The Manor at Samara

The Manor at Samara

Samara Private Game Reserve

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Stretching from dramatic mountain terrain to the sweeping Plains of Camdeboo, the Samara Karoo Reserve (formerly Samara Private Game Reserve) encompasses 27,000 hectares of spectacular Karoo wilderness.

The reserve offers a tremendous game experience for those hoping to see cheetah (there is an excellent cheetah conservation programme in operation here), mountain zebra, rhino, big herds of plains game such as kudu, eland, black wildebeest and beautiful birds, such as the rare blue crane.

The reserve is only a 2.5 hour drive from Port Elizabeth.

Whether ensconced in the comfort of an open game viewing vehicle, or trekking through the fragrant Karoo bush, guests can discover the secrets of Samara.

The untouched Plains of Camdeboo is also home to fossils that predate the dinosaurs, and the well-preserved Bushman paintings offer a fascinating insight into some of the historical intricacies of the past.

The Manor at Samara can be booked as an exclusive use property. The Manor offers very stylish accommodation with a modern day karoo style interior and design. Guests here can enjoy the services of their own chef, ranger, vehicle and team, all on hand to attend to all clients needs.

There are 4 private suites with en-suite bathrooms all with private patios and outdoor lounge sofas to enjoy the amazing views. There is also a large pool, 4 indoor lounge areas, 2 outdoor lounge areas, a dining room, a separate breakfast room, bar area and a large kitchen where you can walk in and treat yourself to anything you want, all facing west and overlooking a watering hole for game.

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Rates Include

All meals; tea/coffee; 2 game activities daily with experienced rangers in your own private vehicle; the Samara Conservation fee; and selected local drinks during game activities are included.

Children Policy

Children aged 14 years and over are welcome. Rates available on request.

Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

Children activities include spoor identification, tracking, camp lore – making a basic tent and fire, orienteering – knowing the way home, cheetah tales, star stories, dressing up as rangers / Xhosas, trampolining, bushman paintings – sketch your own, star-naming, 2-way Radio use and language / alphabet, making animals from seeds and thorns, treasure hunts with clues, cheetah tracking, and spekboom planting.


General Information For Guests

All 4 spacious luxury air conditioned bedrooms have large en-suite bathrooms with free-standing bath and a separate shower. Each room has a private patio with outdoor seating

The Manor offers two magnificent living areas and two smaller breakaway lounging alcoves. Dining takes places in a well-appointed dining room adjacent to the comfortable bar area. There is also a small breakfast room next to the kitchen, which can double up as a study.

A Karoo-style boma, fashioned out of an old water reservoir, is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks around the fire.

There is a 21m infinity pool which descends into a natural water hole at which game can be present.

Internet connection is available for guests wishing to use their laptop as well as international double adaptor plugs.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

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