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Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 22 Addo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge. The lodge is situated on a fenched off terrain and requires a 10 minute drive to reach. The room was very clean and bug-free (but keep the door shut), although the lodge is situated in the middle of nature. The outside view over the fields is fantastic. The staff is very friendly helpful. Owner Archie helps out perfectly with all the trips. Diner is great, although a pricey for South African standards and there is no alternative nearby. WiFi is available for free and is best in the central area. You should consider visiting the Daniell Cheetah Project which is very nice and nearby and the Addo Elephant Back Safari.

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

wonderful relaxing time in a beautiful location with very solicitious staff and a host who took a genuine interest in our stay. Nothing was too much trouble eg with added little touches- fresh lemonade and biscuits on a return home from safari.

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

An absolute beautiful place! Very kind personel and superb viewings. It was terrible to leave here! One of hour highlights of our holiday. If you plan a trip to South Africa do yourself a favour and stay here for minimum 2 nights.

Eva & Thomas Beekman

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We once again stayed at this Lodge for our anniversary and what an great experience! Archie, Marietjie and there staff go out of their way to assist in any way that they can! The rooms are exceptional with the most spectacular views over the valley!! Dinner was again fantastic where you can choose your own bottle of wine from the cellar! If you are looking for piece and quiet, this is the place for you! We will be going back for my wife's 40th in April 2013!

Room Tip: Some rooms do have two single beds, so if you want a double ask for it!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Overall very nice - room are spacious and private. Lovely bath and indoor and outdoor shower and nice veranda. Food is acceptable but not fab if you are a foodie. Service is very friendly and a good 4 star but not polished to 5 star level. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

This was a great treat for my birthday. Hitgeheim is in a lovely setting overlooking orange orchards. The service was great, from having our luggage carried to the room, to drinks served to us at the pool! The room was very beautifully decorated, and the outdoor shower was absolutely amazing!!! The 6 course dinner which we enjoyed in a dining room with magnificent views was superb! Breakfast the following morning was enjoyed on the deck at the dining room - again, superbly presented!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Service was excellent. Food was excellent. The trip to Addo with ranger Peter was definitely the highlight of our stay. His knowledge of the wildlife and South African hospitality was second to none. Archie the owner is a warm-hearted man who always puts the customer first. Top notch!

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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 6105, 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: £150 - £205 (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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