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Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve
Samara Karoo Reserve

The Samara Karoo Reserve lies on the edge of the Sneeuberg mountain range.

Samara Karoo Reserve

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Samara Karoo Reserve in South Africa stretches on the plains of Great Karoo ...
... hugging a scenic valley, with mountains and three river systems.
Samara is a malaria-free reserve – excellent for a family holiday in Africa ...
... here children are generally allowed on walks and game drives.
There is a variety of wildlife to spot; including giraffe ...
... zebra ...
... nyala ...
... black hardebeest ...
... waterbuck ...
... monkeys ...
The reserve also offers spectacular views of the sun set ...
... and sun rise.
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Samara Karoo Reserve in South Africa stretches on the plains of Great Karoo ...
Samara Karoo Reserve in South Africa stretches on the plains of Great Karoo ...
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... hugging a scenic valley, with mountains and three river systems.
... hugging a scenic valley, with mountains and three river systems.
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Samara is a malaria-free reserve – excellent for a family holiday in Africa ...
Samara is a malaria-free reserve – excellent for a family holiday in Africa ...
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... here children are generally allowed on walks and game drives.
... here children are generally allowed on walks and game drives.
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There is a variety of wildlife to spot; including giraffe ...
There is a variety of wildlife to spot; including giraffe ...
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... zebra ...
... zebra ...
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... nyala ...
... nyala ...
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... black hardebeest ...
... black hardebeest ...
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... waterbuck ...
... waterbuck ...
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... monkeys ...
... monkeys ...
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The reserve also offers spectacular views of the sun set ...
The reserve also offers spectacular views of the sun set ...
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... and sun rise.
... and sun rise.
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South Africa trips focusing on the Cape

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Cape Genet Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Enjoy fine-dining in Cape Town, whale-watching in Hermanus, and a range of walking and water-based activities throughout De Hoop’s Nature Reserve, the Klein Karoo and Plettenberg. This relaxed self-driven safari concludes with stays in The Winelands and Namaqualand.

US$2,850 - US$3,760 per person

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Cape Grysbok Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Explore Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek and Namaqualand, amongst other memorable destinations, during this leisurely self-driven safari. Fine dining, varied activities and impressively comfortable lodges, estates and country houses await.

US$3,760 - US$6,220 per person

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Bontebok Self-drive Safari

12 days • 5 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

This varied and great-value self-drive trip visits Cape Town, the Winelands and diverse sections of the Garden Route, staying at great places with real local character. It’s ideal for active couples and families who want to explore the Cape’s stunning locations.

US$1,360 - US$1,670 per person

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Waterbuck self-drive

12 days • 6 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

A classic Cape and Garden Route self-drive taken at a leisurely pace and staying in charming boutique hotels. Great food and wine paired with spectacular scenery and an exciting array of activities.

US$2,330 - US$2,900 per person

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Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari

12 days • 4 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Fine dining, luxurious accommodation and a wide of range of leisurely activities make this a superbly comfortable self-driven safari. Visit the cosmopolitan Cape Town, tranquil coastal retreats, stylish wine farms and spectacularly peaceful nature reserves.

US$3,530 - US$6,560 per person

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Black Wildebeest Self-drive Safari

19 days • 10 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO WINDHOEK AIRPORT

Journey from South Africa’s cosmopolitan Cape Town to central Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve during this self-driven safari. The route passes through a stunning variety of landscapes, offering access to this beautiful continent’s rich diversity.

US$3,180 - US$3,650 per person

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The Highlights of Africa

17 days • 7 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO KIGALI AIRPORT

An epic adventure taking in some of Africa’s most incredible sights and wildlife experiences, from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, the Maasai Mara and an encounter with mountain gorillas.

US$14,340 - US$18,200 per person

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Leopard Safari

13 days • 4 locations
VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Victoria Falls, Botswana and Cape Town – a classic southern African itinerary combining luxury, wilderness, safari and culture. We can't think of a better way to spend two weeks.

US$9,230 - US$13,060 per person

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Kwandwe Self-drive Safari

3 days • 1 locations
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

An elegantly stylish lodge that is well suited to families, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and the chance to sight all of the "Big 5" during exploration of the Eastern Cape.

US$2,420 - US$4,000 per person

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Where to stay in Samara

Our suggestions for safari camps in Samara Karoo Reserve


Samara Karoo Lodge

Karoo Lodge

Karoo Lodge is a child-friendly lodge in wide-open plains of the Great Karoo, which offers high-quality food, different kinds of suites and lots of activities.


90% (6 reviews)

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