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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sivakami69 Turnhout, Belgium
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Turnhout, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location, very luxurious tents, and an unforgettable experience, especially unique due to the waterhole, at which several different animals came to drink, including elephants and hyena. However, we expected much more of a Chateau et Relais property. We visited in April on a relatively cold day. After the morning game drive (hot water bottles were provided, greatly appreciated), we... More 

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

Dear Sivakami69 Thanks for taking the time to write about your stay with us here at the lodge. I am truly appalled at the service and hospitality you say was shown to you and your family. We pride ourselves in making people feel at home and that we didnt i must apologize. The staff try to maximize the chances in... More 

london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot emphasise enough how incredible Gorah Elephant Camp is. It's without a doubt the most special place we've ever stayed. We had an incredible 2 nights/3 days there and reallt didn't want to leave - everything about our stay was perfect. The staff were amazing, the food was some of the best we've ever had and the accommodation was... More 

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

Dear Claire P Thanks ever so much for sharing with our readers your experience with us at Gorah. We are so happy that Gorah has enraptured you with her charm and warmth. I am glad the staff looked after you and you enjoyed everything here. We do look forward to having you back as you are now part of the... More 

LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I just stayed at Gorah for 3 days. An unforgettable experience. Great accommodations, attentive staff and picturesque setting (e.g., when I arrived a herd of elephants were visiting the watering hole just in front of the lodge). It is located on "private" land in the heart of the park; a rarity for most camps. The guide was extremely deep in... More 

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

Dear Lotsofhotelstays LA Thanks ever so much for taking the time out to write about Gorah, and glad your flights all worked out in the end. We are extremely happy to hear that Gorah shared her charm and beauty with you. I am thrilled the staff added to your stay and i will pass on your comments to the staff.... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I spent two nights at Gorah Elephant Camp in early May and thoroughly enjoyed my stay... The Camp is a private concession within the Addo Elephant Park, which means that you have the benefits of exploring the park while at the same time (when on drive with your ranger) driving through the "back roads" and enjoying the feelings of wilderness... More 

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

Dear Jean-Francois M Thank you for sharing with our readers your experience with us here at Gorah. It is always a pleasure to hear from folks that appreciate the wilderness and her beauty and we say thanks to you for that. I will definitely pass on your thanks and messages to the staff. Again thanks for taking the time to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our "tent" was beautifully furnished and comfortable with a good view of the waterhole in front of the lodge. The lodge where meals were served and where one could relax with a superb view of the waterhole was attractive and comfortable. Food was of a high standard and service was good. However, Addo is not the Kruger Park and had... More 

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

Dear Christine V Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience with us here at Gorah. We are very happy that you did end up with a memorable experience and that Gorah captured you with her charm. We appreciate the point you made about Addo being different from the other Parks. No Malaria being a big one, Our... More 

Marly-le-Roi, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You definetely have to stay more than one night in this beautiful camp ! Staff is very attentive and friendly. Location is exceptionnal even though you know that is the reason why we went there in the first place. The experience of a night in the tent lodge is one to remember. It has all the confort needed and small... More 

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

Dear 4 Happy Children Thanks ever so much for taking the time to tell our readers about your stay and about Gorah. Thanks so much for the compliments on the staff and their attentiveness, i will most definitely pass it on. Your idea of the Expresso machine is fantastic but due to the fact of us only having electrical power... More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Gorah is a special place! It starts and ends with the wildlife. It is all around the camp. We had breakfast with lions and hyenas, lunches with elephants and buffalo and a late night visit by a Black Rhino! Our safaris were great and our guide Michael was wonderful, gladly answering every question. The food, the staff, the service and... More 

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

Dear Walter J Thanks so much for letting the readers know about Gorah. We are so glad you managed to enjoy the proximity of the animals during your stay. I am glad that Gorah has made such an impression, and your sightings and touches were enjoyed. I will pass on to Michael your compliments for his attention. Safe travels and... More 

Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Absolutely fabulous experience from start to finish. On entering the Park and on our way to the 'camp' we met so many animals in their natural environment - even a very large elephant on whom we had to wait until he finished his 'toilet' in the middle of the road and then with a disdainful look headed off into the... More 

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

Dear Glassan Thanks so much for taking the time to share with our readers your experience and love for our home here at Gorah. The animals sure are the Landlords and do make it entertaining at times. We are so glad your experience was a memorable one and I will make sure to pass on your compliments to Stuart and... More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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 

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