Karoo Lodge at Samara
Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in perfect serenity within Samara Private Game Reserve’s 27,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. Combining colonial comforts and modern 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.Within the homestead, Karoo Lodge offers a warm and inviting living room with a fireplace as well as a cosy bar area. There is a small TV area off the bar. Antiques, family heirlooms and vintage books permeate the décor throughout. A large dining room with fireplace is used for indoor crystal dinners. When the weather is clement, candlelit dinners are set up on the verandah, on the lawn under the stars, or in the boma, a traditional reed enclosure warmed by a roaring fire. The pool is fenced off from the spacious main lawn and has a covered gazebo area for warm summer evenings. All this in a malaria-free, award-winning Big Five setting renowned for its breathtaking beauty, exceptional cheetah viewing and greater conservation purpose. A safari for the soul.