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Rt N10 & Addo Heights Rd, Addo Elephant National Park 6105 South Africa
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#1 of 12 in Addo Elephant National Park
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room service
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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westonc wrote a review Apr 2022
Gonubie, South Africa711 contributions89 helpful votes
My wife and I and our two daughters decided to go on a family safari at Gorah Elephant Camp in the Addo Elephant National Park in celebration of our daughters’ birthdays. We booked two luxury tents which were extremely spacious, clean and comfortable, with a king size bed in one tent and two twin beds in the other tent. Each of the tents had an en-suite bathroom with shower, relaxing lounge area, as well as a private deck with magnificent views of the bushveld plains. The fans, bathrobes and slippers, and fully stocked minibar in the tents were also very convenient. The main lodge is a fascinating and historic manor house with lovely dining rooms, lounges and a large veranda overlooking a water hole where many elephants and other animals come to drink. There is also an impressive swimming pool area. All the staff were extremely attentive, efficient and friendly, and went out of their way to ensure that at all times we were well looked after. The food and in particularly the deserts, including the apricot panna cotta, was superb, and our specific dietary needs were well catered for. The candle and paraffin lamp lighting added to the pleasant dining ambiance. A real treat and surprise was that for our daughters’ birthdays, they received a bottle of sparkling wine, and a cake was also presented to them at dinner, whereby the staff sang a local version of happy birthday which was beautiful and greatly appreciated. Our ranger Justin was professional and knowledgeable. During our stay we had the exclusive use of our own game vehicle which was a real bonus. We had fantastic sightings and saw plenty of game, including large herds of elephant with plenty of babies, buffalo, baboon, warthog, jackal, mongoose, scrub hares, eagle spotted owls. We also saw lots of antelope, including eland, kudu, red hartebeest, reed buck and duiker. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had an excellent family safari at Gorah and definitely hope to be back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Leandi Pretorius, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Gorah experience! We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to welcome you back to celebrate many special occasions. Warmest regards, Leandi & The Gorah Family
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Georgie H wrote a review Feb 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom8 contributions
We had the most incredible stay at Gorah. Andy our guide was superb and made each drive varied and we were lucky to see 4 of the big 5 as well as many other animals. Elizabeth and Donald and all of the other staff looked after us exceptionally well and the luxury tents were quite amazing. The waterhole provided a constantly changing picture of wildlife which was simply mesmerising. The food was delicious and the attention to detail was much appreciated. We hope very much to be able to come back one day.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Dr AA Mayne wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa4 contributions5 helpful votes
A truly amazing experience!! Everything was superb. From the friendliness of the staff, the delicious food, the very knowledgeable game ranger to the wildlife we experienced! Not to mention the beautifully decorated lodge. The watering hole in front of the lodge was a highlight. It was busy day and night with elephants, buffalo, black rhino etc visiting the watering hole frequently. We were privileged to have Reinhard as our game ranger. He has detailed knowledge of plants, birds and other animals. He shared very interesting information with us. I would also like to mention Leande (lodge manager) who made sure that all our needs were catered for. Her friendliness and efficiency could not be faulted in any way. It was a privilege to be able to spend time at Gorah lodge. We would definitely like to visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Leandi Pretorius, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are absolutely delighted that you had an amazing experience. The waterhole is indeed an endless source of entertainment and we hope that you will be spending more time there again soon. Warmest regards, Leandi & The Gorah Family
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Monika187 wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa22 contributions
There are so many good things to say about our stay at Gorah, from the moment we entered the gate to the very last minute before we left, we truly enjoyed every minute of our stay at this magical place! We stayed at Gorah as part of our honeymoon trip and we were treated like royalty by all the staff. The tent was so luxurious and they really put the glam in glamping! Even though our stay was during winter, the tent was still very cosy and warm with the special touch of warm water bottles every night. The food was amazing at every meal time, ate way too much and afternoon high tea overlooking elephants drinking at the waterhole was such a treat. The game drives were fantastic, very friendly and informative guides who made each game drive extra special. They really know how to go out of their way for the guests - thank you Ashley! Gorah truly deserves its 5 star rating and many hotels and lodges can learn a thing or two from this fine establishment. We can't wait to return to this special place that stole our hearts!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Request a tent that overlooks the waterhole
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Response from Leandi Pretorius, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp
Responded 12 Jul 2021
Dear Monika, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Gorah experience! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay & we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Leandi & The Gorah Family
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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
US$803 - US$1 085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
What are some restaurants close to Gorah Elephant Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Addo Wildlife Tangelo Restaurant, River Bend Lodge, and Cattle Baron Addo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gorah Elephant Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Gorah Elephant Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Gorah Elephant Camp offers airport transportation 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.