Gorah Elephant Camp

Gorah Elephant Camp

*****

Around Gorah Elephant Camp, warthog families ferret for food, while dazzles of zebra trot past tortoises to reach the waterhole. Embraced by the wilderness of Addo National Park, this luxury safari lodge merges Victorian colonial style with modern creature comforts.

Highlights:

  • All-inclusive luxury safari camp

Smith extra

A bottle of wine from their cellar and romantic evening turn-down service

In the know

Also need to know:

Non-smoking tents can be arranged if required. There are walking trails around the camp, and, for an extra charge, horse-riding or mountain biking are an option for those who don’t want to get too relaxed. Electricity is sporadic: charge all electrical appliances fully before arrival. Girls, take a good support bra for the bumpy game drives.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

‘I don’t do tents,’ are Mr Smith’s first words on hearing about this Mrs Smith's South African reviewing stint idea. ‘But it’s glamping,’ I protest, adding in a small voice, ‘Er, you know, glamorous camping!’ I can see he is far from keen. 'Never were there more polar-opposite words,' he sighs, 'Let alone the creation of such an oxymoronic new verb.'

Silly Mr Smith. So it comes to pass that I arrive at Gorah Elephant Camp with Madam Smith. Not quite the romantic African safari weekend break à la Wills and Kate that I’d had in mind, but nevertheless, Madam and I are beside ourselves with ex

Accommodation details

Address:

P.O. Box 454, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route & Winelands, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
Garden Route & Winelands
South Africa

Location:

355.2 mi / 572.9 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Pool
  • Internet services
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

The candlelit dining room is an elegant snapshot of Victorian yesteryear. The varied three-course set menu boasts a variety of cuisines but all food is locally sourced and prepared on site. Attentive silver-service adds to the aristocratic ambiance.

Top table:

For a more authentic African experience, take a seat on the veranda and dine overlooking the waterhole. Listen to the soothing sounds of the bush and watch elephants quenching their thirst while you sip champagne.

Last orders:

Dinner is served 7.30–9pm, with other meals provided throughout the day. Food and drink can be provided for guests at any time.

Hotel bar:

Tents come complete with crystal decanters of sherry and staff deliver creamy Amarula liqueurs as nightcaps, but a wide range of drinks are also available in all parts of the hotel, from brandy in the library to fresh lemonade by the pool.

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