|The incomparable thrill of quietly observing a passing herd of elephant while being served tea on the verandah of a stately Colonial manor house is the stuff of dreams and legends - at Gorah itís an everyday occurrence. This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safari of centuries past - the awesome natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure. Gorah is a member of Relais & Chateaux |
Attractions / Things to do
|The Gorah House|
Two dining rooms with views of the Addo plains offer a unique cuisine experience, while the two lounges allow for absolute relaxation each with a fire place and heaters placed in corners of the patio area for those colder winter nights or cooler summer evenings. A library with a classic collection of books all donated by guests all over the world to Gorah, are available for absolute reading pleasure. Various sun decks, porches, one with a waterhole in the front of the main porch and patios complete the tranquillity of the lodge, while a Curio shop caters for exclusive Gorah gifts.
The Boma Area
Relax in the main boma area at the swimming pool and sun tanning decks while escaping from the hot summer sun. Various outdoor dining and cooking facilities will also enhance a superb dining experience at Gorah
The Gate & Waiting Room & Guest Parking
A luxury waiting room is situated at the Gorah private gate to facilitate orientation, and check-in. Guest car park is located at the lodge inside the elephant fencing and is protected from game by an electric fence.
Game Viewing Vehicles
3 game viewing land rovers with qualified rangers and guides are available at all times, however guest may, at a fee also request a private vehicle. Gorah will also facilitate vehicles for exclusive photographic opportunities on request, complete with an expert guide.
Experience the alfresco dining area where a log fire crackles and you listen to the sounds of the night under a canopy of stars, or a more elegant candle-lit dinner in the dining room, always filled with the thoughtful touches of attentive staff and superb dishes of fine-dining fare with an African twist accompanied with the best South African wines.
Guided Bush Walks
Enjoy bush walks, horseback riding trails and open vehicle game drives with qualified rangers and guides, or a simply laze at the poolside with a novel from the library, this new and exciting game experience perfectly compliments your Garden Route adventure.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the lodge
|Services / Facilities|
|Laundry, Full Board with local drinks included, Main swimming pool area.|
Getting in touch with nature with the peace of mind that qualified rangers and guides will accompany you on exciting activities such as Game Drives, Horse Riding, Walking Trails and Mountain Bike Trails.
Shark cage diving and Whale watching can be arranged from the lodge as well as other activities in the Sunday Valley's area.
|Rates from R4995 - per person sharing, maximum two children sharing per unit - includes Accommodation, meals and game drives and include VAT, all Government taxes and Park levies. |
|The 5 000 hectare private concession is located deep in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park, 70km north-east of the Eastern Cape coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the nearest centre with a major airport. |
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.
By Air: Charter flights are available from all major centres, including Plettenberg Bay, with a twenty minute transfer between the landing strip and the Lodge. There are also frequent scheduled flights directly into Port Elizabeth from all major centres in South Africa. Both rental car and road transfers are readily available for the 70km drive from the airport to Gorah.
Gorah is 300km (3 hours by car) from its sister hotels, Hunterís Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge, and a 2 hour 20 minute flight from Marataba, making the option of a package holiday exceptionally viable and attractive.