The Manor at Samara is housed within a historic homestead boasting incredible mountain views. Reflecting the local Karoo landscape in its design, the house is warm and comfortable accommodation with luxurious living spaces and plenty of wildlife and culture-based activities to choose from on the vast private reserve.


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Location

The house sits within the 28,000 hecatre Samara Private Game Reserve, a landscape of pristine wilderness. With dramatic mountains and sweeping plains, the reserve is home to an abundance of game including cheetah, mountain zebra and rhino. The plains of Cambedoo is home to a number of Bushman paintings and fossils which predate dinosaurs, giving an insight into the historical past of the area.

Rooms

There are four rooms at the manor which can be booked on an exclusive basis for groups or families. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and the house boasts a wraparound deck and long infinity pool. All the rooms are decorated with warm, neutral tones with some offering four-poster beds and animal hide rugs. Each opens out to a private patio which looks out towards the mountain landscape.

Communal Areas

Beaded African artwork and Karoo antiques run through the communal space at the house to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are two living areas and two smaller lounging alcoves filled with sofas, coffee tables and fireplaces. Meals are enjoyed in the dining room adjacent to the bar area and during warm evenings, dine by candlelit on the veranda or on the lawn under Jacaranda trees. Outside, a long swimming pool gives the impression of extending into the wilderness, flanked by sun loungers, umbrellas and lanterns during the evenings.

Activities

As well as game drives through the reserve, guests have the unique opportunity to track wild cheetah on foot with a knowledgable guide. Samara is one of few private game reserves to offer walking safaris for a more intimate view of the landscape. Discover the plethora of Bushman paintings and fossils, take a picnic lunch on the riverbed or on the Samara Mara and spend secluded evenings in a four-poster bed under the stars on the house’s raised river platform. The house also has an exciting children’s programme which includes a number of fun and educational activities such as bush walks, rock painting and African crafts.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Tea and coffee
Two game activities daily with experienced guides
Selected local drinks during game drives

When to go

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SUMMER

A good time to visit with average midday temperatures of 30°C/86°F, occasionally temperatures can, however, spike to 40°C/104°F and over. Morning are a much more pleasant 10°C/50°F.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

SUMMER

A good time to visit with average midday temperatures of 30°C/86°F, occasionally temperatures can, however, spike to 40°C/104°F and over. Morning are a much more pleasant 10°C/50°F.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

SUMMER

A beautiful time to visit with average midday temperatures of 26°C/79°F, 11°C/52°F at night.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

AUTUMN

A beautiful time to visit with average midday temperatures of 24°C/75°F, 9°C/48°F at night.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

AUTUMN

A beautiful time to visit with average midday temperatures of 20°C/68°F, mornings average a rather chilly 6°C/48°F at night.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

WINTER

Given the regions semi-arid climate, days are generally dry, bright and sunny. Temperatures, on the other hand, are somewhat on the cool side, with average midday highs of 17°C/63°F, mornings average a rather cold 3°C/37°F at night - make sure to pack extra layers!

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

WINTER

Given the regions semi-arid climate, days are generally dry, bright and sunny. Temperatures, on the other hand, are somewhat on the cool side, with average midday highs of 16°C/61°F, mornings average a rather cold 2°C/36°F at night - make sure to pack extra layers!

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

WINTER

Given the regions semi-arid climate, days are generally dry, bright and sunny. Temperatures are beginning to warm up, with average a pleasant midday high of 19°C/66°F, mornings remain rather cold 4°C/39°F at night - make sure to pack extra layers!

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

SPRING

A beautiful time to visit with average midday temperatures of 22°C/72°F, mornings average a rather chilly 6°C/48°F at night.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

SPRING

A beautiful time to visit with average midday temperatures of 25°C/81°F, mornings average a rather cool 11°C/52°F at night.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

SPRING

A beautiful time to visit with average midday temperatures of 27°C/77°F, mornings average a rather chilly 8°C/46°F at night.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

SUMMER

A good time to visit with average midday temperatures of 30°C/86°F, occasionally temperatures can, however, spike to 40°C/104°F and over. Morning are a much more pleasant 10°C/50°F.

The Little Karoo can be best described as having a semi-arid climate, with very little and sporadic rainfall through the year. With this in mind, there is no real good or bad time to visit, but it is worth bearing in mind that the summers are hot and winter surprisingly cool. We would, therefore, recommend the spring and autumn months as the best time to visit.

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