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"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.



Karoo Appreciation
View our Karoo and Lodge Suites here

karoo lodge appreciation




Winter Wonderland Specials

Fabulous winter special at Samara!


  Photographic safari with Mark Drysdale
South Africa’s Great Karoo is a land of
raw beauty.

samara aardvark




Samara's Infographic
The Last Rhino


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  Volunteer at Samara
We offer the ideal location to learn

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  Find out all about Samara
Read our fun facts!

samara fun facts


Your Commitment to Samara is our Commitment to Conservation


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German Site  A link to Africa Geographic Special Places Page Samara is credited by ATTA

Twelve Most Romantic Places in the World

Hello! Magazine, 2014

The 25 Best Safari Guides

Condé Nast Traveler, 2013

Four of the Best Family Safari Holidays

The Telegraph Travel, 2012

Nominee, South Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge

World Travel Awards, 2011

Finalist, Traveler’s Choice Good Safari Guide Awards

Good Safari Guide, 2010

Condé Nast Traveler Hot Spots List

Condé Nast Traveler USA, 2008, 2009, 2010

Fifteen Greatest Safari Experiences in Africa

Harper’s Bazaar, 2008

Ten Amazing Affordable Safaris

Travel and Leisure, 2008

Top 101 Hotels in the World

Tatler, 2007

Hot List Hotels

Condé Nast Traveler USA, 2007

Hot Spots List Top 60 New Hotels in the World

Condé Nast Traveller UK, 2006

Top 50 Romantic Destinations in the World

Travel and Leisure, 2006


Reservations: +27 (0) 23 626 6113 | Lodge: +27 (0) 49 891 0880 |

Photos courtesy of Etienne Ooshuizen, Marolien Marais, Dook, Joy Bromilow as well as Samara Private Game Reserve Guests and Staff. Copyright Applies.