I'm humbled by the Karoo's vast and majestic beauty. And at the heart of it lies Samara Manor. This historic exclusive use villa accommodates up to 8 guests: its four luxurious air-conditioned suites, sumptuous linen, en suite bathrooms, stylish communal areas, and personalised service (including a ranger, chef and butler!) all make for an exceptional five star safari experience. The professional interior decor puts a contemporary twist on local tradition using tones and textures reflective of the mountainous landscape, the views of which are just other worldly!
The 21 metre infinity pool appears to drop into the natural water hole below where I've caught game drinking at first light and dusk. And then there's 70 000 hectares of reserve, 60 000 mammal species, four bio-spheres, wild plains, ancient fossils and bushman paintings to discover. When I'm not exploring, I'm indulging in mouth-watering Karoo Kitchen cuisine and quality cellar wines. A winning combination!