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The Manor at Samara is an exclusive-use, deluxe safari villa situated at the heart of the Samara Private Game Reserve in the beautiful Great Karoo. A maximum of eight guests can be accommodated at the Manor, and they will be assured of a personalised and flexible stay in the care of a private guide, chef and butler.

Experience the pulse of the Karoo from the comfort of an open game-drive vehicle. There's a surprising variety of animals in this Eastern Cape reserve and expert guides will take you in search of cheetah, giraffe, zebra and white rhino as well as many smaller mammals and birds. Guided walks are offered, children are more than welcomed and guests can also view Bushman paintings and examine fossils that predate the dinosaurs.


  • A private, luxury safari villa
  • Beautiful, crisp and clean decor with a Karoo flair
  • Exceptional views of majestic Karoo
  • Fine dining & bush picnics
  • Private guide, chef & butler
  • Perfect for a family safari


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris


Exclusive Use

The four spacious suites at The Manor at Samara offer exclusive-use accommodation for a maximum of eight guests. The decor is the inspired work of well-known South African interior designer John Zwiegelaar of John Jacob Interiors.

All the rooms are lavishly furnished, air conditioned and have en suite bathrooms with separate showers and free-standing baths.


The Manor at Samara is air conditioned and features a library, large comfortable lounge with a fireplace and large glass doors that open out onto a patio.

A 21m infinity pool descends into a natural waterhole where you can observe animals as they quench their thirst. Guests at The Manor have the full services of a personal ranger, chef and butler.


Savour the fine cuisine prepared in Samara's kitchen at any one of a number of dining venues - an African boma, veranda, dining room or breakfast room - as well as various bush dining locations.

You could even have a picnic under the canopy of stars for an authentic Karoo experience. All meals are served with excellent wines selected from the extensive Samara cellar.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Computer facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Library
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Traveller Reviews

The Manor at Samara

Paulo Abreu

We had a great time at Samara. We had the entire Manor House for us and the kids were so proud for having a huge pool only for them!!!! The game drive was nice but, as you know, there are no lions / elephants in Samara. We were able to see cheetahs t hough. I even walked with the ranger close to one!!!! It was amazing. The ranger and the staff in Samara were absolutely fantastic!!!! The Manor House, even though beautiful and extremely well decorated, it definitely requires a “face-lift” as some of the materials are getting worn out.
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James Grant

"Selection of accommodations were fantastic and each one had their own unique characteristics that we will always remember. At the Manor, we were amazed at the opulence. The food at all of these places was first class!"

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