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Gorah Elephant Camp at Addo

Gorah Elephant Camp is an exclusive 5000-hectare private game reserve set within the lush Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape. Just an hour’s drive from the seaside city of Port Elizabeth, the Greater Addo is known to be home to the densest African elephant population worldwide.  Its superb malaria-free location at the end of the Garden Route makes it easily accessible from incoming highways for a last stop on your Garden Route travel itinerary. Twice daily game drives at Gorah Elephant Camp are skilfully led by masterful game rangers.  Besides Africa’s big grey giants being the star of the safari show, you will also have plenty of opportunities to witness the magnificent Big 5 including lion and black rhino. Expert rangers at Gorah Elephant Camp deliver a personal experience providing you with fantastic photographic opportunities as you further uncover warthog, kudu, zebra, a variety of antelope, and the flightless dung beetle, unique to the area.  These exceptional game drives also offer you a breath-taking moment to absorb astounding scenery as you sip sundowners while watching the African sky turn to hues of golden orange at dusk.

 

The opulent colonial-style lodge at Gorah Elephant Camp lies in a tranquil setting transporting its guests back to an authentically romantic 1900’s African safari expedition. The intimate reserve, boasting modern sophistication intertwined with sentimental elegance hosts only 22 guests in 11 private tented suites. With solar-powered lighting and private viewing decks over panoramic views of savannah plains, guest privacy and environmental consciousness lie at the forefront of the Gorah offering. Warm hospitality and superb cuisine make for an extravagant experience. Lunch and high tea are served daily in the manor house and three-course dinners are held in a cozy candlelit dining room. The outdoor Boma entices guests with a large open fire and gourmet barbeques under a canopy of twinkling skies.  When you aren’t out exploring the wild, enjoy the lodges serene atmosphere, where you can soak in the sun and refreshing pool waters or relax on the manor deck overlooking a watering hole and magnificent landscapes.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Swimming pool
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Bushwalks
  • Community visits

Highlights

  • 5-star luxury
  • Superior game drives
  • Home to the Big 5
  • Intimate & secluded setting
  • Only hosts 22 guests
  • Large elephant colony

Closest airport

Port Elizabeth International Airport – 85km

Children policy

Children 12 years and over are welcome at Gorah. More Details

  • Children 12 -14 sharing with parents pay approximately 20% of the adult sharing rate
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Included

Luxury tented accommodation, 2 x game drives daily, high-tea, meals, complimentary sundowners on game drives, and a complimentary in-room mini-bar.

Excluded

Drinks, additional activities, and transfers are excluded.

Seasons

Low: 01 May – 31 September

High: 01 August – 17 December

& 01 March  – 30 April

Peak: 18 December – 28 February

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% – 75% (season depending) is applicable

Accommodation Options

Tented Luxury Suits

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

Eloquent attention to detail recalls a golden era of safari expeditions from the 1900s in stylish comfort. Gorah’s tented luxury suites are perfectly positioned with private viewing decks. Each spacious suite boasts an en-suite twin or king unit adorned with Read morethe finest comforts and charming thatched canopies. Twenty-four-hour room service is available, however, with 3 sumptuous meals daily as well as high-tea, you may likely not need it. Less

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R12 100 per per person, per night
High Season R9 965 per person, per night
Low Season R7 480 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 90-minute drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 712km from which you will take the R102 driving another 91.5km to Gorah.

 

Flying

Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.

 

Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes