Gorah Elephant Camp

Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

Gorah Elephant Camp

Gorah Elephant Camp is a luxury camp set in the grounds of a restored 19th century country house, part of a private concession of Addo Elephant National Park.

Gorah Elephant Camp is an upmarket bush camp in a private concession of Addo Elephant National Park. It has one of the best locations in the park, overlooking a busy watering hole, meaning you needn't even leave the camp to enjoy good game-viewing.

At the heart of Gorah Elephant Camp is Gorah House, a 19th-century mansion that has been carefully restored. Guests at Gorah stay in lavish tented suites, but dine and lounge in the main house. The atmosphere and decor is formal - polished silver, crystal chandeliers and dark interiors - either the height of elegance, or just staid colonial-era nostalgia, depending on your tastes.

The game-viewing experience at Gorah is about as good as it gets in Addo, with options to explore the park on foot, horseback, or by 4WD. Addo is a small park, but it has very large concentrations of game, including almost 600 elephant. Big game sightings are reliable and generally good. The rangers at Gorah are experienced and personable, and make the experience worthwhile.

As the Park is small, it's also possible to explore other areas of the Eastern Cape from Gorah, including the coast.


There's an air of nostalgia to everything at Gorah Elephant Camp, including the tented suites, which aim at 'recalling the golden era of the safari in the 1900s'. They're huge khaki canvas tents, and have been furnished with assorted trinkets and period pieces that help set the atmosphere. At the front they open out onto a private veranda overlooking the surrounding wilderness. At the back is an en-suite bathroom with shower.


Dinner is a three-course meal served by candlelight in the dining room of the 19th-century home. Pre-dinner drinks are served on the veranda overlooking the watering hole.


- Swimming pool
- Dining room and lounge
- Viewing deck
- Boma


- 4x4 game drives
- Mountain biking trails
- Walking trails
- Horse riding

There are many activities available in the local area (mostly at an additional cost):
- Helicopter trip
- Cultural, historical and agricultural tours
- Canoeing trip
- Mountain hikes
- Day visit to private reserves nearby

Child Policy

Children under the age of ten cannot be accommodated at Gorah Elephant Camp.