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5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day at Samara Private Game Reserve

By Samara on January 30, 2017

The month of love is upon is, and there’s nothing more romantic than gazing up at the expansive Karoo sky with your significant other, surrounded by nothing but the sounds of the wilderness. Why not give the red roses a break this year, and make February 14th that much more special for the one you love. 

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For something a little different, take a look at the top five romantic ways to spend a Karoo Valentine’s Day at Samara Private Game Reserve.

1. Candle-lit dinner in the bush

Candle-lit dinner Samara

Put an African spin on the typical Valentine’s dinner date, and let the team at Samara create an intimate dining experience in one of our unique scenic locations. Whether it be in the sand of a dry river bed, or beneath a canopy of trees, a dinner in the bush with flickering candlelight, the sounds of the night and mouth-watering cuisine is the perfect taste of Samara’s magic.

2. Private guided walking safari

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Led by your own personal guide, walk hand-in-hand and explore Samara’s diverse landscapes at your own pace. Our knowledgeable team will educate you on the rhythms of the bush and you’ll have the opportunity to spend your time with the wildlife and flora that interests you the most. This bespoke walking safari is an ideal way to reconnect with nature while spending invaluable time with your other half.

3. Picnic on top of the world

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Whether it’s on a comfortable picnic blanket or seated at a table laid with the most delectable spread, a picnic on the Samara Mara grasslands is arguably one of the best dining experiences South Africa has to offer. While you’re being transported to your secluded lunch spot by our team, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like the endangered Cape mountain zebra, stately giraffe and entertaining Black wildebeest.

4. Open air couples massage

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Breathe in the fresh Karoo air while you share the experience of a revitalising couples massage under the shade of an Acacia or from the comfort of your private verandah. Your relaxation is our priority when you stay with us, and we are happy to assist in creating the bush getaway you’ve always dreamed of. Choose from a selection of treatments using Africology products that can be enjoyed in a setting of your choice.

5. A night under the stars

Star Bed Samara

The month of love brings an exciting addition to the Samara offering – the Milky Way Star Bed on a raised platform by the Milk River, where you and your partner can spend a blissful night under the Karoo sky. Relax into the comfort of a bespoke four poster bed, under an elegantly draped mosquito net. Watch the sun dip behind Vulture Mountain and tuck in to a picnic dinner. The deck’s ideal placement above the river allows for you to witness the happenings below as kudus, monkeys and eland come to drink. Recline with the one you love as the Milky Way twinkles overhead.

Samara has all the necessary ingredients for an idyllic celebration of love. All it needs is you. Join us and make your Karoo Valentine’s Day getaway one to remember.

Samara Private Game Reserve is a luxury 5-star destination with a passionate conservation mission set within breathtaking wilderness. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Instagram, or click here to start planning your stay with us today. A safari for the soul.


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