Milky Way Star Bed

What could be more romantic than curling up in your four-poster bed in a remote, secluded location, with only your loved one and the Milky Way for company?

Samara’s star bed on the Milk River will provide you with a romantic wilderness experience to take your breath away. Arrive at sunset for a picnic dinner and drinks. Watch as the local wildlife descend to the water to quench their thirst. Take in the spectacular views over the mountainous landscape, free of light and noise pollution. As the night sky develops, marvel at the Milky Way, pointing out different constellations with the aid of our star books, before drifting off to sleep wrapped in a thick mohair blanket. Awaken to the big skies and birdsong of the Karoo as another beautiful day dawns in Africa.

The star bed platform comprises a bespoke handmade four-poster king sized bed with draped mosquito net. A small seating/dining area looks out over the river.

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Important information

  • The star bed sleeps 2 people in a bespoke four-poster King sized bed with draped mosquito net.
  • Ideal for couples or friends/family who are happy to share a bed.
  • The star bed is weather-dependent and available to Samara guests only. For this reason, guests wishing to stay in the star bed must book a suite in one of Samara’s lodges for a minimum of 2 nights.
  • Guests will not be accompanied by a member of staff overnight, but they will have access to and be taught to use a two-way radio.
  • Ablution facilities are simple – a canvas washbasin and chemical toilet.
  • There is no electricity or mobile phone signal.
  • Available during the following months: October, November, December, January, February, March, April.
  • The cost of the star bed is R950 per night for 2 people sharing. Additional persons will incur extra charges. Please enquire with Reservations.
  • Included: Picnic-style dinner. Tea, coffee and rusks for sunrise. A full cooked breakfast and hot shower will be available on return to the lodge.
  • Not included: Champagne, wine or other alcoholic or other beverages. These may be ordered at extra cost from the wine list prior to departure.
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