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About Samara Manor House

Samara Manor House, located on Samara Karoo Reserve in the magical Great Karoo, has a distinctive and inviting design that captures the essence of the local environment and traditions, adding a touch of modernity. As you arrive, your gaze is guided through the glass double doors adorned with beaded African artwork and Karoo antiques, leading to the 21-meter infinity pool and captivating vistas beyond.

An elegant safari villa, The Manor is a striking oasis in the semi-desert landscape sleeping up to 8 guests. The entire villa is only bookable on an exclusive-use basis. Each suite comprises a spacious bedroom area with air-conditioning, luxury en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and private patio. The two living areas, lounging alcoves and outdoor spaces around the swimming pool provide the ideal spots to relax in between safari activities. Meals are served in the intimate dining room next to the bar or al fresco on the lawn. Guests who book The Manor on an exclusive-use basis for a minimum of 6 people (high and low season) or 8 people (peak season) enjoy exclusive access to the villa, including the use of a private vehicle for the duration of their stay. A 2-night minimum stay is applicable at The Manor.

Samara Manor House Setting

Samara Karoo Reserve is a private game reserve located on a breathtaking piece of land in the Great Karoo region of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Samara was founded with a dream of bringing back the wild beauty of the area. Once an agricultural area, Samara has now become one of South Africa’s most diverse safari destinations. The reserve is now home to over 60 mammal species and 225 bird species – a testament to Samara’s conservation and rewilding efforts.

It’s a place that makes you want to keep driving, just to see the views! For those who visit, Samara Karoo Reserve's magic extends beyond its conservation importance. To experience this landscape of endless horizons is to experience a true re-connection with nature and a thrilling vision of hope for the future.

What's included

  • Access to 67,000 acres of exclusive born-again wilderness
  • Luxury en-suite accommodation as specified
  • Twice daily game drives with experienced guide and tracker
  • Spekboom planting experience
  • Guided bush walks and wildlife tracking*
  • Access to ongoing conservation activities*
  • Transfers between lodges and Samara's airstrip
  • Three meals and game drive snacks daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines and selected spirits and beers not included in SA resident rate
  • Specialty teas and local coffee
  • Children's activity programme
  • Telephone calls

Reviews

  • A place your heart yearns to return to

    Samara is one of those places your heart always yearns to return to. It has become the benchmark to which we compare other game reserves we visit.

    Conservio.com review

    C. van Rensberg

  • Pioneering Venture

    Samara is a pioneering venture to restore one of South Africa's ecologically important areas - the Karoo. It is a privilege to see tourism and ecology so successfully combined.

    Conservio.com review

    M. Wayne-Gordon

Samara Manor House impact highlights

Samara Karoo Reserve embarks on a groundbreaking conservation mission, rejuvenating the Great Karoo area through rewilding efforts and sustainable tourism practices. Samara's overarching goal is to revive the true essence of the Karoo, revitalizing the compromised habitats and reintroducing the complete range of wildlife to this captivatingly scenic semi-arid terrain. One of the measures Samara Karoo Reserve has put in place is planting indigenous plants on the reserve to increase the biodiversity of the land. By choosing to support their cause, every guest at Samara plays a part in achieving the conservation objectives. Furthermore, guests are invited to actively engage in a wide range of conservation projects.

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