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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place this is , an oasis of peace and tranquility. Our hosts Archie and Annetjie were so welcoming and couldn't do enough to please you . The location and view were fabulous . Accommodation was 5 star and faultless , with enormous attention to detail . We visited Addo and Schotia game reserve and had the most...

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Victoria, Argentina
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The views are unbeatable for the area, the rooms we had were very spacious and specially comfortable. The owners are focused on their clients; we are a family of 5 and we appreciatted the offer the owner Archie made us: to make a triple room out of a doble room so that our kids could be altogether even they were...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Friendly staff and a great spot for a quick safari. The Lodge arranged transfers during our stay to various activities free of charge which was a massive help. The rooms are great and the resort has fantastic views.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A very special lodge with amazing views. The room was very large, clean and huge bathroom with option for indoor or outside private shower. Loved the outdoor private shower.  Nice balcony too with view over the valley. Well stocked mini bar where you note down what you take and settle up at departure. A lovely touch was the room was...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The rooms are drop dead gorgeous inside and out, with many having private verandas overlooking the valley below, and some with private outdoor showers. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. Their tours of he Addo Park are great as you will learn see more animals with their guides than trying to drive around the park...

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Landquart, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful location, very helpful and friendly staff. Good organisation for the safaris in the Addo Elephant Narional Park and other privat safari parks. We also liked the breakfast and dinner we had there.

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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very welcoming after a difficult experience with flights. Johannesburg airport lost our luggage and our hosts could not have been more helpful. The disadvantage of the Lodge is the access along 6km of dirt track.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

CONS - Food very average, staff helpful but have no interpersonal skills and knowledge of dealing with people, Owner (Archie) only satisfying his own personal self indulgence and did not acknowledge any issues raised when we asked to speak with him. Restuarant has a great view and does not deliver in quality for the evening meal, breakfast was good. First...

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London
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The place and surroundings are really nice, the rooms superb but very disappointed by the morning safari booked with the hotel, Steve didnt make any effort to try to show us some animals really felt like he was wasting time driving. The hotel didnt even ask us for feedback, the morning safari wasnt worth it at all. Also when you...

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london
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights and did 2 different Safari tours recommended by Archie, which was excellent advice. We had rooms 1 and 2 which were huge, beautifully laid out with stunning views. As it was our first stop in SA 3 nights and 2 tours was just about right. Staff were always on hand to help and the...

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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 

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: $249 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hitgeheim Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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