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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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Addo Elephant Park Accommodation in an eco-reserve at the heart of the Addo area, Eastern Cape, South Africa, only minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park. The Eastern Cape is a sunny, mild and naturally malaria- free region, perfect for a Big 5 safari. Accommodation is provided in stylishly furnished chalets with luxurious bathrooms, and all include wooden decks with breathtaking views over citrus orchards and the sweeping countryside. Experience the serenity of waking up to the haunting cries of the fish-eagles, residents to the Sundays River below. Accompany our guide on an Addo Elephant National Park Safari for the best elephant viewing in the world. Afterwards, have a refreshing swim in our pool, or sun downers on the veranda before sitting down to dinner by candlelight. We encourage you to select your wine from our private collection from the walk-in cellar before your meal. We trust that here, you will experience true South African hospitality at its best!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
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My wife and I stayed at Hitgeheim for the last three nights of our South African honeymoon and we loved it there. We opted for their 3 day safari package which was a great way to experience loads of animals at Addo Elephant Park and Schotia Game Reserve, both trips were
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Archie (owner) is definitely a master of his craft of running his business. The lodge is a hidden paradise. Each guest has a private check-in. I can't emphasis how beautiful the views are of the surrounding area. I can sit here and type paragraphs on how majestic this hotel is.
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Response from Archie H, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
Awesome and we all from Hitgeheim thank you. I wish you could have typed all the magic of this place. What you mentioned is an awesome lure for all to come and discover the secret, what the name Hitgeheim mean. Hit=Big, Geheim=Secret or Hitge our family name and Heim =place to come back to/ home / or heimat. Book our safari packages, stay three nights or the extra night additional to the chosen safari package. You will not regret. Let the Hitgeheim Staff spoil you and make sure you meet the team. I noticed the heading off the review and appreciate this very much. Rather the most expensive than the cheapie on the street corner. It is all about extreme value for money and we are are very very happy with what we offer. Looking forward hosting all that search the web and read all about us. Warm and kind regards Archie
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What a friendly welcome in this well kept lodge. Huge rooms with stunning views. The same view from the restaurant and the pool area. We booked two safaris. Perfect organisation. We got all information the day before. - nice food and wine!
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Response from Archie H, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
We all from Hitgeheim thank you. It will always be a huge compliment to our awesome staff when they read these positive and honest reviews. The are so dedicated to perfection. I always tell guests how privileged we are to live and work in this awesome environment and how honoured we are to be able to share this with people from all over the world. Book with us, prebook the safari options, they are all very different and unique to us. Although Addo Elephant Park and all other National Parks are open to all cars, doing the morning safari with us will show and teach you 100 times more than what you will see and learn. FACT. Go to Addo by yourselves once you did the safari with us. You will understand the do and don't's of the park and its Fauna and Flora much better and have huge fun. Looking forward hosting all reading this far. Warm and kind regards Archie
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Thank you, what a great stay and a perfect way to recharge the batteries. Magnificent location and beautiful rooms. The food was superb and fantastic. Great staff and amazing hosts. Keep up the good work and I wish I had booked a longer stay. Definitely worth the visit.
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Response from Archie H, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Always a super experience to read reviews like this. We all from Hitgeheim Thank You!!! Almost all the recent reviews mention a longer stay. Those that read my replies, book the extra night, you will not regret, Sit around, enjoy the various shady lookout points, grab a book or magazine, laze away at one of the two pools, one child friendly and the other no u/18. Book our Safari experience, our combinations is unique, the better option in and around Addo. Malaria free and crime free. Make sure you meet the team, let us know what you enjoy and allow them to spoil you in the way you enjoy. Looking forward meeting and hosting all reading my replies Warm and sincere regards Archie
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Worth the money every cent! Hidden treasure after driving on the gravel road towards the lodge, very helpfull crew at every moment of the day, late lunch while arriving at 3pm, no problem. Food is good, looking at his cost, lovely choice of quality wines. The lodge itself comes
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Response from Archie H, Owner at Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Awesome, We thank you. We, the entire staff with whom we share this, are delighted to read these very special reviews. It keep the dedication and motivation on a high, and a high spirit is capable of the delivering their utmost best. I am selling Hitgeheim, the malaria free safari experience as extreme value for money. The very unique combination of a National Park for the best Elephant viewing in the world combined with The oldest Private Game Reserve, Schotia, doing their Tooth and Claw Safari cannot be beaten. Awesome experience with by far the most species possible per hour spent. Book our packages, stay the extra night to enjoy the very different ambiance. You will not regret. Trust to meet all that read this. Sincere and warmest regards till we meet or meet again. Archie
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Best way to get to this location coming from St Francis
I tried via the mobile phone but it look as if it did not on the net. Stay on the N2 past the City of Port Elizabeth towards the north. Take the first off ramp after the suburb of Bluewater Bay marked. Addo Elephant Park. Motherwell Markman St Georges R335. Take the R335 with the ZCaltex Truck Stop now on your right. Follow this road for 40 km and go through the village of Addo. FNB Bank A few Shops Caltes fuel Station and Police Station on your left. Go over the railway for 100 meters turn left towards Kirkwood on the R336. This is at the big Africanos and Sundaysriver Valley Hospital signs. Follow this road toward Kirkwood(31km) for 9 km and find my 13 signs to lead you to the front door of Hitgeheim Country Lodge. Our Mobile number is 0027(0)82 565 2864 Archie, i am the owner.
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"All rooms have great views"
"It is a small lodge so I can't really say i saw a bad room."
"we were a family of 5 person and had two family luxory rooms with a door to visit the children in their room - perfect"
"Luxury family room"
"I don't think you can go wrong with rooms - all probably excellent."
US$169 - US$303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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