Gorah Elephant Camp
- Style Bastion of imperial glamour
- Setting Stunning South African savannah
Around Gorah Elephant Camp, warthog families ferret for food, while dazzles of zebra trot past tortoises to reach the waterhole. Embraced by the wilderness of Addo National Park, this luxury safari lodge merges Victorian colonial style with modern creature comforts.
Need to know
- Rooms 11.
- Rates Double rooms from $678.36 (ZAR7,009), excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of ZAR5.00 per person per night on check-out and an additional resort fee of ZAR50.00 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include meals and game drives.
- Facilities Valet parking, room service, library, outdoor swimming pool, barbecue, gardens, Charlotte Rhys toiletries.
- Check–out Midday.
Children Not suitable for children under the age of 10. Extra beds in adult tents can be provided for eight to 15-year-olds at half-price. Packed lunches are available on request.
- Also Non-smoking tents can be arranged if required.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Each of the 11 tented lodges in Ian Hunter’s hotel is identical, with huge canopied double beds, jaw-dropping views and attention paid to every luxurious detail. The enormous showers have double-heads, offering sun-heated rainwater and a solar-powered jet spray. None of the rooms has any electrical appliances – the hotel is strictly an electrics-free zone.
- Packing tips A camera and camcorder are necessary additions to the kitbag to capture the postcard-perfect panoramas and abundant wildlife. Lions, leopard, buffalo, ostrich and antelope – not forgetting the elephants that make Addo famous – all roam nearby.
- Also There are walking trails around the camp, and, for an extra charge, horse-riding or mountain biking are an option for those who don’t want to get too relaxed. Electricity is sporadic: charge all electrical appliances fully before arrival. Girls, take a good support bra for the bumpy game drives.
Food and drink at Gorah Elephant Camp
- Hotel restaurant The candlelit dining room is an elegant snapshot of Victorian yesteryear. The varied three-course set menu boasts a variety of cuisines but all food is locally sourced and prepared on site. Attentive silver-service adds to the aristocratic ambiance.
- Dress code Shorts and sunhats are of course permitted, but the period grandeur of the dining room would seem to require something a little snazzier.
- Top table For a more authentic African experience, take a seat on the veranda and dine overlooking the waterhole. Listen to the soothing sounds of the bush and watch elephants quenching their thirst while you sip champagne.
- Last orders Dinner is served 7.30–9pm, with other meals provided throughout the day. Food and drink can be provided for guests at any time.
- Hotel bar Tents come complete with crystal decanters of sherry and staff deliver creamy Amarula liqueurs as nightcaps, but a wide range of drinks are also available in all parts of the hotel, from brandy in the library to fresh lemonade by the pool.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details