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Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Ranked #3 of 22 Addo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Warm welcome and great stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at Hitgeheim. It was great! The atmosphere and accommodation is outstanding and the view into the valley amazing. The game drive with guide Peter in Addo NP was excellent. A great stay!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We spent 2 nights in this hotel whilst exploring the Addo Elephant park and this was a great experience.
Spacious rooms, gourmet food, calm and relaxing view, atmosphere... everything was perfect !
I would go back !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I couldn't recommend Hitgeheim more highly. Archie and Marietjie are delightful hosts that go out of their way to spoil guests. The chalets are a dream, but the service especially from Richard and Lutondo (?) made the holiday for us. Thank you very much and look forward to seeing you all again!

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Phantastic location, when you enter some zebras, kudus welcome you. Rooms are perfect, food is perfect, spot is perfect, Richard (host) is perfect, safari to Addo has been perfect. So sad, we only stayed one night! We MUST come back again soon...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this area in ZA! And don't miss Hitgeheim! Excellent staf, outstanding rooms and breathtaking views! Archie and his team give you simply the best! Addo was one of our best experiences in ZA! We hope to go back, Bjorn and Danielle

  • Stayed January 2013
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

At the end of a long days drive you find yourself in this extraordinary place. Wonderful views across the valley, a verandah to sit at with a cold beer and the anticipation of a lovely dinner, happily with no disappoinment. Private and well appointed chalets, the bonhommie of Archie, the proprietor, and top quality staff (Richard gets my vote) made Hitgeheim a big hit for me and my friends. Ten out of ten!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge. The lodge is situated on a fenched off terrain and requires a 10 minute drive to reach. The room was very clean and bug-free (but keep the door shut), although the lodge is situated in the middle of nature. The outside view over the fields is fantastic. The staff is very friendly helpful. Owner Archie helps out perfectly with all the trips. Diner is great, although a pricey for South African standards and there is no alternative nearby. WiFi is available for free and is best in the central area. You should consider visiting the Daniell Cheetah Project which is very nice and nearby and the Addo Elephant Back Safari.

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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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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 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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