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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Spent two nights here. From the drive through the gates you are immersed in wildlife. Zebras and Red Hartebees greet you as you make the 30 min dirt road journey to the camp. The staff are super friendly and the rangers are top notch folk. You litter ally cannot get any closer to wildlife. The food was tasty and well... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We recently spent 4 weeks in south Africa and did 3 separate game reserves and this one stood out as the best in my opinion. From the minute we arrived we were greeted by the manager Mark who is a true professional along with the rest of the staff. I happened to mention I get travel sick so he had... More 

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

Dear eje480 it was such a pleasure having you folks stay with us and we are just glad we got to show you our little slice of the Bush. Thanks so much for sharing with the our readers your experience. We do hope to see you again in the not to distant future to experience Gorah's charm. I will definitely... More 

Montana
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135 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Gorah, a private camp in Addo Elephant National Park, and we loved it. From our arrival at Gorah's private gate we were greeted by staff who knew our names & acted like we were the only guests they'd been waiting for. The main lodge is comfortable, interesting, and overlooks a waterhole. We watched zebra, warthogs,... More 

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

Dear Jawms Thank you ever so much for taking the time to share with everyone your experience here at Gorah. Glad to hear you are home safe and sound and hopefully warming up a little. We did manage to attend to the shower on your suggestion :) so thanks so much for that. I will definitely pass on your praise... More 

Franschhoek
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44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Following a fabulous stay at Gorah last year with my father, I was really keen to introduce my husband to this special, special place, for his birthday. It certainly didn't disappoint. Gorahs charm is from the second you arrive you're greeted like family by Mark and on this visit Cindy. With only 11 luxury tented suites, situated in the middle... More 

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

Dear Sue and Sjaak A It is always humbling when folks like yourself come back and the love for Gorah is so strong and deep. We are so glad that we could share Gorah with the both of you. Again thanks so much for sharing with the rest of our readers your experience and love for Gorah. See you soon.... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This was the perfect end to our trip to South Africa. Never having been on a safari we didn't know what to expect but this could not have been better. This safari was the real deal and our guide Stuart made it all the more memorable. The accommodation was wonderful in the luxury tents and in the evenings sitting in... More 

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

Dear Raymond and Jennifer We are so glad that we managed to make your first Safari experience a memorable and enjoyable. We are so glad that the staff looked after you and furthered the experience. We do hope that Gorah gets to see you again. Yours the Gorah Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

A really special location and very exclusive right in the centre of Addo Elephant Park. Only 12 luxury tents so very few guests and service was personal. It's very expensive (c.£750 per night for 2 people) so I'm questioning the overall value. Food was ok: dinner was a great Brai in a nice setting seated around an open fire pit... More 

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

Dear Markwilliams 1 Thanks for sharing with our readers, having the 11 tents does indeed provide a good degree of privacy and personalized service which i am glad the staff brought to you. Again thanks for sharing your thoughts and as we value our guests input we will indeed look into the areas that you raised. Take care. Yours the... More 

Rotorua
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2016

From the first greeting at the gate, through every event all through each day to being escorted to your tent room at night, the staff family are surperb. The fact that the lodge is in an idyllic situation, candle power only at times and a well used water hole just in front of the stoep make the whole camp like... More 

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

Dear Bob L We are so glad that Gorah has shared her magic with you and she has made herself part of your heart. We are indeed fortunate to call it our home and are overjoyed when folks fall in love with it like yourself. I will pass on your compliments to Mike. Yours the Gorah Family More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

"Luxury tent" doesn't really capture the accommodation standard - it was amazing with lots of special touches. The service in camp was excellent, and the game drives very well done - informative and many good sightings.

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

Dear Jane G Thanks for coming to stay and indeed it is camping at a new level, Glamping as we loving refer to it.. Glamorous camping. Safe travels Yours the Gorah Family More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

If you are on the fence about whether to stay here or not then bite the bullet and make the booking...this place is incredible. As we were in the area, my dad and I booked a night here after being recommended by a family member. I wish we had been able to stay for a week. The tents and house... More 

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

Dear MooJBarber We are so glad that Gorah has captured you with her beauty and charm. Words cannot describe it. We are so grateful for sharing with our readers your experience and memories. We do hope that Gorah gets to see you again soon. Yours the Gorah Team More 

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136 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Gorah for two nights and enjoyed our stay very much. Especially the knowledgeable and very friendly guide(Ryan) gave our visit an extra dimension. In one word we loved his explanations during the four drives. All staff are very supportive and friendly. We thought that a minor point was that the variation of animals present at Addo and/or... 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: $1,038 - $1,676 (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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