booked at a cost.
Cancellation Policy
Reservations cancelled 46+ days prior to arrival will not incur a cancellation fee, except if a payment has already been made in which case 5% fee of the amount already paid will be charged to cover bank charges. Reservations cancelled 45 - 21 days prior to arrival will be charged at 50% of the total accommodation and conservation value - Reservations cancelled 20 -0 days prior to arrival will be charged at 100% of the total accommodation and conservation value.