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“Dinner at Hitgeheim Restaurant.”

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Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 21 Addo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Western Cape, South Africa
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Dinner at Hitgeheim Restaurant.”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were invited to have dinner with friends who were staying at the Lodge. It was an outstanding experience from our arrival till the end of the evening. The staff were very friendly and nothing was to much for them. The food was well presented and out of this world.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is an excellent place to stay for business or vacation. Please do not miss the safari with the excellent guide Peter.
It is an place to relax, to calm down, to enjoy the nature and get the chance to visit such a nice park like Addo Park

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Hitgeheim is a hidden gem in the vicinity of Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth. Impeccable service, attention to detail and expansive views of the valley below and mountains beyond will leave you breathless and relaxed. Small enough to feel homey, but private enough to feel like you are the only person there. Amazing dining from atmosphere and presentation to menu selection and taste. An experience for the eyes and taste buds. Archie is the host and makes sure everything and everyone is 100% satisfied. Don't skip the flight to the Addo Elephant Encounter from the lodge's very own airstrip! Highly suggest the 3 day package. Can't wait to return when my travels bring me in this direction again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We enjoyed our two-night-stay very much, Archie and his team made it an unforgetable time - although it was raining! Loved the excellent food, great wine, wonderful rooms and the people at Hitgeheim Lodge, who made the time a very pleasant.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Myself, my husband and sister stayed at Hitgeheim for 2 nights in April and we had a fantastic time. The service from Michael and Donald was fantastic! Everyone made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend Hitgeheim.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

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.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Lovely place. We really enjoyed the lodge. excellent staff. Highly recommend the flight and elephant safari. We stayed 2 nights and probably could have done with an extra 2 to do all the activities. Rooms clean and well designed.

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Additional Information about Hitgeheim Country Lodge

Property: 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 21 B&Bs / Inns in Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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