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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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Reviewed 13 December 2015

Perfect tranquil spot, great hospitality, food was lovely. Each room is a separate cottage, very nicely done, and comfortable. Beautiful views, we did our tours of the Addo and Schotia thru the Lodge and were very happy. Our guide Peter is the best, and the lodges vehicle is very good for a safari tour. Would stay here again!

Thank bradyone
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Ever had that feeling that this is just too good to be true? I am experiencing that feeling right now... This is spectacular. Location, rooms, the staff, it is impossible to adequately describe the experience. If you find yourselves in the area make this your number one choice and if you are not in the area... Get here fast!

Thank Michael S
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I and my wife stayed with Hitgeheim in November 2015 and had a great time. The owner, Archie, picked us up and dropped us off at Port Elizabeth airport and kept us entertained the whole time. They arrange the safaris, which were really once in a lifetime (a few meters from lions, elephants and rhinos), and the hotel itself is...

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Two nights at the Hitgeheim country lodge. Due to not specific enough driving directions difficulties with finding the resort. ( r 336 direction Kirkwood) Resort is surrounded by 230 hectares of bush. From the main building and restaurant beautiful views over the environment. Individual houses with all the comfort ( bath, two showers, fridge, outside terrace, ) Excellent food in...

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Superb lodge close to Addo Elephant National Park also offering professional Safari tours which we enjoyed tremendously - thank you Ilana! We were lucky and happy to get one of the New rooms for the Second Night with a superb view right from the bed!

Thank Silvia A
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Absolute deserving location, superbly helpful staff. We enjoyed they're very different dinner offerings and the breakfast overlooking the Sunday river valley is truly just divine. Accommodation offered a very welcomed early morning jog around the reserve undisturbed. Your room had superb views and luxuriously fitted out.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stayed 2 night at the wonderful Hitgeheim Country Lodge. Archie/Marietjie Hitge and the Team did everything to provide us the best service. The tours to all the parks were organized by Archie. A great place to stay - we enjoyed our time very much and we will come back as soon as possible.

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Thank inestobiask
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 14 November 2015

It was a little difficult to find the lodge but well worth the effort. Wonderful view to the valley below us. Our room was beautiful with a very private little patio overlooking that valley. Big bath.room with sliding doors to another private patio that had an extra outside shower. Great food and friendly service by Donald and Nelmarie. Archie, the,owner...

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Hitgeheim, as the word already says, is the place to feel at "home"! You get everything: luxury, tasty and "nouvelle" food, very nice cottages and most of all very friendly people who will help you, no matter which problem you have got. The tours to all the parks were organized by Mr.Hitge himself and you can`t get it better. It`s...

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Thank 998monika
Great Brak River, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Archie & Marietjie Hitge have achieved the perfect balance between outstanding luxury with total privacy and peace. Understated with attention to detail. Guests are made to feel relaxed from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave in your freshly cleaned car. What a wonderful experience - highly recommended.

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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: ₹ 10,051 - ₹ 17,355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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