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Crowborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location, surrounded by animals all in a natural habitat. What really makes this place is the staff, who are fabulous. If you want to see nature up close and then return to some luxury surroundings in the middle of no where, eat dinner by candle light and sleep in a luxury tent listening to the animals and birds then... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Gorah for one night before driving the garden route to Cape Town and it was fabulous. From the moment we arrived we felt completely relaxed. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The room (tent 11) was fantastic - right on the end so very private. The drinks cabinet and sherry in the room was a lovely touch... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do it if only once in your life. Took the luxury tent for a few nights and wow, not really camping but hey. Treated to a big bull elephant sticking his head into the main dining room on our arrival and it got better. It was absolutely freezing at night time but the staff put hot water bottles in our... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Adrian, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at Gorah! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay despite the colder weather! What a treat to experience the wildlife up close and personal! Thank you for complimenting on our staff and the quality of our meals. I hope you will visit us again!... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you only do one safari in your lifetime let it be Gorah. No it doesn't have some animals such as giraffes, you'll be wearing creased clothes, having bad hair days and only have wifi in the main lodge but trust me having spent two glorious days there, non of that will matter and we did combine it with a... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Abigail, Thank you so very much for your heartfelt & lovely review on Trip Advisor! I'm delighted to read that you had a great time with us, and that you have enjoyed the amazing wildlife, both around the lodge and on game drives. What an amazing encounter with the lionesses and buffalo! Thank you for complimenting our staff and... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My partner & I recently returned to Gorah to pick up my heart, which I had left there last year. Our visit was as special, if not more so, than our previous one! The Gorah family staff, accommodation & lodge are brilliant, nothing too much trouble & of an impeccable standard. A huge thank you to our game driver, Stewart,... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dearest Jan & Iain, Thank you so much for your lovely review after your return visit to Gorah! I'm sincerely happy to read that you have enjoyed the stay, the location of the lodge, the food and mostly that your game viewing was a success! It is great to read you will return, and we hope it will be soon!... More 

Tahiti, French Polynesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Gorah Elephant Camp is inside Gorah National Park where there is the most concentration of elephants as well as the other big 5. It far exceeded our expectations. It is an old hunting camp and at night is lit by gas lanterns. There is a natural spring right outside the veranda where lions, elephants, zebra, meerkats wildebeest and warthogs come... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear "Etoileco", Thank you very much for your kind review after your visit to Gorah Elephant Camp! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us & that it exceeded your expectations. The waterhole in front of the lodge is such a special spot with the variety of animals it attracts. I hope you will visit us again soon! Most... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had opportunity to spend 24 hours on that camp. It was absolutely stunning. The tents are just magic, the sun rise up just in front early morning,like in fairy tales. Included 6 hours game drive with ranger 2×3 hours. Food and drinks included (high standard) Very special time. I would say just do it and you will purely enjoy it.... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Pascal, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review after your stay at Gorah Elephant Camp! I'm delighted that you had such a special time with us and that you took some unforgettable moments home with you! We hope to welcome you back soon! Most sincerely, Leandi & The Gorah Family More 

Montana
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135 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Everything about Gorah was wonderful. The luxury tents are just that - gorgeous and so comfortable. The lodge is lovely, staff attentive & accommodating, food very good, and the game drives were great. It was very rainy & cold during part of our stay but everyone made even that a fun adventure. We were given blankets, hot water bottles, rainproof... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Our thanks go out to our ranger Cornie, Cindy and the whole Gorah team for a truly magical stay. The game viewing was fantastic - so many elephants and close up viewing with lions and so many more animals out on drives and at the watering hole by the main building. We learnt so much from Cornie about the wildlife... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My wife and I stayed here for the final nights of our honeymoon. We specifically picked it because it's in the heart of Addo Elephant Park and we really wanted to see Elephants in their natural habitat. We were not disappointed! We were lucky enough to see hundreds at a watering hole in the Addo Elephant park. We even saw... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The incomparable thrill of quietly observing a passing herd of elephant while being served tea on the veranda of a stately Colonial manor house is the stuff of dreams and legends. This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safari of centuries past - the awesome natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure. Gorah is a member of Relais & Chateaux. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gorah Elephant Camp

Address: Addo Heights Road, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Addo Elephant National Park
Price Range: $1,031 - $1,651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gorah Elephant Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Each tent has a big double bed, bathroom, shower, there will not be a bad choice”
 of 5 bubbles Adrian49, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the closest tent to the farm house”
 of 5 bubbles The_Mystery_Guest_SA, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all the eleven tents are perfect and more.We were guests again after 12 years of missing a earthplaced heaven.”
 of 5 bubbles hannelorehwsteins, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles UMANGGOSSAIN, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“You can hear the wild animals outside your room, as there are no fence stopping them from human interaction”
 of 5 bubbles SamBrits, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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