We stayed for two nights. Ronel, who goes out of her way to make guests feel comfortable, welcomed us warmly. Dinner was excellent, the room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The next day we went on the Elephant safari and later on the Schotia Tooth & Claw safari. Particularly the latter one was spectacular, we saw lions from close up, including a giant male caring for his five cubs while mother was out shopping. Archie and his crew really made us feel welcome at this very special place. Archie even drove us out to see his Eland antilopes which usually hang out near the private airstrip. Breakfast on the veranda high above the village of Sunland is relaxing and at night you can almost touch the stars in the dark blue sky. We really loved our stay and can recommend Hitgeheim warmly if you are in the area. When we left, our car was washed and cleaned (though one of those giant Elephants later pissed on it in the park). Thanks Archie and everybody who made our stay wonderful and memorable. We'd love to come back.
- 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