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.

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Karoo Suites

Set a short distance away from the main Karoo Lodge homestead, three Karoo Suites are standalone cottages in the traditional Karoo style. Each has a fireplace, air-conditioning and luxury en-suite bathroom with large separate bath and shower and two wash basins. Private covered patios with outdoor seating provide the ideal location for morning coffee or a nightcap under the stars. They even have outdoor showers in the traditional Karoo style. Two extra beds for children can be accommodated in these suites.

Lodge Suites

Four Lodge Suites are located inside the main Karoo Lodge homestead. They are spacious, light and airy, with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with large freestanding bath and shower. These suites open onto the wide wraparound verandah with outdoor seating synonymous with traditional Karoo farmhouses. One extra bed for a child can be accommodated in these suites.

Sibella Suites

The two Sibella Suites are named in honour of Sibella, Samara's famous cheetah who became a world-renowned ambassadress for cheetah conservation. The Sibella Suites are located a little walk away from the main homestead, by a waterhole where bird- and wildlife abounds. These smaller suites are interleading and provide ideal accommodation for families with young children. Each suite has a shower, basin and air-conditioning. The shared deck provides welcome shade during hot summer days.