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.
|Our standard rates for a Luxury Tent|
|11 January 2017 to 28 February 2017||GBP £ 509 US$ 637 ZAR 8,275 EUR 596||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 March 2017 to 30 April 2017||GBP £ 451 US$ 564 ZAR 7,335 EUR 528||pps||Standard Rate||1+ nights|
|1 May 2017 to 31 August 2017||GBP £ 339 US$ 424 ZAR 5,510 EUR 397||pps||Standard Rate (1-3)||1 to 3 nights|
|1 May 2017 to 31 August 2017||GBP £ 339 US$ 424 ZAR 5,510 EUR 397||pps||Stay Pay (4/3)||4+ nights|
|1 September 2017 to 17 December 2017||GBP £ 451 US$ 564 ZAR 7,335 EUR 528||pps||Standard Rate||1+ 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 and 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. ::
Valid: 1 May 2017 - 31 August 2017.
Stay for 4 nights for the price of 3 at Gorah Elephant Camp in the Addo Elephant National Park.
Offer is restricted & Hunter Hotels reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available & to discontinue the promotion at any time. Bookings are subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Gorah Elephant Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Karoo Scenery and Incredible Places
The Karoo Desert is a part of South Africa that many people pass through, but very few take the time to explore in depth. It's a region of fascinating local tradition, delicious food, endless views and thousands of gawky ostriches! This 2 week trip will bring you both the best of the Cape and an unforgettable behind-the-scenes glimpse of the under-explored Karoo.
14 day itinerary including Addo Elephant National Park, Samara Private Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Klein Karoo and Port Elizabeth.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 7 ratings
Gorah was really good too and a real experience.
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.
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.
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.
Gorah Elephant Camp Location
Directions For Drivers
From The Garden Route/Port Elizabeth:
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 (0,5km) sits to your left immediately.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
From Grahamstown/Eastern Cape Game Reserves: Take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. Then follow directions as above when you get to the N10.
General Information For Guests
Please note that Gorah does not run on electricity but solar and generator power.
Luxury Tents offer their own private decks, celiing fans, en suite bathrooms with bespoke vanities and shower. In room amenties include hairdryer, in room safe,bathrobes, slippers, Charlotte Rhys body products, umbrellas and complimentary sherry in the room.
Lodge facilities include an open vreandah with views over the waterhole, large lounge with a fireplace, spacious swimming pool with pool loungers, complimentay wi-fi access in reception area, a curio store and boma area.
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Top Rated Property
Gorah Elephant Camp was one of the top rated properties in our 2013 awards.
The awards are based on the ratings that clients of Travel Butlers give after their stay, and Gorah Elephant Camp had an average score of 4.8 out of 5.