Gorah Elephant Camp
Gorah is malaria-free, Big 5 and a member of Relais & Chateaux.
Gorah is the only private concession and Camp situated in the middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park,home to one the densest population of elephants on earth.
Observe a passing herd of elephant while drinking tea on the veranda of a stately colonial manor house.
This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safari of centuries past .
Location: Garden Route/Eastern Cape
Best time to visit: South Africa’s climate offers advantages in both seasons
Approximate per night rate : From ZAR 300o per person rates include all meals, teas, coffees, game drives, bush walks, sleep-out excursions, bush bath, all drinks including house wines, laundry.
The whole garden route is at your disposal ie Beach, Walk, Hike, Golf, Scenery, Culinary, Marine Wildlife, Ostrich Farms,wildife, etc
The Gorah House
Two dining rooms with views of the Addo plains offer a unique cuisine experience, while the two lounges allow for absolute relaxation each with a fire place and heaters placed in corners of the patio area for those colder winter nights or cooler summer evenings.
A library with a classic collection of books all donated by guests from all over the world to Gorah, are available for absolute reading pleasure.
Various sun decks, porches, one with a waterhole in the front of the main porch and patios complete the tranquillity of the lodge, while a Curio shop caters for exclusive Gorah gifts.
Sheltered beneath thatched canopies, Gorah’s 11 tented suites are luxurious and spacious, recalling the golden era of safari in the early 1900s, and enhanced with the fine comforts and excellence associated with Hunter properties.
Each luxury tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower, an interior relaxation area and a private deck offering panoramic views across the endless savannah plains.
Other facilities include solar-powered lights, ceiling fans and in-house communication between the tents and the Main House.
Experience the alfresco dining area where a log fire crackles and you listen to the sounds of the night under a canopy of stars, or a more elegant candle-lit dinner in the dining room, always filled with the thoughtful touches of attentive staff and superb dishes of fine-dining fare with an African twist accompanied with the best South African wines.
Dinner is an occasion n on its own at Gorah. As you enter the Manor House with its historic magnificence, the magic will surround you.
Soft candle lit ‘secret’ corners with warm fires and paraffin lanterns put a soft layer of romance on the entire house in winter and during the summer months the open veranda doors invitingly coax the evening breeze while the mood is set for a sumptuous five course meal.
Estate wines and a choice of international beverages complete the dining experience, while decadent desserts will tease the senses as you ponder on the next safari adventure at Gorah. Our chefs are committed to serve freshly prepared dishes and will accordingly prepare for any dietary needs of our guests.
Tantalise your senses with the ‘soul’ of Gorah while enjoying your 5 star meals in the comfort of the Manor House and surrounding veranda, with perhaps, a chance evening glimpse of the night creatures at the waterhole to enhance your dining experience.
The veranda at the front of the colonial Gorah Manor House overlooks the waterhole and the whole plains behind it.
Enchanting scenes of animals trekking close for a drink and a cooling bath at the waterhole might keep you entertained for your “out of Africa” alfresco dining.
Feel the winds sweeping over the plains, while our attentive staff offer you refreshments as you lay back and enjoy.
Our lunch platters are adapted to the setting and offer a variety of dishes for your own salad composition.
The comfortable sofas on the veranda invite you for prime game viewing in highest luxury all day long. Lay back and feel at home.
The Boma Area
Relax in the main boma area at the swimming pool and sun tanning decks while escaping from the hot summer sun.
Various outdoor dining and cooking facilities will also enhance a superb dining experience at Gorah
The Gate & Waiting Room & Guest Parking
A luxury waiting room is situated at the Gorah private gate to facilitate orientation, and check-in. Guest car park is located at the lodge inside the elephant fencing and is protected from game by an electric fence.
Game Viewing Vehicles
4 game viewing Landcruisers with qualified rangers and guides are available at all times, however guest may, at a fee also request a private vehicle. Gorah will also facilitate vehicles for exclusive photographic opportunities, complete with an expert guide.
This park offers some of the most spectacular elephant viewing in the world. Addo’s over 450 elephants will delight visitors with their antics.
The park contributes to the conservation of the endangered black rhino with over 48 of these animals occurring here.
The over 400 Cape buffalo are now being seen more often during the day due to the influence of lion reintroduction. This is one of the largest disease-free herds in South Africa.
Lions were introduced into the park in late 2003 and have adapted well to their new environment growing to three wonderful prides.
Lions are most often seen in the early morning or on sunset and night drives.
Spotted hyenas were also reintroduced in 2003, fulfilling the same role as lions in restoring the natural balance to the ecosystems in the park by controlling the numbers of herbivores
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the lodge