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Karoo Lodge

Encircled by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in complete serenity with its wild surrounds.

The lovingly-restored farmhouse with a true sense of place lies on the first property purchased by Samara’s founders in 1997. Combining modern comforts with a quintessentially “Karoo” welcoming feel, this family-friendly safari 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.

Closed for extensive renovations from 06 May 2023, Karoo Lodge will re-open on 15 December 2023, retaining its current charm so beloved by Samara guests but with expanded and upgraded facilities with a focus on sustainability, including new living, dining and learning spaces. Upon re-opening, Karoo Lodge will comprise 10 suites across two room types: eight Karoo Suites and two Karoo Family Suites, sleeping up to 24 guests.

The Manor and Plains Camp (from 15 June 2023) remain open for booking throughout the Karoo Lodge renovation period. The Samara experience is not affected in any way by the renovation.

Sleeps 2 guests

Karoo Suite

Eight Karoo Suites are standalone cottages a short distance from the main Karoo Lodge homestead. Ideal for couples, each spacious suite contains a four-poster bed, fireplace, air-conditioning and luxury en-suite bathroom with large separate bath and shower and two washbasins, and an outdoor shower. Private covered patios with outdoor seating look out over a waterhole, providing the ideal location for morning coffee or a nightcap under the stars.

Sleeps 4 guests

Karoo Family Suite

Set within the Karoo Lodge garden, two Karoo Family Suites are standalone cottages comprising two inter-leading suites, each with fireplace, air-conditioning and luxury en-suite bathroom with large separate bath, shower, outdoor shower and two wash basins. A shared private covered verandah with outdoor seating provides the ideal location for morning coffee or a nightcap under the stars. The maximum capacity in each Karoo Family Suite is 4 adults plus one child under the age of 12 on an extra bed in the shared living area.

Cosy Karoo style

Inside the homestead

Antiques, family heirlooms and vintage books permeate the décor throughout. 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. 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.

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