We stayed at the Country Lodge for 4 nights - we were originally supposed to be staying for 2 nights however we ended up without accommodation for 2 nights and turned up hoping they could accommodate us early. The owner; Archie was lovely about it and took us to a room immediately without any fuss.
The accommodation was out of this world! We had a beautiful romantic room with beautiful views to match. We loved our own outdoor shower!
The food in their restaurant was amazing - infact it is some of the best food I have tasted. It was beautifully presented, original and sophisticated. Every night the food was different. The menu was a set 5 course menu however if you didn't like any of the options the chef was happy to chat with you and adjust the menu for your requirements. The views whilst eating were breath-taking. The restaurant is all open plan so you have the option to move out on the veranda after your dessert.
All the staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful throughout. Our main waiter was Donald who was most pleasant and just lovely!
We had our car washed on 2 occasions free of charge and without knowing which was a nice surprise. There is plenty of free parking also.
The lodge is set within a game reserve with entrance through a security gate. It is well signposted from the main road and they offer day trips to Addo elephant park and safaris days.
The whole experience was relaxing, peaceful and something we will never forget.
- 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