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Gorah Elephant Camp
Why we like it
- An unforgettable big five game experience in the malaria free Eastern Cape
- Stay in elegant canvas tents, styled from a bygone era
- Excellent guides will make the Addo national Park come to life
- An utterly romantic camp perfect for honeymoon couples
- Well located, Gorah is great to combine with any Garden Route itinerary and only 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth airport
One of the most magical experiences at Gorah is to sit at the waterhole and wait as the animals come to drink, splash and play - you will be mesmerized for hours.
Joanne Swinton dealt with us and our holiday with endless good humour and patience. Her suggestions were perfect and we all had a magical time. She really knew her "stuff". She even organised a car and driver for our first full day in Dar es Salaam which was a kindness beyond any duty. She arranged for our unaccompanied children to be chaperoned through all the airports, and for my husband and me to be taken care of too.
- BM, Inverness
Gorah Elephant Camp was the first 'Big Five' private concession to be built within a National Park. It is set in the heart of the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park. As well as lion, cape buffalo and black rhino it is also home to large concentrations of elephant. Designed in the colonial style of the golden days of safari, 11 luxury tented suites are spacious and offer complete comfort for the weary traveller. Elegantly furnished with a blend of campaign furniture and sumptuous softs, the Gorah experience is second to none.
The dining experience at Gorah is exceptional. Superb cuisine is served on the verandas overlooking the waterhole or from the traditional boma area. At night dinner is by candle-light in the elegant dining room of the main house. You can explore the park with experienced rangers in open vehicles, by foot or on horse back.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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