Enjoy locally roasted coffee at The Rose Garden at Floradale Nurseries. Only 12 minutes from our accommodations.
Addo National Elephant Park is only 30 minutes from our accommodations. The host offers wonderful advice about the park.
Rita, outside Belvedere Cottages
Samara Private Game Reserve
"Heart-stoppingly beautiful" is how award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is best described. Situated near the picturesque town of Graaff Reinet in the Great Karoo and a comfortable 2 ½ hours from Port Elizabeth.
Samara Private Game Reserve is unique in that the property consists of four Biomes on one piece of land - Nama-Karoo, Plateau Grassland, Savannah and Thicket. One of their rangers can arrange a walk to enable you to experience this unusual bio-diversity as he shares his extensive knowledge of the individual characteristics of each of these biomes.
When on the vehicle you will be able to get off and explore aspects of getting closer to nature and learning to track animals and approach them on foot. Study the finer detail of the bush and experience the feeling of wide open spaces around you - no vehicles, no noise, no rush. Individual walks can be arranged from the lodge in summer when you arrive and in winter most walks will be conducted in conjunction with the game drive.
There are just over 220 species of birds recorded on Samara Private Game Reserve, so this is a bird watcher’s paradise. In August you are most likely to view the endangered Blue Crane and may be lucky enough to see Black Eagles soaring below you from Eagles’ Rock, one of our magnificent view points.
Book direct at http://www.samara.co.za/reservations