Gorah Elephant Camp
This exclusive lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from
centuries past. Experience the breathtaking natural world of Africa merged with
colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication, to deliver an unforgettably unique
5 star adventure. Gorah is the only private concession and Camp situated in the
middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population
of elephants on earth. Gorah is malaria-free, has the Big 5 and is a member of
Relais & Chateaux.
The 5 000 hectare private concession is located deep in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park, 70km north-east of the Eastern Cape coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the nearest centre with a major airport. With sweeping views, indigenous fauna and the densest population of elephants in the world, Gorah epitomises the safari experience, steeped in history, tradition and opulence.
Sheltered under thatched canopies, Gorah’s 11 tented suites are luxurious and spacious, recalling the golden era of safari in the early 1900s. Each is enhanced with the fine comforts and excellence associated with Hunter Hotels.
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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.
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. 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 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.
Guests staying at Gorah get to go out on game drives and have access to all the facilities on offer at the lodge. You can 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.
Facilities at the lodge include and open verandah with views over the waterhole, large lounge with a fireplace, spacious swimming pool with pool loungers, complimentary Wi-Fi access in the reception area, a curio & retail store and boma area.
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.
Gorah creates a fun environment for children. Guides take special care to spend
time with children on game drives or back at the camp, teaching and guiding them
through the wonders of History, nature and the African bush. Children 8+ can go
on game drives.To experience Gorah is to get a taste of this history. Discover
its captivating rhythm that calls for adventure and fills your soul with an
intense passion for the ever changing landscape, the majestic animals and the
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