Samara Karoo Reserve
Great Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Samara Karoo Reserve in the Great Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa, provides guests with luxury accommodation in a serene setting, excellent Big Five game-viewing in a stunning landscape.

Accommodation: Karoo Lodge, Manor at Samara

Activities: Game drives, bush walks to see fossils and Bushmen rock art

Highlights: Track Cheetah on foot. Wonderful children safari activities

Your Samara Karoo Reserve Experience

Situated in a place where time stands still, Samara Karoo Reserve offers unique wildlife and spectacular Karoo Mountain scenery. This Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa provides a tranquil escape to soothe the soul and uplift even the weariest traveller as they gaze across the vast open spaces and arresting terrain to distant horizons.

Home to an abundance of African wildlife, including the Big Five and endangered wildlife, this malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa introduces guests to the elusive Cheetah, accompanied by an expert and knowledgeable guide and free from the restrictions of other reserves. Interacting with these amazing creatures in their natural environment is indeed an unforgettable experience.

Samara, a Karoo Game Reserve in South Africa, is situated on 27,000 hectares of lush, indigenous wilderness amongst the Sneeuberg Mountains. This family owned reserve offers earthy and and rustic living in the heart of the African bush at Karoo Lodge and opulent luxury at the Manor at Samara

Culinary delights are experienced whether guests dine in the open-air boma (enclosure) under the stars or picnic overlooking the romantic Plains of Camdeboo. The Karoo Kitchen produces mouth-watering cuisine using hand-selected wild ingredients and fresh garden produce. Vegetarian guests can also look forward to delectable dining experiences. Meals are served with quality South African wines selected from the cellar.

Children of all ages are welcome at Karoo Lodge at Samara Karoo Reserve where there is a special kids programme suitable for families. However, children under the age of 8 may not accompany parents on game drives unless the family has exclusive use of the vehicle.

Child Friendly Safari at Samara

  • Children receive a free gift on arrival
  • Treasure hunts, cricket, football, croquet, ping pong and tennis
  • Bumble game drives
  • Become a Samara Junior Ranger and Tracker and receive a certificate
  • Star naming
  • Bake with the chef
  • Specialised children's menus
  • Bug appreciation, family picnics, African bead crafting
  • and much much more

Booking Samara Karoo Reserve

South Africa Nature Reserves : Game Reserves and National Parks