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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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off Route R336 | Outside the park, Addo, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hitgeheim was a recommendation from a friend of a friend. We were traveling Cape Town area with three young kids and looking for accommodations for safari. Archie, the owner, was so responsive through email as we were planning the trip and more than accommodating with our 3 young kids. Apon arrival we were treated like royalty. The grounds of the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overnight stay + dinner with international customers. A lot of attention to detail by the staff. Warm welcome, very nice dinner, good service overall. We were in Addo during the low season i.e. long cold nights. It was a treat to get to the room after dinner to find that the bed was nicely pre-heated with an electrical blanket.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Hitgeheim for 2 nights in June. Whilst overall the accommodation was good, after reading the Tripadvisor reviews and considering the price for a low season breakaway, we definitely had higher expectations than what we ended up experiencing. Nice rooms, good food and beautiful views does not make a 5-star in my opinion. Whilst some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here as a base for visiting Addo, whose main gate is only about 10 minutes away by car. Staff were exceptionally friendly, service & food was excellent and the room was uber-luxury, more like being in your own holiday house. We had simply stunning views over the Sundays River Valley. The accommodation was so stunning that, as it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really enjoyed staying at the lodge. So very peaceful overlooking the valley. The family and staff were wonderful. Enjoyed riding an elephant, taking a small plane into the park and seeing the big 5 with no malaria. Went with Schotia Tooth and Claw for one safari and our morning safari with Peter from Hitgeheim. Wonderful experience!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

..this is where you should stay. All around excellent. The accommodation is luxurious with unique scenic views. Complements to the chef/cook as every meal was presented beautifully and tasted fantastic. The service top notch yet friendly and informative. Everyone working as a team to make you feel both welcome and special. Patsy a joy to talk with on many local... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Super end to our two week trip in south africa. Beautiful setting looking down on the countryside, staff extremely helpful, amazing rooms, delicious food and a super guide. Peter. for our safari trip. Highly recommended!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were 2 families travelling together. Hitgeheim was just perfect. Very welcoming staff that wanted to accommodate us and were easily accessible. Good food. Great location; pretty, clean, spacious, safe and with paths for walking in the bush nearby making it great with the kids. We felt very happy here, and what a great base for all those activities around... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

March 2015 was my second stay at Hitgeheim (July 2012 was my first). It is simply beautiful, with some of the finest views, accommodations, and food I've experienced in my many travels. Hitgeheim is well worth the money because of the wonderful owner, the caring staff, and the small touches that make it such a gem. Plus, the owner will... More 

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Ratingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Hitgeheim Country Lodge is a very relaxing accomodation for a reasonable price. Keep in mind that it is close to a national park (Addo). When people write in a review that the "road" from the main road to the lodge is a imposition they don´t know that this road is not a private road and only 6 month a year... More 

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