Gorah Elephant Camp

Safari Lodge

Addo Elephant National Park

Gorah Elephant Camp

Addo Elephant National Park

Discover a place and time in tune with the authentic African safari of centuries past. This is Gorah Elephant Camp, the first private lodge in the Addo Elephant National Park.

This exclusive lodge has been restored to its former 19th century colonial splendour, complete with period furnishings, and a beautiful roaring log fire in winter.

Coupled with the meticulous service and attention to detail, this really is sheer decadence and a holiday memory that will stay with you forever.

Morning and evening guided game drives on open Land Rovers take you unbelievably close to elephants, rhinos, and other giants of the African bush. Some of the drives will be on the lodge's own concession, where your guide will have the opportunity to drive offroad to get you unbelievably close to the wildlife, but others may be in the Addo Park itself, where your ranger will be restricted to remaining on the road network at all times.

In-between drives, guests can relax around the rock swimming pool and sun-drenched decks.

Whether marvelling at the herds of elephants gathering around the waterhole near the camp, or having a close encounter with them while out on a game drive, the Gorah experience is unforgettable.

Your accommodation is in spacious and luxurious tented suites, which are reminiscent of the golden era of safaris in the early 1900s, yet with all the comfort and excellence associated with Africa's finest game lodges.

Sumptuous breakfasts and superb lunches are both served in the elegant dining room, or on the veranda overlooking the waterhole.

Dinner is by candlelight, further complimenting the romantic atmosphere of the Lodge.

 

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Rates
Rates From GBP £ 213 US$ 353 ZAR 3,720 EUR 257 per person.
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Our standard rates for a Luxury En-Suite Tent
DatesPriceBasisRate NameNights
1 March 2014 to 30 April 2014 GBP £ 319 US$ 529 ZAR 5,580 EUR 386 ppsStandard1+ nights
1 May 2014 to 30 September 2014 GBP £ 213 US$ 353 ZAR 3,720 EUR 257 ppsStandard1+ nights
1 October 2014 to 30 November 2014 GBP £ 319 US$ 529 ZAR 5,580 EUR 386 ppsStandard1+ nights
1 December 2014 to 19 December 2014 GBP £ 213 US$ 353 ZAR 3,720 EUR 257 ppsStandard1+ nights
20 December 2014 to 31 December 2014 GBP £ 340 US$ 564 ZAR 5,950 EUR 411 ppsStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

All meals, sundowner drinks, soft drinks and morning/afternoon game drives are included.

Children aged 10 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children are allowed on game drives with their parents. Children up to the age of 15 are accommodated on luxury stretchers in their parents’ suite (maximum of two children per suite). Toys, board games and special menus are available on request. Parents are requested to ensure that their children’s participation in no way detracts from the experience of other guests. Because of the proximity of large numbers of wild and potentially dangerous animals, unruly or disruptive behaviour not only negatively affects the quality of game viewing for others, it can also seriously compromise guest safety. Children accommodated at Gorah are at all times the sole responsibility of their parents.

 
Guest Comments

Average Guest Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 6 ratings.

Firstly let me say a big thank you to you for your help with our arrangements. Everything you suggested for us worked out so well and we had a holiday of a lifetime ! Gorah was a once in a lifetime experience The whole thing was just wonderful. The tents are so luxurious and the attention to detail on every front was simply unbeatable. Worth every penny! All the little touches made the guest feel very special indeed. The food was excellent. All the staff were just perfect. The safari drives were very informative and exciting with such well informed guides. It really was most memorable Well, there you are Tracey, I just wonder why it took us so long to visit South Africa! I suppose all the crime stats one reads can put people off, but we, in our mid 60's, drove over 1000 miles and never felt threatened It was a wonderful varied experience, and we cannot wait to go back! On the way we passed on the name of your company to quite a few people and shall certainly recommend you to anyone planning to go to S A.

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All I can say is a big 'thank you' - the holiday was absolutely fantastic and we had a wonderful time. The accommodation was all excellent and the people we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. The absolute highlight would have to be Gorah ... it was an truly magical experience. The staff at Gorah were superb and the quality of the game drives was outstanding - very informative, the rangers were top class and the elephants are truly magnificent. I have always been a big cat person until those drives - I am now a convert!!! The route we followed took us through some amazing scenery and Cape Town is such a beautiful city - we will definitely be going back some time soon (Gorah included) and I will certainly use you guys again. So - thank you again for organising the accommodation and the car hire - it was a fantastic holiday and one we will remember for a long, long time.

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All went very smoothly. Had an amazing time – really the holiday of a lifetime for us – so far at least.  Sante Winelands Hotel is absolutely outstanding – they upgraded us to a “Manor Room” and it really is the most amazing location for relaxation, the Spa was fab.  Hog Hollow in Plett was fantastic. Andy, the owner was extremely helpful, sent me to his brothers bar for the Ireland vs SA match etc! We had 5 great nights there and room was great (one of the 3 new cabins). We managed to do something different and great every day. Food is also very good there. Gorah was what you’d expect! It was the highlight of Catherine’s trip as she loved the drives. Food was good, accommodation lovely – very worthwhile.

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