Gorah Elephant Camp
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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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Travel Blogs from Addo Elephant National Park
... herds (do you really need a seasoned tracker to spot elephants??).
The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area. Now the third largest national park in South Africa, Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to conserve a wide range of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. Addo covers about 450,000 acres and includes the Bird and St Croix Island ...
... it decided to chuck it down just as we were pitching our tent, resulting in a very wet inside of our tent, doh! Secondly, as the sun came out shortly after we had our tent doors open which invited a swarm of tiny fruit flies into our tent!! Great. Thirdly, and if it couldn't get any worse, the boiling hot water bottles we were using from the hostel decided to perish and flood our tent...You can imagine the words that came out of our mouths!!
After an eventful ...
... lunch, with lunch in the park where we had to stand on guard against the lunch stealing velvet monkeys. We saw an amazing variety of wildlife including lions which are rarely spotted in the park and a large number of elephants which here are a reddy brown colour because of the different soil they throw on themselves. At one stage in view in an opened grassed area were 5 different ...
... by volunteers and receives no government funding but provides safe childcare for the mothers who have managed to find work and a haven away from the dangers of abuse driven by alcohol even for those who haven't - some families prefer to come here rather than take the risk of simply staying in their homes alone. The cost for a child to attend works out to be 1 rand per day, around 6p, although this tiny cost, almost meaningless to us, is still beyond the means of some ...
From Jeffrey's Bay we headed back inland and up to Addo National Park for our last game drive of the trip. The park is only small compared to the others we had gone to in Botswana and Namibia and populations of animals were considerably smaller so we had our work cut out to spot the wildlife. We were able to drive around the park in the truck which was a huge benefit as the area was very bushy and the animals liked to hide in ...