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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Cholmondley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Standard of accommodation is very good. Beware35 minutes drive from addo. Game drive very good but was the highest we paid during our 3week stay. Breakfast excellent, evenings meals random trying to be too authentic didn't work long delay in service for barbecue and the other meal was a bland and odd mix of maize and chicken and other unmemorable...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Lodge is located really beautifully in the forest of Addo. It is very calming and relaxing to sit at the terrace with no neighbors or lie down at the pool. After a swim in the pool, it was amazing to have a shower outside. This really makes you close to the surrounding and nature. The dinner we had here...

1Thank Marica N
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 25 February 2016

They say, in life, never to expect and you will never be disappointed. Well I never stay in 5 star accommodation and so I expected a little this time! It was the first stay of our honeymoon, which Higeheim knew about. I really only expected them to acknowledge our honeymoon and say congratulations or something on arrival. There was none...

Thank Jbird1610
Pforzheim, Germany
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We enjoyed some delightful days at Archie's lodge, away from it all, in splendid surroundings. Very good breakfasts and dinners, with Southafrican specialities. A highlight was our tour through the Addo Elephant National Park with Stephen, an absolute expert in African fauna and flora. A fantastic start of our first Southafrican adventure, despite the heavy rain on the day of...

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ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This was the third time staying at this wonderful lodge over the past nine years. The lodge and cottage units have been impeccably kept up, and four new slightly smaller, modern units have been added since our last visit. In total, there are twelve units, all with breathtaking views of Sundays River Valley. The owners, Archie and Marietjie, work tirelessly...

2Thank colin-mckinnon
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We enjoyed very much staying at Archie's Hitgeheim Country Lodge. The staff and the tips from Archie made it an unforgettable time at Addo. We choose to follow the recommendation for the ''three Day Wildlife package'. Addo elephant park with Steven was excellent and we saw the elephants on a very private way. The day after we had a flight...

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1Thank vincentBel53
München, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you want to visit Addo- Elephant park, this is a good location to stay the night. But you need nearly 1 hour to get there. The rooms a very clean and offer a lot of space. The style is not absolutly up to date. A indoor and an outdoor shower is available. You can have a good meal for...

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1Thank Florian O
Eymet, France
Reviewed 12 February 2016

If you want to experience 5 star lodge accommodation and service without a massive price tag, this is the place to be. You are able to buy into as many trips or experiences as your budget allows although all trips are very reasonably priced Trips are subject to availability so book quickly. Lovely range of wines available to choose from...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 7 February 2016

When I walked through the stone entrance it felt like home! I love the peace I feel when walking through the gardens to look over the valley. Waking up each morning to watch the sunrise from the bedroom made me feel renewed and ready for a day of adventure and learning at Addo. When we came home in evening the...

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Sussex, Uk
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights. 👍 Lovely, well-appointed room with beautiful décor and excellent bathroom and a shared terrace area. Pleasant lounge with books, and a terrace area overlooking a small pool and water feature. Super views across farmland to Addo, and plenty of bird life to watch. Pleasant and polite staff...Xholiswa, Donald and Eric in particular. Free wifi in lounge...

1Thank H2ofizz

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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 

Additional Information about Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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: RM725 - RM1,251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Choose a room overlooking the valley.”
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“All rooms have spectacular views.”
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“Some rooms have just been refurbished and are modern, in a lodge setting”
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“best views in rooms near the entrance”
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