We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hitgeheim Country Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

539 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 431: English reviews
Start your review of Hitgeheim Country Lodge
 Click to rate
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent four-night stay with two little ones (6 and 7). The place can be somewhat difficult to find, but if you follow the drive recommendation on the website you will have an easy job. We didn't :) and ended up driving through our own 'game drive' upon arrival which was fun, but never to be attempted after dark! The facilities...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PGabo11
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for the kind words and very happy you had an awesome stay. We are in the process of resurfacing the road. It will however always be an experience getting to Hitgeheim. The name meaning the home of the Hitge family or the big secret. Therefore after the2.2km driving through the reserve you end up at the big...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was very very friendly and helpful. The safari guides were awesome! (Thx Sorita & Archie!) They know and tell you everything about the animals which was very interesting. The room was amazing. It's very big and beautiful and we loved the outdoor shower!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pascal S
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

Allways magic to see and read such hapiness. We thank you for the kind words Archie

Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay. The food was great; the staff and owners were friendly and helpful and the room was very nice. We would recommend the Hitgeheim Country Lodge to others looking to stay outside Addo. We hope to go back again.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank jameskU3059ZZ
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for the kind words and you are always welcome back. Archie

Bonnievale, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff and owners made time to chat to us and that always makes me feel at home. Lovely views of the valley, some game on the way to the lodge. Traditional braai and lovely rooms. Highly recommended

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andre v
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

Awesome and i thank you for the kind words Archie

Willich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Service at Addo is excellent with a friendly staff inhouse and outhouse (Safari Guide); Breakfast and Dinner is great, however you don´t get any transparent information about the price for Dinner and wine... . Tipp: Go out through the Maint Entrance by foot for a 1 hour return walk to the "Airfield" to see Zebras, Gnu, Antilopes... . The...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Willijoe
hitge60, Manager at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

This is the beauty of reviewing on TripAdvisor. You can write anything even if your facts are wrong. Allow me to correct the few very wrongs. All picture are taken from the lodge so i do not know how this can happen that the view does not justify the website. 90% of the feedback is the opposite way. Everyone envy...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed for one night but wish we booked for more. Excellent accommodation and very friendly staff. The view from our bedroom was excellent. The outdoor shower was a very much a favorite for me

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 308riaang
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you. Archie

Fuzhou, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not fault rooms, staff, food or experience, all superior. The experience of wildlife parks nearby great with the lodge organisation and knowledge staff as guides. We went for a 7km walk around the lodge environs and airstrips Archie assured us we would not be eaten, and were lucky enough to see a small group of Zebra's face to face....

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank eca2016
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you and are very happy you had an excellent experience We try our best and this is our passion to share this very special experience we created and cherish daily. We thank you again Archie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hitgeheim resort left us with cherished memories because of the personal touch the resort provides thanks to owners Archie and Anntije. It's a small resort where you drive through local vegetation and see the odd zebra or eland wandering past some small planes on a rustic runway. Everything is taken care of from pickup from the airport, safaris, meals...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rahul B
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

I thank you. We love caring for our guests. It is not just us, but also our staff that enjoy allowing good service to our guests. Our aim will always be that Hitgeheim, with what we can offer diferent to the others, will always be the better option in and around Addo. Just a small correction, Marietjie is the wife,...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lodge is on the beautiful and quiet mountain area and it is very beautiful but we've seen many houses with less money and with very good services. I was impressed with amazing service that stuff were providing us more than the lodge. The only negative thing was that they don't have any insect net for bed. So I got many...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Yuka N
hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

Yuka and all reading this. I thank you for all the compliments, Awesome place, magic service, great and very different dinner experience, only the mosquitos was a problem and then out of budget. We have a super product called "peacefull sleep" next to each bed, two to three sprays on your arms and legs and a mosquito will not come...

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the nicest places that I have ever stayed. I have read some of the previous reviews that complained about long bumpy access roads. Well you can't have seclusion without going a bit off the beaten track. The views from the rooms and the public areas were stunning. Large rooms with private decks and massive bathrooms, and...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank bentN7576YU

247 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (228)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (34)
Viewed
Room/Suite (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (19)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
3:33
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (101)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Addo
7.4 km away
De Old Drift Guest Farm
5.6 km away
Woodall Country House and Spa
4.0 km away
Africanos Country Estate
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
15.7 km away
River Bend Lodge
River Bend Lodge
#3 of 12 in Addo Elephant National Park
422 reviews
9.8 km away
Addo Dung Beetle Guest Farm
5.0 km away
Chrislin African Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve is a 16 room owner managed, fully serviced, up market thatched lodge outside of Addo Elephant National Park. We pride ourselves in allowing our guests to enjoy the best elephant viewing and wildlife experience in the Malaria Free Eastern Cape, be spoiled with ultimate luxury, cuisine, wine and service. We are on a small eco-reserve and your drive to the lodge is like being on your own Safari. Spectacular views from the lodge and all the rooms with Addo Park in the distance. This lodge was built bit by bit as our home and form part of our lifestyle. Our rooms are 3 x Superior Rooms, 2 x Superior Family Rooms (each with a double size fold out leather couch, not good for adults, only for children up to the age of 14) 3 Luxury rooms, 4 x Family units each with two full in-suite rooms with an inter leading door. Three of the 4 family units can sleep 5, extra carry in bed in the twin bed side of the two rooms. We do safaris to Addo Elephant National Park in our own open and closed safari vehicles specially designed for your comfort. We also transfer you for your own safety to enjoy Schotia Private Game Reserve, their Tooth and Claw Safari, a perfect combination with Addo Elephant National Park. We arrange this for you. We have two pools, one on the family side for kids and one on the old side for seniors and couples only. We also do fetch and return you for a nominal fee from Port Elizabeth Airport or any nearby destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hitgeheim Country Lodge

Address: off Route R336 Direction Addo Kirkwood 9 km | Outside the park, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6115, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: ₹ 10,842 - ₹ 18,627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hitgeheim Country Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hitgeheim Country Hotel Addo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hitgeheim Country Lodge staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
petersfield
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Hitgeheim Country Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a room overlooking the valley.”
johnkJ7838ZQ, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose somewhere else”
MarkandGillian, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have spectacular views.”
Dancingthroughchaos1, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have just been refurbished and are modern, in a lodge setting”
amandad699, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“best views in rooms near the entrance”
ceciliam126, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5