Gorah Elephant Camp is a premier lodge set in the heart of the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park in a private concession. The area is home to the densest elephant population in the world. The Gorah experience is unique and compliments the Garden Route Adventure.
The Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area, today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 420 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. Six lions were introduced into the park in late 2003 and have adapted well to their new environment. Lions are most often seen in the early morning or on sunset and night drives. Spotted hyenas were also reintroduced, fulfilling the same role as lions in restoring the natural balance to the ecosystems in the park by controlling the numbers of herbivores. Leopard is very seldom seen, being elusive and secretive animals, but do occur in most areas of the expanded park. Antelope species abundant in the main game area of the park include red hartebeest, eland, kudu and bushbuck. The Burchell's zebra, many with the pale rumps reminiscent of the extinct qwagga, occur in the park. Warthogs are abundant. The rare flightless dung beetle is king of the road in Addo, with signs warning visitor that this recycling machine has right of way. The beetles are only seen when conditions are not too hot and not too cold and play an important role in recycling nutrients and helping the growth of thicket vegetation. The outlying areas of the park have very different animals on offer. The Zuurberg mountain range is home to the mountain Zebra, mountain reedbuck, baboons, blue duiker, aardwolf and red rock rabbit. Hippos are found in the Sundays River which flows at the base of these mountains. Endemics such as the red fin minnow and yellowfish are found in the tributaries of the river.
Elephant House offers colonial luxury in the heart of the Sundays River Valley in the Addo Elephant National Park. Guests can enjoy a guided "Walk with the Elephants" in a remote valley in the Zuurberg Mountains, luxurious rooms and lush gardens.
Riverbend Lodge offers a tranquil retreat where guests can unwind, relax and enjoy the peace of the African bush. Located in a private corner bordering the spectacular Zuurberg Mountains in a private concession of the Addo Elephant National Park.
Camp Figtree is known for its pristine malaria-free African bushland. The safari suites are luxurious and offer a Colonial-feel. The lodge has gourmet cuisine, superb service and a variety of wildlife activities.
The Manor at Samara is a luxury private safari house located in the Samara Private Game Reserve in the beautiful Karoo in the Eastern Cape. Spectacular views, peace and tranquility and luxurious living spaces form part of the experience at The Manor at Samara.
Karoo Lodge offers a peaceful location surrounded by remarkable natural beauty. Guests can enjoy the reserve’s pristine wilderness offering an abundance of wildlife combining colonial luxury with exceptional service, gourmet cuisine and indigenous wilderness.
Enjoy the highlights of South Africa with your family. This adventure will see you spotting the Big 5 in the Kruger, exploring the rugged and unspoilt Garden Route coast; and lazing around on Cape Town's beaches.
An ideal self-drive itinerary for the outdoorsy, adventure-loving family. Enjoy a Big 5 safari in the Kruger, shark cage diving near Hermanus, the scenic Winelands and finish off with exploring Cape Town's beaches.
A great 10 night itinerary exploring the best of safari, country and coast of the Cape. Spend time in malaria-free safari regions, explore Cape Town and ride an ostrich in Oudtshoorn and soak up the tranquil artistic town of Knysna.