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Gorah Elephant Camp

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Rt N10 & Addo Heights Rd, Addo Elephant National Park 6105, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015
Barbara R Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

From the moment we arrived for our three night visit until the moment we left, the staff could not do enough for us and made us feel that we were part of the Gorah family. The personalised touches such as hand written messages left by the staff every night with hand tied chocolates were such a lovely gesture. The standard... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Barbara R Thank you so much for taking the time to write about Gorah and sharing with our readers a little of her Beauty. We are just happy you managed to enjoy Gorah and let her charm wash over you. I will definitely pass on your comments and praise to the members personally. Dont wait to long for your... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Dear Gorah -- we returned to you 12 years after our first visit with trepidation that you could not live up to our glorious memories. You did. You are not just a 5 star game lodge or another luxurious lodging experience capable of 5 star review explanation alone on a travel website. You are an experience and a place with... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Mathew F Thank you so much for sharing with our readers such a humbling review of Gorah. We are so so happy you and your family enjoyed Gorah all over again. It is we who have to thank you and your family for bringing and sharing such a passion for Life and Nature and allowing us to spoil you.... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had the most amazing time ever at Gorah Elephant camp on Friday 12th December. My husband and I along with our youngest daughter thought we had been transported back in time to days of the British hunting lodges in Africa. We were greeted by the resident large elephant as we got out of our hire car then a hostess warmly... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jenny W We are glad you made it home safe and sound and you enjoyed yourselves here with us. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone your time with us here at Gorah. We thoroughly enjoyed your families company and are just happy Africa has made such an impression on your daughter that she one day wishes to come... More 

Tahiti, French Polynesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed 3 days at Gorah. The staff were friendly, the tent fantastic, the guide was great and the animals amazing. At night it is lit with candles and lanterns. Our joke during the day was that you don't have to leave the verandah to see lions, elephants, buffalo, zebra and more!

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Etoileco Thank you for such a lovely review of Gorah. You will like to hear that the Lioness came and gave everyone an early wake up call yesterday morning. We are just so glad you enjoyed the overall experience here at Gorah. Look after yourselves Yours the Gorah Team More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You really get the 'wow' factor when you first arrive at Gorah! We couldn't believe how security conscious it was when we first arrived in the national park- our car was searched and you go through a few sets of locked gates. We received a gift bag of water with a letter at a gate telling us that we were... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Debbie M Thanks ever so much for taking the time to share your experience with our readers. It was a sad day we said our goodbyes, however we console ourselves it is see you later and not goodbye. Thank you for you most humbling compliments of the place we call home. I will make sure Cornie and the rest... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The venue is set in the middle of the Addo national park. The staff welcome you as if you are old friends and settle you into your tented lodgings overlooking the plains. Our guide Corie has a great in depth knowledge and is very passionate about the wildlife. A real insight was provided over a number of topics and was... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jazz W Thanks so much for taking the time to share with our readers your thoughts and experience. We are just grateful you enjoyed yourselves and got to see first hand what makes Gorah so special. I will pass on your thanks to the Chefs and staff who will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed. Take care Yours the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Gorah, and enjoyed every aspect of the experience. Our tent was beautifully appointed, with a suberb view of the landscape and the watering hole which we enjoyed during our daytime relaxation. The lodge was beautifully furnished with well-placed antiques, which invoke the history of the area. The food was exquisite and plentiful. The highest praise... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Wandrian95 Compliments of the Season to you and may 2015 be filled with more spectacular travels. Thanks for sharing with the readers your experience here at Gorah. Thanks so much for your humbling compliments for the staff, I will make sure they get to hear it. We do so hope that your next visit is this year :) We... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a great experience. We spent two nights at this beautiful and mystic camp which sits infront of a waterhole and attracts the wild animals. Monkeys run around the common area of the hotel. The tents are luxurious, comfortable and very romantic. In the evening you can sit on your porch, sip on some white wine or sherry and watch... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine J Thank you so much for sharing with our readers your experience at Gorah Elephant Camp. We are so glad you truly enjoyed Gorah in all her glory and splendour. The point you made about the TV is very valid, because as you mentioned it all happens right there infront of you. Thanks again for taking the time... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
22 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It seems the experience of "Officialreviewer321" below is not one that has been shared by the vast mjority of reviewers who clearly have high opinions of Gorah. We found it a wonderful experience. Leaving the car at the gate lodge our first game drive was effectively being driven through the park to the lodge. Gorah boasts a high density of... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear RoverP Thanks so much for sharing with our readers your experience and views of Goarh Elephant Camp. It was an absolute pleasure having you folks here and to top it all that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. Thanks for putting things in perspective for our readers and letting them know what to expect. We do... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This lodge was different from all others. While the tents are a bit simple (no electricity at certain times, no wifi, plastic shower that changed temperature all the time...) the main house is just as in former times, full of charm and just with candles in the evening. It is like living in the times when the settlers came to... More 

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GeneralManagerGorah, General Manager at Gorah Elephant Camp, responded to this review

Dear Maxis78 Thanks ever so much for taking the time to share with our readers your experience here at Gorah Elephant Camp. We are so happy that you experienced the feel of a bygone Era here at Gorah . The house has a definite charm about her and she does reach out and touch you. The animals are indeed the... More 

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