We are a family of 5, two parents with a 24, 22 and 13 year old. Hitgeheim was a little piece of heaven for 3 nights over Christmas 2011. On booking we were promised a Christmas to remember and we were not disappointed. The ambience, style and quality of this accommodation was stunning and left us feeling jealous of the life style, ease of living and the quietness was quite remarkable. Hitgeheim is situated in the remote eastern cape of South Africa, on the outskirts of Addo National Park. Archie, the owner of this lodge and his great staff have a unique way of knowing how to accommodate all tastes. Safari to Addo was just as described and a great time had by all of us. We didn’t expect the wet and cold though!! We had a fairly full itinerary which was arranged for us, with time included for relaxation at the pool. You won’t regret heading towards Hitgeheim, it is a special place. Our kids rated it 10/10... that's good going in our house.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hitgeheim Country Hotel Addo