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 the word luxurious was invented it was with Hitgeheim's interior's in mind. Fantastic mattresses, Percale linen, thick white bathrobes, fluffy bathsheets and a bathroom enclosed in glass. Lying in the enormous bath in the centre of the bathroom and gazing out over the Addo valley was a real treat. In fact everything, from the food, to the staff, to the cottages, was so inviting and delicious that we seldom left the property and did not see much of the Addo region at all apart from the almost compulsory game drive. We were very sad to leave after three nights of bliss. Archie is a wonderful host and his wine cellar amazing. And so our journey continues to the Idwala Game Reserve near Grahamstown.
- 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