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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful surroundings with stunning views and excellent accommodation The staff is very friendly and go the extra mile to make your stay a wonderful and pleasant experience. It was a delightful,enjoyable and relaxing weekend We will definitely recommend Hitgeheim to family, friends and colleagues

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The access was not the easiest but the views and the area great, also the offered guided safari to Addo is very recommendable! The hut we had was very enjoyable, the service friendly and the kitchen delicious, Archie was of great help!

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hitge60, Manager at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We all from Hitgeheim thank you. The name means the big secret of the home of the Hitge family, therefore the road through the is full of turns to keep the speed down and to find the secret. Every winter we upgrade and re-service the road. I am an vintage Mercedes car collector and the road is good to allow...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hitgenheim Country Lodge gives you after a few minutes the classical Safari feeling. The hotel rooms are very large cotages in the classical wood & thatch roof style with a very big bathroom and a second shower in the well protected outdoor area. The bar with indoor and outdoor area from where you can overlock the landscape has a...

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hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

I thank you for the kind review. It is a huge honor to own and live with this special dream and place we created, therefore it is a sincere privilege to be able to share this with people becoming friends from all over the world. Our mission in life is to make this the happiest place for our staff to...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit hidden on a plateau overlooking a green scenery of fields and citrus plantation. Large cottages with terraces, relaxing atmosphere, exzellent food and wine. A notch too far away from Schotia and Addo for Safaris.

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hitge60, Manager at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for the awesome review. we are not the closest to Addo Main entrance but being on our own little Eco reserve is the edge, no neighbors no crime. This justify the extra 10 km travelling that we take care of anyway. Doing Addo Park (22km by road) is always the best with a guide and we have...

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was absolutely our favorite part of our vacation! The staff was so accommodating (I am a vegetarian and do not eat gluten) and could not have been more lovely. They made day trips into Addo Park and elsewhere so easy and enjoyable. We are counting the days until we can return!

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a few days in the Addo game park staying at the Hitgeheim which is about 30km from the Addo gate. Great lodge with very friendly staff. The room was very spacious with a superb bathroom. The shower head can be improved or just cleaned inside. There is no TV in the room and the wi-fi is poor. Breakfast...

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent four-night stay with two little ones (6 and 7). The place can be somewhat difficult to find, but if you follow the drive recommendation on the website you will have an easy job. We didn't :) and ended up driving through our own 'game drive' upon arrival which was fun, but never to be attempted after dark! The facilities...

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hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for the kind words and very happy you had an awesome stay. We are in the process of resurfacing the road. It will however always be an experience getting to Hitgeheim. The name meaning the home of the Hitge family or the big secret. Therefore after the2.2km driving through the reserve you end up at the big...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was very very friendly and helpful. The safari guides were awesome! (Thx Sorita & Archie!) They know and tell you everything about the animals which was very interesting. The room was amazing. It's very big and beautiful and we loved the outdoor shower!

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hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

Allways magic to see and read such hapiness. We thank you for the kind words Archie

Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay. The food was great; the staff and owners were friendly and helpful and the room was very nice. We would recommend the Hitgeheim Country Lodge to others looking to stay outside Addo. We hope to go back again.

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hitge60, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for the kind words and you are always welcome back. Archie

Bonnievale, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and owners made time to chat to us and that always makes me feel at home. Lovely views of the valley, some game on the way to the lodge. Traditional braai and lovely rooms. Highly recommended

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Awesome and i thank you for the kind words Archie

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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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Address: off Route R336 Direction Addo Kirkwood 9 km | Outside the park, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6115, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: RM671 - RM1,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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