Welcome to Karoo Lodge - an authentic Karoo-style farmhouse
Karoo Lodge sits nestled in an amphitheatre of mountains
Breathtaking mountain views from the wraparound verandah
Aerial view of Karoo Lodge
Photographer credit: Adriaan Louw
Three Karoo Suites are self-contained cottages a short walk from the main homestead
Each Karoo Suite is spacious with bedroom area and seating area with fireplace
As well as a private verandah overlooking a waterhole
Each Karoo Suite is individually-decorated
The largest Karoo Suite provides an ideal family suite, with space for extra beds for children
Each Karoo Suite has a large bathroom with basins, bath and shower
Photographer credit: Scott Ramsay, Love Wild Africa
Each Karoo Suite has an outdoor shower made out of traditional materials
Photographer credit: Left: Melanie van Zyl. Right: Dook
Within the homestead there are four Lodge Suites
Each one opens up onto the wraparound verandah
The Lodge Suites are spacious and bright
Each is individually-decorated
The ideal place for a morning coffee
The Lodge Suites are located close to the communal areas of the lodge
The interleading Sibella Suites are located a short walk from the main homestead
They share a verandah overlooking a waterhole
The interleading Sibella Suites are ideal for families with young children...
...or couples travelling together
In the homestead, the cosy bar area is popular for post-game drive drinks
As is the inviting living room
Dinner is served in the farmhouse dining room...
...out on the lawn under the stars...
...in the traditional reed boma...
Photographer credit: Marnus Ochse
...or in a secret bush location.
Tea is served on the verandah before departing on game drive
The swimming pool provides welcome respite from the summer heat
Mountain picnic on the Samara Mara
The entire 70,000-acre reserve is available for Karoo Lodge guests to explore
Game drives showcase the spectacular landscape
Milky Way star bed
Photographer credit: David Smith
Guest have the opportunity to spot the endangered cheetah, for which Samara is well-known
Samara is also home to the 'Big Five'
As well as safari favourites like the giraffe
Set a short distance away from the main Karoo Lodge homestead, three Karoo Suites are standalone cottages in the traditional Karoo style. Each has a fireplace, air-conditioning and luxury en-suite bathroom with large separate bath and shower and two wash basins. Private covered patios with outdoor seating provide the ideal location for morning coffee or a nightcap under the stars. They even have outdoor showers in the traditional Karoo style. Two extra beds for children can be accommodated in these suites.
Four Lodge Suites are located inside the main Karoo Lodge homestead. They are spacious, light and airy, with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with large freestanding bath and shower. These suites open onto the wide wraparound verandah with outdoor seating synonymous with traditional Karoo farmhouses. One extra bed for a child can be accommodated in these suites.
The two Sibella Suites are named in honour of Sibella, Samara's famous cheetah who became a world-renowned ambassadress for cheetah conservation. The Sibella Suites are located a little walk away from the main homestead, by a waterhole where bird- and wildlife abounds. These smaller suites are interleading and provide ideal accommodation for families with young children. Each suite has a shower, basin and air-conditioning. The shared deck provides welcome shade during hot summer days.
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