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Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 22 Addo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The actual place is nice but dated. The views are over citrus groves but all of the trees are on straight lines so it looks very 'industrial'
The room itself was spacious and quite luxurious very clean and very comfortable.
There were 2 major let downs. One was the food which really is not that good. The second is front of house. There needs to be someone with a personality to run the place. We really were not that keen on the people. There was quite a lot of chat from the staff about the attitude of the management which did not help.

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

the managing staff is unfriendly. Food price is high and quality is poor. The house wines are overpriced. There seem to be two swimming pools. One is miniature, we were unable to locate the second one. The acces road is very very bumpy.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

nice location, really good service. it was a great experience... especially the combination of Addo Safari and Schotia Private Game Reserve Safari. But do not both Safaris at the same day and follow the route advise by Hitgeheim and not the by your navigation system...

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent 3 nights at Hitgeheim Country Lodge as a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers). The accommodation was perfect, being in a gorgeous thatched cottage with 2 intercommunicating rooms. We both had large rooms with baths, showers and (a lovely touch) outside showers, and private terraces. Air con was great. The location is perfect, with great views over a valley of citrus farms. The service was pleasant, with especial thanks to Ronel and Peter. The highlight was our safari ride in Addo with the charming and amazingly knowledgeable Steven. The breakfasts on the terrace were very good.
We had 2 dinners at the Lodge, and the quality of food was good, but we found it a little difficult with 'fussy' teenagers who would have preferred a bit more choice in the menu. All together a great experience, particularly the game drive, and the lovely rooms with private terraces.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came across this place by accident, what an amazing place, best service and magical surroundings , we were made so welcome and the game drive to the Addo elephant park was an event we will treasure for the rest of our lives, thank you

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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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
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Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Addo
Price Range: ₹ 13,118 - ₹ 21,786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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