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Samara Private Game Reserve can be found in the Eastern Cape, near Graaff Reinet approximately 2 1/2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth. The reserve offers a magnificent location on the beautiful Plains of the Camdeboo.

The unique historical tales of Samara date back as far as the late 1700s. The reserve consists of 70 000 acres; an area of remarkable natural diversity, home to a variety of wildlife including herds of springbok, black wildebeest, zebra, oryx, eland and blesbok that can be seen on the Plains of Camdeboo.


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  • Cheetahs were heavily hunted in the Great Karoo and Eastern Cape and the Samara Cheetahs made conservation history as the first to return to the area after 125 years.
  • With four of the country’s seven biomes, Samara’s abundant wilderness preserves a complex and diverse ecosystem, providing habitat for over 60 mammal species.

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Safari Lodges within Samara Private Game Reserve

The Manor at Samara

The Manor at Samara is a luxury private safari house located in the Samara Private Game Reserve in the beautiful Karoo in the Eastern Cape. Spectacular views, peace and tranquility and luxurious living spaces form part of the experience at The Manor at Samara.

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Karoo Lodge

Karoo Lodge offers a peaceful location surrounded by remarkable natural beauty. Guests can enjoy the reserve’s pristine wilderness offering an abundance of wildlife combining colonial luxury with exceptional service, gourmet cuisine and indigenous wilderness.

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The Manor at Samara is situated in the centre of Samara Private Game Reserve and invites guests to explore the pristine plains of Camdeboo which once staged the massive migrations of millions of springboks. A maximum of 8 guests enjoy exclusive use of the villa with views over a scenic Karoo mountain landscape.

Karoo Lodge boasts interiors that seek to fuse the elegance of luxury colonial style cottages with the untamed beauty of the African bush. This lodge offers childcare services with unique child-orientated bush experiences. There is also a wellness centre, which guests are welcome to enjoy.

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Samara Private Game Reserve Game Viewing and Activities

Samara Private Game Reserve offers an incredible variety of game species. Their main focus is on reintroducing rare and endangered species and the property has a healthy population of Cheetah, Cape Mountain Zebra, White Rhino, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest and a range of other smaller mammals, including Vervet Monkeys and Meerkats.

The reserve preserves a complex ecosystem which provides a habitat for over 60 mammal species. Alongside the more common species, like the Kudu and Duiker, the elusive Aardvark and the previously endangered White Rhino roam wild. Discover the mysticism of the area as you explore the untouched Plains of Camdeboo that once hosted the migrations of millions of Springbok.

Gain an insight into the fascinating history of the region by visiting Bushman paintings, and learn of the fossils that predate the dinosaurs. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will accompany guests on game drives and guided bush

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