South African Lodges

Gorah Elephant Camp

Addo Elephant National Park
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Lodge Type

This five-star Gorah Elephant safari camp offers guests luxurious, tented accommodation, an excellent tradition of service excellence and fine dining in a highly romantic environment. The camp is at the heart of the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape, in a setting overlooking the plains that are reminiscent of a past era.

Addo is most notable for the vast herds of the worlds largest terrestrial mammal. Aside from the abundant elephant, guest may also encounter all the other members of the Big Five, as well as a diverse range of antelope and other game species.  The reserve has various habitats and supports hundreds of different bird species.

The Gorah has 11 stylish tented suites that sit under thatched canopies. Each one is discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and enjoy views of the expansive savannah.  The suites are furnished with a reminiscent of the colonial safari era and are a space of absolute luxury and sublime relaxation.

Tented Suite features include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Sitting area
  • Viewing deck
  • Solar lighting
  • Ceiling fans
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer and safe
  • Bathrobe and slippers.


  • Reception
  • Dining venue and bar
  • Welcoming lounge
  • Library
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop.


Thrilling wildlife encountered on game drives and guided walking safaris through the untamed African bush make for an unforgettable experience during a stay at the Gorah Elephant Camp. There is also:

  •  24-hour reception
  •  24-hour room service
  •  Housekeeping
  •  Game drives
  •  Guided walks
  •  Wedding services
  •  Concierge
  •  Laundry service
  •  Wi-Fi in public areas
  •  Airport transfers.

The exclusive Gorah Elephant Camp is suitable for small corporate gathering and business incentives.  With luxurious facilities and very attentive service, you can be assured that the team at the lodge will do all they can to ensure that your event takes place with no hassles and is memorable for both the setting and the ambience conducive to both relaxation and productivity.


With arguably one of the best elephant viewing in South Africa, the malaria-free Addo Park is also home to many other animals including the Cape Buffalo, the endangered Black Rhino, as well as an incredible abundance of colourful birdlife.

Activities & Leisure Facilities

Gorah guests staying at the five-star camp in the Addo National Park in South Africa enjoy the convenience of the lodge's facilities combined with the exciting activities which are on offer such as:

  • Guided game drives with professional rangers
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Relaxing
  • Swimming pool
  • Sundeck
  • Lounge and library
  • Boma
  • Viewing deck.

Below detailed information about the Gorah Elephant Camp is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck


Dining at the Gorah Elephant Camp

Dinner at the Gorah Elephant Camp in the Eastern Cape is a delightful affair for guests. The soft candle lit dining venues with warm fires and paraffin lanterns create romance during the winter months while open veranda doors invite the cool evening breeze in the summer.

Exceptional estate wines complement sumptuous five-course meals.  Decadent desserts provide the perfect ending to the freshly prepared meals.  Special dietary requirements are also available for if guests if they wish.

Game viewing

The Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa is a sanctuary which is home to over 450 elephants, lions, Cape buffaloes, black rhinos, various antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle.  Guests staying at the Gorah Elephant Camp enjoy close encounters with Africa's wildlife on thrilling safaris which are accompanied by professional guides.

Mountain biking

Mountain bike trails outside of the Addo National Park await the active guests at the Gorah Elephant Camp.  Mountain bike tours with guides are available.

Bird watching

The Gorah concession in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is home to a variety of different vegetation types which is the reason for this area abundant birdlife.

In the subtropical thicket of the Gorah concession, guests can observe the Cape Robin as well as chats, Karoo scrub robins, a bar-throated apalis and the lucky ones even a Knysna woodpecker or a Rufous-breasted wryneck.

On the plains areas at the Gorah Elephant Camp in the Addo Elephant National Park enthusiastic bird watchers have the chance to observe a Cape Longclaw, Denham’s Bustard, Rufous-naped lark, secretary birds and common quails which are hunting snakes and small rodents.
Other colourful birds which are home in this region are:

  •     amethyst sunbirds
  •     malachite sunbirds
  •     greater double collared sunbirds
  •     chestnut-vented tit-babblers
  •     jackal buzzard
  •     black harrier
  •     booted eagle
  •     blue cranes
  •     Knysna Turaco
  •     brown hooded kingfishers.
Swimming and relaxing

The swimming pool, as well as the recreational area, provide a perfect place where guests can relax during the warm and sunny afternoon.  Guests are welcome to relax simply on the outside sun decks and in the shade of Gorah House’s patios.

  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Library
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call
Children Policy
  • Children of 10 years and older are welcome to stay at the Gorah Elephant Camp in South Africa's Eastern Cape.  

    Children who share a tented suite at the Gorah Elephant Camp with their parents are accommodated on luxury stretchers.  A maximum of two kids under the age of 16 can share the rooms.

Social Responsibility
  • Langebos Creche Community Project

    The Langbos Squatter Community Creche in Addo, South Africa, was established in January 2006 and in just a year a vegetable garden was set up followed by a soup kitchen for the entire community.

Available Rooms

Tented Suite

# Rooms:

The eleven luxury tented suites at the Gorah Elephant Camp in the Eastern Cape are sheltered beneath thatched canopies.  These unique tented suites are spacious and comfortable, reflecting the safari era in the early 1900s.

Each luxury tent at the Gorah Elephant Camp, South Africa, features an en-suite bathroom with shower, a lounge as well as a private deck from where scenic views across the African savannah plains can be admired. Additional facilities include ceiling fans, solar-powered lights and in-camp communication between the Main House of Gorah and its surrounding tents.

Gorah Elephant Camp Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for 4 nights at the Gorah Elephant Camp for travel 1 May - 31 July 2019, and only pay for 3 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury Accommodation in Tented Suites
  • All meals
  • Games drives

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 31 July 2019
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a stay of 4 nights or longer

Stay for 7 nights at Gorah Elephant Camp for travel 1 May - 31 July 2019, and only pay for 5 nights. Receive two free nights.

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury Accommodation in Tented Suites
  • All meals
  • Games drives

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 31 July 2019
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a stay of 7 nights or longer

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I had a great time at Gorah Camp, enjoyed my suite and also the lazy colonial verandas that spill out onto the African plains.

I must say I had a great time and really enjoyed the personalised, warm and unobtrusive service with meticulous attention to detail.





I just enjoyed the romantic atmosphere of the spacious and luxurious tented suites at Gorah Camp.

Had one of the most beautiful diniers by candle-light in the elegant dining room.

Great Lodge, had a memorable stay.

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.508895

Longitude: 25.800860


The beautiful 5 000 hectare private concession nestles deep in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park, about 70km north-east of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The nearest centre to the Gorah Elephant Camp with a major airport is Port Elizabeth.

By Road:
-Travel east on the N2 from Port Elizabeth.
- Do not take the R335 to Addo. Bypass Colchester, continuing on the N2 (which becomes the N10) towards Paterson and Cradock.
- 4km after this intersection turn left at the Gorah Elephant Camp information sign into the Addo Heights Road (gravel) and continue for 9km.
-The Gorah Gate will be on your right.

Star Rating

5 Star


The Addo Elephant National Park lodge was awarded the highly coveted Relais & Chateaux "Welcome Trophy" by the President of Relais & Chateaux, Jaume Tapies. 

The Welcome Trophy is awarded annually to a property which has distinguished itself through the high quality of its welcome and service to guests.  

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