Accommodation rating: Superior
Karoo Lodge offers colonial luxury meets farm style comforts, in the serenity of Samara's pristine wilderness, which is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains. The three suites, located inside the main homestead, open out on to a wide wrap-around veranda. They are light and airy and have private en suite bathrooms. The three individual Karoo suites, situated in the garden, have a luxury en suite bathroom, an outdoor shower with lovely views, and a fireplace.
With a complex and diverse ecosystem, game activities at Samara allow guests to search for over 60 different mammal species including kudu and duiker, giraffe, hartebeest, cheetah and white rhino. Explore the Camdeboo Plains, which once staged the massive migrations of millions of springbok, discover fossils that predate the dinosaurs and see well-preserved Khoisan paintings that offer an insight into the past. As well as the usual game drives you may also wish to track cheetah by day and the secretive aardvark by night.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.