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Gorah Elephant Camp

Safari Lodge or Private Game Reserve / Tented Camps - 11 Tented Suites
Weddings & banquets
Children 10+
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ABOUT Gorah Elephant Camp

The thrill of quietly watching a herd of elephants stroll by, while sipping tea on the veranda of a stately colonial manor house is unforgettable and this exclusive lodge captures the romantic mystique of an authentic African safari.

Experience the breathtaking natural world of Africa, merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication, for a memorable 5 star adventure.

Gorah is the only private concession and camp situated in the middle of the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of elephants on earth, as well as the Big 5.

Discover the captivating rhythm of Africa’s ever-changing landscape, the majestic animals and the cultural diversity while enjoying professionally guided game drives led by passionate guides who are experts at searching the vast terrain for animals. The excitement of discovering elephant, rhino, lion and plains game in their natural habitat lingers long after returning to camp.

Soak up the sun, shop, read, enjoy a glass of wine or share your adventures with your companions in the comfort and splendour of Gorah house or while relaxing on the veranda next to the spacious swimming pool with views over the waterhole. Complimentary Wi-Fi access in the reception area, a curio & retail store and boma area.

Sheltered under thatched canopies, Gorah’s 11 stylish tented suites are luxurious and spacious, recalling the golden era of safari in the early 1900s. Each lavish tent has its own private deck offering a panoramic view of the endless savannah plains. The plush interior of the tent is enhanced through the simplicity and the authenticity of solar power lighting and ceiling fans and the en-suite bathroom is discreetly situated to allow for complete privacy. The tented suites invite you to completely relax and unwind – either with a book on the comfy couch or by taking an afternoon nap on the king sized bed.

All the 11 tented suites are superbly equipped with all the modern necessities required for a 5 star experience including hairdryer, personal in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, Charlotte Rhys body products, umbrellas and complimentary sherry in the room.

All room rates are inclusive of the following services:

Welcome drink on arrival 2 Game drives per full day 3 Meals daily High tea each afternoon 24 Hour room service Complimentary teas, coffees & non-alcoholic throughout your stay Complimentary beverages & snacks on game drives

Dinner at Gorah is a special occasion. Candle lit corners with warm fires and paraffin lanterns put a soft layer of romance on the entire house in winter and during summer the open veranda doors invitingly coax in the evening breeze, while the mood is set for a sumptuous meal to be enjoyed with carefully chosen wines that elevate each dish.

Al fresco dining under the African sky can also be enjoyed on the veranda at the front of the colonial Gorah House overlooking the watering hole.

The outdoor Boma is another gathering place for dinner under the vast African sky and the chefs at Gorah have perfected the art of an extravagant outdoor gourmet barbeque, with an array of dishes reflecting different aspects of African cuisine. Share stories, indulge in the fare and take in the sounds of the night as you dine.

Children staying at Gorah go on an exciting journey through time to discover the enchantment of this distinctive camp and the incredible Addo National Park. Chlidren can experience what it was like to walk in the shoes of the forefathers who lived at Gorah. The guides take special care to spend time with the children on game drives or back at the camp, teaching and guiding them through the wonders of history, nature and the African bush. Children 10+ can go on game drives

Celebrate your wedding at Gorah, where the romance, elegance and sheer beauty of the Manor House with the elephants drinking at the waterhole sets the scene for a very special day. The dedicated team at Gorah are on hand to assist with every detail, from planning to the execution of all those small details on the day. They are acutely aware of how important every aspect is and will ensure that the vision of your wedding day is created to perfection.

An “Out of Africa” honeymoon is the quintessence of romance and luxury and Gorah delivers on that dream from the moment you arrive, until you leave, relaxed, happy and in love. Honeymoon couples are treated and pampered at every opportunity. A bottle of bubbly in the tent on arrival begins the celebration, and secluded candlelit dinners and romantic turndowns each night ensure that your time spent is filled with unforgettable memories as you start your married life together

Other activities available in the area include Whale and Dolphin Watching, Canoeing, Cycling, Deep Sea Fishing and Scuba Diving.

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Luxury Tent
Sleeps 2
11 Units
From R 10,662.50 p/p sharing All Meals, local beverages and activities
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

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  • Depart airport on De Havilland Street to the traffic circle
  • At traffic circle take the second exit onto Alistair Miller Road (M11). Palm trees lining road, airport is now on your right.
  • Go through the next traffic circle on Alistair Millar Road
  • Turn left at Traffic Light into Forest Hill Drive (graveyard on your left)
  • Follow Forest Hill Drive to the intersection of Walmer Boulevard (M9)
  • Turn right onto Walmer Boulevard (Fire Station on your left. You will see the sea in front of you then with the harbour).
  • Turn left into Settlers Way (M4)
  • Follow the signs to Grahamstown N2 (keep right after turning left, don’t go under the bridge!)
  • Follow the N2 towards Colchester. There are 2 turnoffs to the Addo Elephant National Park, the first is 10.4 km’s from the airport (Addo Elephant National Park/Motherwell) DO NOT take this turnoff.
  • The second turnoff is 30 km’s from the airport, this is the CORRECT turnoff (Addo Elephant National Park/Camp Matyholweni Gate).
  • On the N2 after crossing the Sundays River bridge, start looking out for signs for the Addo Elephant Park/Camp Matyholweni Gate turn off to your left
  • After turning left, follow the road for 1Km until you get to a sign for the Addo National Park turn off towards your right
  • After turning right, follow the road for 2Km to the Addo National Park Matyholweni Gate
  • Follow the Road straight for 15.8 Km (You will pass Vukani loop, Mbotyi loop, Ngulube loop and Harveys Loop)
  • You will reach a 4 way cross road where you will turn right towards the N10 Exit Gate
  • The Gorah Elephant Camp Gate (0,5 km) sits to your left immediately.