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Experience world-class service at Gorah Elephant Camp

Gorah Elephant Camp is situated in the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park. It features a spacious swimming pool and an open patio offering views of the water hole. Free Wi-Fi is available. Each tented luxury suite has a private deck with panoramic views and plush interiors. It comes equipped with tea-and-coffee-making facilities and the en suite bathroom has a shower with free toiletries. Meals are served in the dining room at the colonial Gorah House and in an enclosed outdoor area around the fire, where guests can enjoy a gourmet barbecue and African cuisine. High tea is served every afternoon. For relaxation, guests can lounge around the swimming pool, or enjoy the game viewing activities such as game drives and nature walks at the lodge. Grahamstown and it’s more than 70 declared National Heritage sites is located 103 km away and Port Elizabeth is 105 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.9
Facilities
9.7
Cleanliness
9.9
Comfort
9.9
Value for money
8.8
Location
9.9
Free WiFi
8.3
High score for Addo
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Stefan
    Germany Germany
    Candle light dinner, morning wake up with sunrise kin bed, Andre‘s game drives
  • Hannah
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Incredible setting in the middle of the national park by a watering hole. The service was stellar and the atmosphere was beautiful. Lacked for nothing. You had access to roads in the national park that were closed to the general public so could...
  • Lynne
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The property was beautifully situated at a watering hole and it was lovely to sit and watch the animals coming and going. This stay was an amazing experience if you want a real treat. Every little detail was well thought and we were treated like...

Host Information

9.8
9.8
Host review score
Host review score

This exclusive safari 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. The park is malaria-free and has the Big 5. During the colonial era, the vast expanses of land, wild animals and fascinating encounters with rural tribes, led to legendary tales of Africa that have shaped history and drawn more and more visitors to this magical and mystical place. 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 cultural diversity.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English,Xhosa

Property surroundings

Restaurants
3 restaurants on site

  • Indoor Dining
    • Cuisine
      African
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan
  • Al Fresco dining
    • Cuisine
      African
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan
  • Boma Dining
    • Cuisine
      African
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan

Facilities of Gorah Elephant Camp
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 restaurants
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Landmark view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Game drives
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Concierge service
    • Executive lounge access
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    General
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free!
    • Open all year
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Fence around pool
    Wellness
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    Languages spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Xhosa

    Property practice

    This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

    Gorah Elephant Camp takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 14:00 to 17:00

    Check-out

    From 10:00 to 11:00

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Gorah Elephant Camp accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    FAQs about Gorah Elephant Camp

    • Guests staying at Gorah Elephant Camp can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Buffet
      • À la carte

    • Gorah Elephant Camp has 3 restaurants:

      • Boma Dining
      • Indoor Dining
      • Al Fresco dining

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Gorah Elephant Camp is 5 miles from the centre of Addo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Gorah Elephant Camp may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Gorah Elephant Camp offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Walking tours
      • Swimming Pool
      • Themed dinner nights
      • Game drives

    • Check-in at Gorah Elephant Camp is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.