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Rt N10 & Addo Heights Rd, Addo Elephant National Park 6105 South Africa
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#1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Addo Elephant National Park
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The incomparable thrill of quietly observing a passing herd of elephant while being served tea on the veranda of a stately Colonial manor house is the stuff of dreams and legends. This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safari of centuries past - the awesome natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure. Gorah is a member of Relais & Chateaux.
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Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
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Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Extra long beds
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Mountain view
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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Andreas Carlsson wrote a review Dec 2020
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful place. Even better service! 3-hours game drive (very) early morning and afternoon. Great food and knowledgeable guides and staff. The area is vast and will give you plenty of novel experiences every day.
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Date of stay: February 2020
helenpaul56 wrote a review Nov 2020
Newlands, South Africa4 contributions
A very special place where from the very first minute you are spoilt to bits. Rangers take care of your every whim, staff warm and extremely helpful. Tents are very well appointed and luxurious with a “middle in the plains” experience. You fall asleep with the sounds of wild animals around the tent, in our case a pack of hyenas. Exciting and a tiny bit scary. A parade of animals in the evening at the waterhole whilst dining and nobody cares if you jump up and leave your meal to get a better look. Very relaxed. The public areas are beautifully decorated with antique furniture yet a very relaxed atmosphere. Close up experience with elefants on game drives were highlights of the trip. Truly, a place to be recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Tents are all facing the same direction, however the outer ones probably have the best view of...
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slj60 wrote a review Apr 2020
cheshire471 contributions590 helpful votes
I booked Gorah as part of our tour of the Western Cape and it was the place I was most looking forward to staying at. It did not disappoint and although I had very high expectations after reading all the reviews, our stay here surpassed everything I was expecting. Travis showed us to the drawing room of the lodge and gave us a drink. Our Tent We had arrived too late for the evening safari drive but were taken to our tent, unpacked and enjoyed a drink on the veranda until dinner. I loved our tent, every comfort is there for you but the tents are very 'Our of Africa' with comfortable armchairs, sumptuous beds, lots of little luxuries, antiques, plenty of wardrobe space and well equipped provisions that you would find in any luxury hotel. What I loved though was the really personal touches like the notes left at night wishing us sweet dreams, and candles lit with rosepetals and chocolates. If it is dark you do have to call reception and ask for someone to come and escort you back to the main lodge for safety but to listen to the sounds of the animals outside while you are in your tent is wonderful, Food Dinner was good, I had picked up a stomach virus in Cape Town so was limited to what I could eat but the dining room is enchanting and I loved eating by candlelight. The service was sometimes a little slow, especially if you wanted coffee, but the staff are lovely and the slow pace was very welcome. Special mention must go to Cia, who gives exemplary service and is extremely attentive at all times. Breakfasts are very good. You have this after your morning safari drive and there is an excellent selection on the buffet table and delicious cooked to order dishes and a selection of teas. Afternoon tea is served before the evening drive, Cook made some wonderful looking cakes, I didn't eat any as I wasn't eating much but they looked delicious. There were also two types of sandwiches each day, and my only issue was I would have liked a vegetarian option also. Safari Drives JJ was our guide and he was absolutely superb. On our first drive it was just my husband and I and JJ found a herd of elephants and some lions. The rest of our three night stay we were with two other couples and we had some marvelous sightings and getting up close to these wonderful animals was just incredible. There is a beautifully kept garden with swimming pool which is lovely to relax in between safari drives. After we left Gorah we moved onto Shamwari staying at Sindile camp, their newest camp which is meant to be their most luxurious. It was no where near as good as Gorah. Shamwari is a much larger reserve and they do have all of the big 5 there as well as the Born Free foundation. However Sindile camp was a huge disappointment compared to Gorah. The tents are badly designed, the food was poor with very limited choice and the service lacking. If you want a true 'Tented' safari experience that is filled with magic and utter romance then Gorah has to be the No1 choice. I would not hesitate to recommend Gorah and definately hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All the tents are good, 6-9 do not look over the watering hole though
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Cathy wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom21 contributions6 helpful votes
Myself, my mum, sister and brother-in-law visited Gorah for 2 nights and we wish it could have been longer. Despite the early rises (6am in March) the staff made it easy with coffee, tea and light snacks to prepare you for your first game drive of the day. We couldn't believe we were spending up to 6 ours a day in a vehicle when the time flew by! The park is full of so much indigenous wildlife, which our guide Justin could tell us a lot about while we made use of our "safari bag" of binoculars, blankets, and wildlife guide books. Back at the lodge we appreciated stunning views, very helpful and friendly staff, a great chef and extremely comfortable beds in our tents (if you can even call them tents). After Gorah our trip took us to a 4 star lodge in a game reserve and whilst that was good you could really see why Gorah got its 5 stars and appreciate the uniqueness of being in a national park. Would highly recommend for anyone who wants a bit of luxury in the wilderness. The highlight of our trip was when Cia, who was taking our dinner order at our candlelit table, stopped and said "sorry to interrupt but there are two rhinos drinking from the waterhole outside"!
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Date of stay: March 2020
AlA1111 wrote a review Mar 2020
Antwerp, Belgium68 contributions50 helpful votes
Incredible location in the middle of Addo Elephant reserve. Literately staying with animals such as buffalos, elephants, pumbas,elands,zebras, birds, Lois, hyenas. Very knowledgeable rangers that have answers to all your questions. Food of high level, tents with a romantic touch and very friendly personnel. Leandi, the manager in charge is an unbelievable person. There are no problems for her only solutions. Whatever you need she will find the solution to your challenge. There is a large pond 300 meters away from the main terrace. We sat there for a few hours looking at different animals passing by looking for refreshments. Expensive but worth every cent of it. If you can afford it, GO for it!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LeandiP5, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on your Gorah experience! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you! We look forward to welcoming you back soonest - there are many more hours to be spent at the waterhole & even more animals. Warmest regards, Leandi & The Gorah Family
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gorah elephant camp hotel addo elephant national park
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoAddo Elephant National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorah Elephant Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Gorah Elephant Camp?
Nearby attractions include Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gorah Elephant Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gorah Elephant Camp?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Gorah Elephant Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gorah Elephant Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gorah Elephant Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Gorah Elephant Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gorah Elephant Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gorah Elephant Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.