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Experience a new side to the Eastern Cape in the Great Karoo, South Africa’s heartland.
In the Great Karoo area of the Eastern Cape, a short distance from Port Elizabeth, is the Samara Private Game Reserve. The 70 000 acre malaria-free reserve is a successful conservation initiative and an award-winning safari accommodation. The reserve offers guests a choice of two 5-Star lodges, namely Karoo Lodge and The Manor. The beautifully appointed and luxuriously decorated lodges offer world-class comfort and style in the heart of the Eastern Cape. Karoo Lodge sleeps 18, while The Manor can be booked exclusively and comfortably sleeps up to eight people.
Samara Private Game Reserve Accommodation
The lovingly renovated farmhouse lies on the first property bought by the Tompkins family when they started Samara in 1997. Combining colonial comforts and modern day luxuries with a rustic and welcoming feel, Karoo 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. With nine double rooms of varying sizes, Karoo Lodge caters for individual travellers, couples and families. It can also be booked on an exclusive-use basis for up to 18 guests.
The Manor House
The Manor is unique in its warm design which reflects the local Karoo landscape and traditions with a light, modern twist, interpreted through the eyes of talented South African interior designer John Jacob Zwiegelaar. Upon arrival at the Manor, your eye is drawn through the glass double doors flanked by beaded African artwork and traditional Karoo antiques to the breathtaking views beyond. The Karoo mountain landscape unfolds over a 21m infinity pool, descending to a waterhole frequently visited by warthogs, monkeys and buffalo.
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