Accommodation, Eastern Cape

Gorah Elephant Camp

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Located 70 km north of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, Gorah Elephant Camp is a luxurious tented lodge with its own 5,000-hectare private concession within the famous Addo Elephant National Park. The property is a member of the Relais & Chateaux chain and accordingly provides excellent service for its lucky guests.

Accommodation is in spacious, comfortable tented rooms raised off the ground and under thatched roofs. The tents are open plan with a separate attached bathroom with shower only at the back. There are four-poster beds with mosquito nets, seating and a patio as well as ceiling fans, safety deposit box, telephone, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries, slippers and bathrobes.

The main building at Gorah Elephant Camp is an elegant colonial farmhouse dating back to 1856. It offers ample space for relaxing including a lounge and shaded patio overlooking a waterhole where elephant frequently gather. There is also a restaurant serving classic South African meals and a bar for drinks and light snacks.

Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary WiFi in public areas, 24-hour room service, gift shop, tea and coffee facilities and laundry service. Most stays at Gorah are fully inclusive and include all meals and soft drinks as well as game drives.

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Facilities

Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, 24-hour room service, gift shop, tea and coffee facilities, free WiFi in public areas, laundry service ceiling fans, safety deposit box, telephone, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries, slippers and bathrobes.

Local Wildlife

The Addo Elephant National Park and Gorah Private Concession are most famous for their population of elephants which occur in great numbers and can be seen on most game drives. The National Park alone is home to over 500 individuals. Other wildlife includes Cape buffalo, eland, kudu, hartebeest, Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, black-backed jackal, caracal, and a small population of reintroduced lions and highly endangered black rhino.

Addo is also home to the only flightless species of dung beetle and has some great birding opportunities: some of the highlights include blue crane, martial eagle, black korhaan, denham's bustard, secretary bird, karoo scrub robin and Cape robin chat.

Optional Activities

Game drives, guided bush walks, specialist bird watching walks, horse riding and mountain biking are also available.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our South Africa tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Leopard View was fantastic. The guide did his upmost for us and the rest of the game viewing was great. We saw everything that we wanted to see.

Mr RA - Basingstoke