Gorah Elephant Camp

Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

A private concession within the main section of Addo, this picturesque colonial-themed camp has accommodations in spacious, luxurious safari tents with thick thatch canopies and furnished in antiques from the colonial era. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with shower and a private deck with uninterrupted views. The lodge itself is a gracious old farmhouse with an interesting history dating all the way back to 1856. The whole camp is completely unfenced and overlooks a waterhole, so it's possible to watch elephants, buffalo, and other animals from your lunch table or the veranda, while you may be woken at night by the sound of marauding lions and hyenas passing close to the tents. Everything at Gorah is understated yet seriously stylish, including the swimming-pool area, and the cuisine and service are outstanding. Dinner is served by romantic candlelight, either on the veranda or in the splendid dining room. The camp is run partly on solar power and partly by a generator at certain times of day, so wifi is not accessible at all times and only in the main lodge building. The lodge operates two game drives a day within the private concession area and the rest of Addo.

PROS

  • the food and service are top-notch
  • guests are not required to sit together at meals
  • the location and colonial style are special

CONS

  • rooms don't have bathtubs
  • rooms can get cold at night in winter
  • you often have to leave the private concession area to find the best game

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Historical
Intimate
Remote
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 044-501–1111

HOTEL DETAILS

11 tents
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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