Google Translate

Experiences

Where nature and man meet in perfect harmony

During the colonial era, the vast expanses of land, wild animals and fascinating encounters with rural tribes, led to legendary tales of Africa that have shaped history and drawn more and more visitors to this magical and mystical place. To experience Gorah is to get a taste of this history. Discover its captivating rhythm that calls for adventure and fills your soul with an intense passion for the ever changing landscape, the majestic animals and the cultural diversity.

G-Game-Drive

Game Drives

Professionally guided drives through beautiful landscapes

Addo National Park is home to the densest population of elephants on earth, African’s largest land mammal. Guests are able to get up close to, taking in their incredible stature and grace.

Game drives at Gorah, expertly led by passionate and professional guides are a testament to the safari of old. Intrepidly searching the vast terrain for animals is the essence of the experience. The excitement of discovering Elephant, Rhino, Lion and Plains Game in their natural habitat lingers long after returning to camp.

G-Weddings

Weddings

Celebrate an “Out of Africa” wedding with us

What could be more perfect than celebrating this most special of days in the African bush? To celebrate a wedding at Gorah is a dream.

Imagine waking up as the sun rises over the hills, with its pink and orange glow slowly ebbing its way into your tent, and rising to see your beautiful white dress hung ready for you to wear on your wedding day.

The romance, elegance and sheer beauty of the Manor House with the elephants drinking at the waterhole sets the scene for a very special day. The dedicated team at Gorah are on hand to assist with every detail, from planning to the execution of all those small details on the day. They are acutely aware of how important every aspect is and will ensure that the vision of your wedding day is created to perfection.

Your weddings requirements will be tailor-made by our wedding planner to suit your specific needs. Please contact her directly by email weddings@hunterhotels.com or at our Head Office on +27 (0) 44 501 1111 to arrange a consultation.

G-Honeymoon

Honeymoons

Honeymoon romance at its best

An “Out of Africa” honeymoon is the quintessence of romance and luxury, it is what honeymoon dreams are made of. Gorah delivers on that dream from the moment you arrive, until you leave, relaxed, happy and in love.

Honeymoon couples are treated and pampered at every opportunity. A bottle of bubbly in the tent on arrival begins the celebration, secluded candlelit dinners, romantic turndowns each night – every moment is about living the dream. The team at Gorah executes this to perfection ensuring that your time spent is filled with unforgettable memories as you start your married life together.

G-Children-on-Safari

Children on Safari

Family friendly experiences for children

The heritage of Gorah is bestowed in its history, its animals and the landscape. Children staying at Gorah go on an exciting journey through time to discover the enchantment of this distinctive camp and the incredible Addo National Park.

At Gorah we create a fun environment for children. They experience what it was like to walk in the shoes of the forefathers who lived at Gorah. The guides take special care to spend time with the children on game drives or back at the camp, teaching and guiding them through the wonders of history, nature and the African bush.

Children 10+ can go on game drives

G-In-the-Area

In the Area

See what the area around Gorah has to offer

Why not take some time out and explore the area that surrounds Gorah. You’ll find exciting activities, scenic drives, quaint towns and more stories of the intrepid travellers that made the Eastern Cape their home.

Activities

Whale and Dolphin Watching, Canoeing, Cycling, Deep Sea Fishing, Scuba Diving and various sporting events such as The Iron Man Triathlon are there to enjoy. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for their next adventure are certain to find it here.

 

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s second oldest city and the commercial capital of the Eastern Cape. It is situated on the South Eastern Coast of South Africa and forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, which includes the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch (approx 1.5 million people).

The locals know Port Elizabeth as ‘PE’, ‘The Friendly City’, ‘The Windy City’, ‘Die Baai and ‘Ibhayi’. PE people are laid back. Our economy is booming, but we keep that small-town feel. Just about everything is ‘lekker’ in PE. We have great (moderate) weather all year round, beautiful beaches (including two Blue Flag beaches, St Georges Beach and Humewood beach), a low crime rate, strong economic growth, a major university (NMMU), good schools, the Boardwalk Casino, major hotels and guesthouses, shopping centres, very little traffic congestion and much more.

 

The Sunday’s River

The small village of Addo is situated at the entrance to the fertile Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape. The settlement of Addo is the gateway to the famous Addo Elephant National Park, one of the greatest conservation projects on the African continent. The area surrounding Addo is well known for its lush citrus orchards and beautiful flowering roses.

The European interpretation of the African word ‘kradouw’, meaning “river passage” became Addo. This site served as a crossing over the Sundays River and later became a junction of the railway that led up the Sundays River Valley from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.

 

Grahamstown

The charm of the small cathedral city of Grahamstown owes much to history. Set in the heart of Settler Country, outstanding examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, more than 40 churches and several fine museums are among Grahamstown’s attractions. Grahamstown has more than 70 declared National Heritage sites. One of these is the highest church spire in the country, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of many famous buildings of the Victorian era, including the Albert Memorial in London’s Kensington Gardens and St Pancras Station in London.

Grahamstown remains an important educational and cultural centre today, with easy access to game reserves and the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast. The surrounding area is farmed largely for chicory, pineapples, ostriches, sheep and game. The History Museum in Grahamstown reflects the fascinating early history of black and white settlers in the area, and the Observatory Museum houses the only camera obscura in the Southern Hemisphere.

The National Arts Festival

Every July the National Arts Festival transforms the tranquil city of Grahamstown into a boisterous, bubbling platform for the performing and visual arts. Dancers and singers, musicians, actors, writers and poets and thousands of festival-goers converge to celebrate the arts. Performances and exhibitions, forming part of the Main and Fringe Festivals range from cutting edge to classical, illuminating new trends and inviting fresh insights to the familiar. Shop at the Village Green Fair, take art walkabouts with expert guides, acquire new skills in the Craft-art workshops, learn more about specialised subjects at the Winter School or treat yourself to the best Film Festival. Watch out for wild and wacky antics on the streets of Grahamstown, when performing artists from South Africa and abroad present delightful ingenious tales of life from around the world. For indulgence, stimulation and entertainment, South Africa’s premier arts event is just the thing to chase away the wintry blues.