Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve is a conservation journey in a breathtakingly stunning area in the Great Karoo, South Africa. The nature reserve's aims to bring back the magic of the Great Karoo became a reality as the area now has thousands of wild animals roaming in it after years of just being an agricultural area.

The game reserve consists of two intimate lodges that beautifully give you a true sense of being in the karoo. Samara Private Game Reserve have countless safari activities for their guests to enjoy. Guests have the benefit of choosing from fun and educatational activities – from daily game drives to tracking sessions, conservation activities, wilderness picnics and fly camping. In staying at Samara, every guest contributes to conserving the landscape in one way or another. For those who visit, Samara’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.

Accommodation options at Samara Private Game Reserve

  • The Manor

    groupMin 1 guest - max guests

    The Manor consists of four elegantly designed lodge suites that can accommodate up to 8 guests. contemporary take on Karoo living, sleeping up to 8 in comfort …


    from R 8995 / Per person per night sharing

    R8025 Low Season


What's included

The Rate Includes:

Access to 67,000 acres of privately-owned born-again wilderness

Twice daily game drives with accredited guides & trackers

Spekboom planting experience

Guided bush walks & wildlife tracking*

Access to ongoing conservation activities*

Excursion with the Tracker Academy*

Luxury en-suite accommodation

All meals & game drive snacks

Specialty teas, coffee & soft drinks

Selected alcoholic drinks during game drives

Children's activity programme

Wifi in rooms & common areas

Transfers between lodges & Samara airstrip

The Rate Excludes:

Other alcoholic beverages

Conservation contribution (see above)

Transfers to/from the Samara property

Paid activities e.g. star bed, fly camping*

In-room spa treatments*

Curio shop purchases

Telephone calls



Babysitting (R200/hour)*


How to get there

  • 2 hrs

    Port Elizabeth International Airport to Samara

  • Samara Private Game Reserve

    Petersburg Road Off the R63 to Pearston, Graaff-Reinet,

  • Check in at Samara Private Game Reserve

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Samara Private Game Reserve

    11:00 on day of departure

R 8,995
/ per person per night sharing

R8025.00 Low Season

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  • 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. 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. review

    M. Wayne-Gordon

Samara Private Game Reserve impact highlights

Samara Private Game Reserve is a pioneering conservation journey, regenerating the Great Karoo region through rewilding and responsible tourism. Samara’s vision is to recreate the Karoo of old – restoring the degraded habitats and reintroducing the full complement of wildlife in this hauntingly beautiful semi-arid land.