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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We have just returned from our honeymoon in South Africa. We spent 4 days at the Gorah Elephant Camp and enjoyed a very memorable holiday in the very capable hands of Ross and his team. All the staff were so friendly, and the chefs did an excellent job of managing our dietary requirements. We have never eaten as much in...

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in May 2013 as part of our honeymoon. This was the more expensive of the safari options in SA, but I'm so glad we went the extra mile to stay here. It is a truly captivating experience, and has left us with memories that will last a lifetime. To say you are in the middle...

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2Thank AJ402
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2013

The first evening game drive, you come back into the camp and against the darkness and sounds of buffalo grunting and grazing, you see these beautiful candle lit luxury tents. You are then invited into the lodge where you can warm yourself by a fire in a beautiful library with wine or cocktails. Beyond anything I expected and this was...

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2Thank CamMonahan
London
Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stayed for two nights and this was our "splurge" on a six week trip of SA which thankfully completely lived up to expectations. The setting of the camp is absolutely stunning and from the second you check in at the gate and embark on the 30min bumpy drive through the reserve, you know you are trying somewhere special. We...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Gorah for two nights and loved it. Seeing elephants and warthogs on the journey made the difficult drive there more fun! We were warmly welcomed to the lodge and the service from that point onwards was personal and friendly. The games drives were great, Francois our guide made them both fun and informative and we saw some...

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2Thank Katie M
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 May 2013

wonderfull welcome, very flexible with meals: we arrived after lunchtime but that was no problem at all, they made us a very nice lunch. And they granted all our personal wishes, really fantastic. The beds were made twice a day, during the daytime witch beautifull blankets and pillows, in the evening ready to go to sleep. They put on the...

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1Thank Linda188582
Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Unlike many other accommodations in-and-around South African national parks, Gorah Elephant Camp is relatively unique in the country wherein you are not fenced off from the park animals. That's correct, there is no electric or game fence between you and the multitude of animals that roam the grounds around this concession. And, that is a big plus in our book....

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Herts
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Travelling up to Gorah in the pouring rain along a potholed gravel road seemed like a never ending journey, and was the warm up for our two night finale to our Garden route trip. Fortunately we were asked to leave our car up near the main gate of the camp as we would never have managed the second half of...

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Bolton
Reviewed 19 April 2013

The Gorah experience is unforgettable ! We spent three nights here ( sleepless), and thought it was a great place to be so close to the animals.We were greeted with hot towels to clean our hands and sat down with tea discussing our stay and at the same time watching the warthog and zebra at the watering hole.All the many...

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2013

The Gorah experience is designed to get you living with the animals. The tents (grand canvass homes with thatched roofs) give you a real feel of 'glamping' , close up with nature. There are no fences so at night you can hear the animals at times right outside your tent. We heard an elephant one night!! The accommodation is grand...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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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: $1,074 - $1,721 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Gorah Elephant Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“It is only 11 tents and they are all the same great standard”
 of 5 bubbles 775eval, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all great rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles AletaGibson, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All tents/cabins have excellent views of the park and wildlife”
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 of 5 bubbles H8207CFdavidl, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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