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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Samara Karoo Lodge

Samara Karoo Reserve is a safari lodge located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Situated in a natural amphitheater of mountains, the lodge offers a serene and tranquil setting. The lodge is housed in a lovingly-restored farmhouse that exudes a sense of place and history. It was the first property purchased by Samara's founders in 1997.

The Karoo Lodge provides modern comforts while maintaining a welcoming and authentic "Karoo" atmosphere. It is a family-friendly lodge that offers a perfect retreat to relax and immerse oneself in the tranquility of the Karoo. Guests can enjoy the wide verandah during summer or cozy up by the fire during winter.

The lodge is currently closed for extensive renovations and will reopen on December 15, 2023. The renovations will expand and upgrade the facilities with a focus on sustainability. After the renovations, Karoo Lodge will consist of 10 suites, including eight Karoo Suites and two Karoo Family Suites, accommodating up to 24 guests.

The Karoo Suites are standalone cottages located a short distance from the main lodge. Ideal for couples, each suite features a four-poster bed, fireplace, air-conditioning, and a luxury en-suite bathroom with a large separate bath and shower. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor shower and a private covered patio with outdoor seating overlooking a waterhole.

The Karoo Family Suites are standalone cottages within the lodge's garden. Each suite consists of two inter-leading suites, making it suitable for families. The suites feature fireplaces, air-conditioning, luxury en-suite bathrooms with large separate baths and showers, and outdoor showers. A shared private covered verandah with outdoor seating provides a perfect spot for relaxation.

Inside the homestead, guests will find a warm and inviting living room with a fireplace, a cozy bar area, and a small TV area. The lodge also has a large dining room with a fireplace for indoor crystal dinners. Candlelit dinners can be arranged on the verandah, on the lawn under the stars, or in the traditional boma, a reed enclosure warmed by a roaring fire.

Samara Karoo Reserve offers a unique and peaceful experience in the Karoo region of South Africa.

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