Activities at Samara Private Game Reserve

Guests on their Karoo safari holiday in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, can experience exciting game-drives, visit Bushmen Rock Art, relax in the Spa and send the kids on children safaris.

Guests on a safari holiday in South Africa at Samara Private Game Reserve can enjoy early morning and evening game drives, informative and thrilling walks through the fragrant Karoo bush and visits to fossils and Bushmen Rock Art sites. Guests staying at the Manor at Samara have a personal ranger or private game drives can be arranged on request. Learn about the land, the soil, the vegetation, the rocks and all the African wildlife in this semi-desert area.

Expert guides will show guests daytime wonders of the Karoo in the Eastern Cape of South Africa as well as the elusive nocturnal African wildlife of Samara Private Game Reserve. On an safari holiday in the Karoo, South Africa, visitors can track Cheetah on foot and enjoy fabulous night safaris to view the seldom seen Aardvark of which there are many in Samara Game Reserve There are over 60 mammal species and more than 200 recorded bird species.

Samara Private Game Reserve is home to an impressive range of African wildlife due to its diverse variety of habitats. This area boasts a substantial population of Eland, Cheetah, White Rhino, Giraffe, Black Wildebeest, Cape Mountain Zebra, Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbok, Red Hartebeest, as well as a variety of small mammals like Vervet Monkey and Meerkat. The Blue Crane is also a resident of the reserve.

At Samara Spa on the game reserve, guests will find a tempting array of body treatments, massages and grooming sessions. This serene retreat in beautiful surroundings overlooks a waterhole on the grounds of Karoo Lodge, with the mountains forming a dramatic backdrop.

Dining at Samara is a wonderful pleasure with fresh and flavourful cuisine served under the African sky in the boma (outdoor enclosure) or at a bush location. This pristine wilderness at Samara is superb for weddings and honeymoons with a number of exquisite venues and options.

Children are welcome at Samara Private Game Reserve. An exciting programme of safari activities for children and other things to do is always on the go and guaranteed to enthrall children of all ages, leaving the parents free to explore this reserve during their safari holiday in the Karoo, South Africa. Babysitters are available on request in the evenings.

Children safari activities

  • Spoor identification and animal tracking
  • Orienteering knowing your way home
  • Cheetah tales, star naming and stories
  • Trampoline, tennis, croquet and table tennis
  • Bushman paintings paint your own
  • Face painting - camouflage
  • Play dough, Samara puzzles and treasure hunts
  • Crafting with African beads and Spekboom planting

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