The Lodge

Embark on a noble safari to an outpost of tented romance. Gorah is a premier camp set in the malaria-free Addo National Park, home to the densest elephant population on earth. Restored to its 19th century Colonial splendour and period furnished, the main accommodation reflects opulence and delivers the meticulous service characteristic of Hunter’s properties. The 10 luxury tented suites are a haven in the wilderness. Elephant encounters at matchlessly close range and priceless wildlife viewing will complement your Garden Route African safari adventure.

The Addo Elephant National Park is situated 72km north of Port Elizabeth near the Zuurberg Range in the dense, indigenous bush area of the Sunday’s River Valley. The Park was proclaimed in 1931 to preserve the last survivors of once numerous herds of elephants in the eastern cape that were hunted almost to extinction. The park is 12126 ha of gently undulating valley and is fenced.

Accommodation at Gorah

  • 10 luxury tents with thatched canopies
  • King or twin beds, sitting area, en-suite bathroom with shower
  • Private deck with exceptional views of the savannah plains of The Addo Elephant National Park.
  • Solar-powered lights
  • Ceiling fans
  • Safety deposit box.
  • Complimentary sherry and reading material of interest
  • Child Policy at Gorah

    Although very few game lodges in South Africa accommodate children under 6 and 12 years of age and even fewer under 6 years of age, we realise the importance of catering for guests who have young children as well as the enormous benefit that these little people derive from a bush experience. We therefore accept children of all ages at Gorah.

    There are however limitations that we ask you to appreciate to enable us to continue to accommodate our little guests and facilitate a comfortable experience for all our other in-house guests. There are also certain physical limitations on the side of children which has been taken into account.

    We therefore only accommodate children six years and older on the “adult” drives. Children under 12 years of age are also, however, encouraged to go on the children’s safari and programme rather than on the “adult” drives. The adult drives are up to 4 hours long, which is too long for small children, so kiddies drives will be limited to 1 hour or 1 ½ hours. On the children’s safari drive the ranger will avoid potential danger situations by not approaching too closely either elephant, buffalo or black rhino, and concentrate rather on the antelope and smaller game. Any children under 12 on any drives must be accompanied by at least one of their parents.

    The Children’s (under 6 years) safari programme is as follows:
    07:15 Morning Game Drive
    08:45 Breakfast
    10:00 Swim, play and bush school
    13:00 Lunch
    15:30 Afternoon Game Drive
    18:00 Children’s Dinner
    19:30 Children’s Bedtime

    Wildlife at Addo

    Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape is the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, safe from relentless persecution, leviathans of bush now roam in peace. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 200 elephants, buffalo, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.