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Locally-sourced & cooked with love

Karoo Kitchen dining

All food at Samara comes from our Karoo Kitchen, which delivers lovingly-prepared fare rustled up by our local chefs.

Our cuisine embraces South African classics with a Karoo twist, designed to create comforting aromas harking back to a simple farm lifestyle with locally-sourced ingredients. Favourites include our famous Karoo lamb burger with agave buds, roosterkoek (Afrikaans for ‘grilled bread’) and homemade pickles.

All food is grown or purchased locally. The Karoo is well-known for its excellent lamb and we support local farmers through the butcheries we purchase from. We also have a herb garden and vegetable garden on the reserve, as well as our own regeneratively-farmed lamb and beef.

Each lodge has its own indoor and outdoor dining areas where meals are served: from a dining room with fireplace to a traditional reed ‘boma’ or outdoor enclosure with firepit. Meal service is relaxed, with various seating options available, from dedicated tables to communal eating and private meals.

Safari tasting experience

With Leonista agave spirit

Leonista is South Africa's multi-award-winning organic 100% Karoo agave spirit - and you can enjoy an exclusive Leonista tasting experience at Samara!

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Recipes from our Karoo Kitchen

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