More comfort, more luxury at Samara’s Karoo Lodge

Visitors to Samara Private Game Reserve’s Karoo Lodge near Graaff-Reinet can now look forward to an even more comfortable stay in this Big 5 reserve, thanks to recent refurbishments. 

The lodge’s Sibella Suites, named for Samara’s famous cheetah, have been a focus of the renovations, with rooms made larger, furniture upgraded, a new roof installed and the deck revamped. Comprising two inter-leading suites sleeping four guests, the accommodation is ideal for families travelling with children or couples holidaying together, especially as the location (a five-minute walk from the main homestead) affords guests extra privacy. Newlyweds may even opt for it as their honeymoon suite – together with a Star Bed experience - it makes for a very private, romantic experience. The rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms with shower, and each leads onto a shared deck overlooking a waterhole. 

Other changes to the lodge include a renovation of the wraparound veranda typical of Karoo farmhouses, creating the ideal spot for visitors to relax and take in the glorious vistas. The pool area has also been upgraded, with the addition of new pool furniture and a new dry-stone wall making the prospect of a dip to ward off desert heat even more enticing. One of the rooms inside the lodge has been renovated to become wheelchair-friendly, while all other suites have undergone a soft refurb to update furnishings.

Accommodation at Samara Private Game Reserve is also available in The Manor House. This can be booked for exclusive use by a group or by private individuals who wish to stay at The Manor House.