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Gorah Elephant Camp

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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.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

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.


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
  • Housekeeping service
  • Porters
  • Safari drives
  • 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.


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.


The Gate, Waiting Room & Guest Parking

A comfortable waiting room can be found at the private gate to facilitate orientation as well as check-in.   The car park for guests is at the lodge inside the elephant fencing which is protected from the game by an electric fence.

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.  

Hotel Group(s)

  • Hunter Hotels Group
  • Relais & Chateaux