- An authentic safari experience in the non-malarial Eastern Cape.
- Great food and excellent service.
- Nice big pool in the boma area to relax during the heat of the day.
- Enjoy the privacy offered by the only private concession within Addo Elephant Park.
- Game comes to the waterhole throughout the day, incredible elephant sightings close to the camp.
- Luxury Tented Suites and al fresco dining on the verandah or beneath the boma.
- Big 5 destination along with the southern right whale and great white shark.
- Park is known for having one of the densest elephant population in the world.
- Suites come with bathrobes, slippers, body products, umbrellas, sherry and 24hr service.
- Close to Port Elizabeth as well as Grahamstown.
- Gorah Elephant Camp is the only private concession within Addo Elephant National Park, home to the highest density of elephant in South Africa.
- The interior of the house is very much in keeping with its history.
- There are 11 guest tents which stretch either side of the central lodge.
- There is a large swimming pool within the boma area, this is fenced to prevent the large breeding herds of elephant from being tempted by the water of the pool.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Professionally guided drives through beautiful landscapes. Addo National Park is home to the densest population of elephants on earth, African’s largest land mammal. Guests are able to get up close to, taking in their incredible stature and grace. Game drives at Gorah, expertly led by passionate and professional guides are a testament to the safari of old. Intrepidly searching the vast terrain for animals is the essence of the experience. The excitement of discovering Elephant, Rhino, Lion and Plains Game in their natural habitat lingers long after returning to camp.
The heritage of Gorah is bestowed in its history, its animals and the landscape. 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. At Gorah we create a fun environment for children. They 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.
The small village of Addo is situated at the entrance to the fertile Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape. The settlement of Addo is the gateway to the famous Addo Elephant National Park, one of the greatest conservation projects on the African continent. The area surrounding Addo is well known for its lush citrus orchards and beautiful flowering roses.
Gorah Elephant Camp is fantastically situated in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest elephant population on earth. Luxurious tents include modern ensuite bathrooms, cosy sitting areas and private decks boasting panoramic views across the endless savannah plains. Guests can tuck into delectable gourmet meals in the elegant dining room, on the inviting veranda overlooking the popular waterhole or under the stars in the open boma, surrounded by the sounds of the African bush.
Those in need of relaxing spots to unwind can sink into deep armchairs in the comfortable sitting room, get lost in the cosy library for a few hours of quiet reading, enjoy refreshing dips in the cool waters of the sparkling rock pool or simply unwind in the dappled shade of the numerous patios featuring the wide African bush in the foreground. The thrill of quietly watching a herd of elephants stroll by the veranda of a stately colonial manor is unforgettable. This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from centuries past. Experience the breath taking natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure.
There are 11 guest tents which stretch either side of the central lodge. Each tent is sheltered by a thatched canopy which helps to provide warmth in winter and keep the tents cool in the heat of summer. All have their own private deck, offering views of either the waterhole or the surrounding savannah. The interiors of the tents are simple and authentic, in traditional safari style. All have spacious en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans, king size beds and solar powered lighting.
.Our luxurious and spacious tents recall the golden era of safari in the early 1900s. Each luxury tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower, an interior relaxation relaxation area and a private deck offering panoramic views across the savannah plains. 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. The en suite bathroom with bespoke vanities and shower is discreetly situated to allow for complete privacy. To complete the experience the tented suite invites you to completely relax and unwind with a book on the comfy couch, or take an afternoon nap on the king size bed, with 300 count cotton sheets enveloping you and sending you to dreamland.
There are two types of dining Indoor dining and outdoor dining.Both the Dining provides delicious food with excellent view.
Dinner is a real occasion at Gorah. As you enter Gorah House with its historic magnificence, the magic surrounds you. Candle lit ‘secret’ corners with warm fires and paraffin lanterns put a soft layer of romance on the entire house in winter. During summer the open veranda doors invitingly coax in the evening breeze, while the mood is set for a sumptuous meal. Estate wines carefully chosen to elevate the meal, and a good selection of international beverages, enhance the dining experience. Decadent desserts complete the experience, teasing your senses as you ponder your next safari adventure. Our chefs are committed to serve freshly prepared dishes and will deliciously satisfy any dietary requirements.
The veranda at the front of the colonial Gorah House overlooks the watering hole and the plains behind it. An idyllic setting to enjoy ‘el fresco’ dining, deliciously prepared daily by our Gorah chefs with passion and creativity. The outdoor Boma is another gathering place for dinner under the vast African sky. Open fires light up the night, exuding warmth as you relax to the time honoured art of cooking on wood and coal. The Gorah chefs 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.
All tents have their own private deck, offering views of either the waterhole or the surrounding savannah.
Gorah offers all the services you’d expect from a 5 star property and much more, we pride ourselves in ensuring all our guests have the perfect getaway.
Open verandah with views over the waterhole, large lounge with a fireplace, spacious swimming pool with pool loungers, a curio & retail store and boma area.