Gorah Elephant Camp
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We're on the Emirates flight to London and the next stage in our adventure. My head is full of thoughts of the things we have seen and done.
We had 2 exhilarating days at Gorah, a lodge in the Addo game reserve. Luxury tent, beautiful food, driven around in an open top land cruiser by Francois, an Afrikaner from Bloemfontein who gave up …
... elephant, warthog, buffalo, zebra and kudo (antelope). At dusk we travelled a few kilometres to the Orange Elephant Backpackers where we spent the night. This place was surprisingly full but run down with some seedy, strange characters around. We celebrated another fellow travellers birthday with another birthday cake and drinks at the bar with loud music that continued until the wee ...
... moment there that we all sat still with breaths held!
We stayed at a lovely little campsite (still in a dorm room though) in the heart of the park with a cute dog that had a fake leg. We curled up on the sofas that evening and watched a film, just like a little family! We left early the next morning as we had a couple of long driving days to get back up to Johannesburg. We were driving down the highway that runs ...
... to get out to the top. The final tunnel was the postbox, where you slide through this opening that is shaped kind of like a mail slot. All in all the cave was amazing with a ton of crystal and limestone formations. One really cool part was that you could see different water levels as the limestone had been deposited on top of the water table, creating a very solid platform which we actually climbed up and through. After we emerged from the caves, it was time to ...
... in the car, we drove less then 500m and there he was, a male lion getting his morning sunbath right at the road. We were the only car for about 30 min before a private game ranger came along with his group. It was just beautiful. After this encounter we went back to the Rondavel and had breakfast before heading out again just before midday.
We spotted something that looked like a weasel, but when it stood up we quickly ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGorah Elephant Camp Addo Elephant National Park
Magnificent in every way, not to be forgotten experience of an African Game park. A concession within Addo National Park it provides a great escape to the heart of Africa.
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