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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

5.0 of 5 off Route R336 | Outside the park, Addo, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2008

After leaving Oudtshoorn we travelled to the Addo region. Hitgeheim had come highly recommended but nothing prepared us for the sheer magnificence of the place. The views from the enormous outdoor thatch lounge furnished with overstuffed leather couches and just perfect for reclining while sipping a welcome drink, are STUPENDOUS to say the least. The cottages are spacious and when... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

Stayed for four nights. Generally very pleasurable. Staff were without exception friendly and helpful. Views over the citrus orchards to hills beyond were beautiful. Owner Archie was a great host, perhaps just a little too overenthusiastic at times! We felt a little pressured to sign up for e.g. lodge-sponsored 'safari' options, strongly promoted by Archie. We much preferred the days... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

About a month before our trip, I emailed Archie to reserve our stay at Hitgeheim. It was our first trip to South Africa and he made all of our safari arrangements and even set up rides to each (called "transfers"). His suggestions were invaluable and I highly recommend listening to him...especially for first time travelers. We flew from Cape Town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

One of the most hospitable places you will find in a country of much hospitality. A visit to Addo Park is essential and though we have stayed at several places in the area on previous trips this is our favorite. Set high up in the hills where our private thatched accomodations looked out over the valley. This is a very... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2008

We stayed here on the last night of our South African trip and it was a wonderful way to end the holiday. We had stayed inside the Addo National Park rest camp the previous two nights so, as we had explored that fully, we simply checked in, chilled out and admired our beautiful surroundings. If this was to be your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2007

On arriving here we didn't think much as the "dirt track" reminded us of being on safari again!! However, once Archie opened the front doors, there was definitely a WOW factor to this place. We were shown to the bar area where we were given a glass of homemade lemonade while we checked in and our bags brought to our... More 

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Leeds UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2007

We booked Hitgeheim after discovering Addo Park's lodges were all full, and we're very glad we did! The lodge is situated on top of the hills a 10 minute drive up a well signed track from the main road from Addo to Kirkwood. Accommodation is in the form of individual detached, thatched lodges. They're superbly appointed, with aircon, stunning bathrooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2007

Stayed here for 3 nights in late November. Booked directly with Archie and found it easier to arrange half day Addo safari with local guide, Schotia Tooth & Claw and Elephant Back Safari directly with him. Ronel's cooking was very good - up to London fine dining standard. Set menu and freedom of the cellar suited us nicely , although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2007

From the Hitgeheim Country Lodge you have fantastic views over the valley with a little river and citrus farms. The chalet was spacious and lovely furnished with a great bathroom, but unfortunately we didn´t have the one with the freestanding bathtub. Breakfast was nice, but not as good as at other places, we expected more. Also the set dinner was... More 

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Send, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

This was our last stay on our holiday. The lodge was wonderful with spacious thatched chalets. Ours had wonderful valley views, an outdoor deck and sliding doors so that the whole side could be opened onto the deck. The huge bathroom was wet room style in black slate and included a slipper bath overlooking the view. The public areas were... More 

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Address: off Route R336 | Outside the park, Addo, Sundays River Valley, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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