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Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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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.
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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Airport Transportation
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Port Elizabeth Airport52 km
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Reviewed yesterday

Hitgeheim is amazing. We booked direct and were met by steven (our guide for our tours as happened) at Port Elizabeth airport. The transfer was seamless and our first impression of the Lodge was amazing. Personal greeting, welcoming and relaxing. I could go on for...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Addo123, Owner at Hitgeheim Country LodgeResponded today

Tim and all reading this. I thank you for the kind and honest review. What more can i say but to confirm our dedication to his testimony. I still have to reply to a guest that was so unhappy and really go to his whip...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this place via the internet. What a gem of a find! As a solo traveller I was looked after so well. The owner organised transfers for me so I was in good hands. The lodge lies high up in the hills and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Addo123, Owner at Hitgeheim Country LodgeResponded today

Always difficult to plot a couple or an individual, but this does not matter. I am very happy that your experience with us was more than expected. The Hitge Family and our dedicated staff enjoy Hitgeheim and what we offer just as much as our...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The lodge is located in a beautiful garden with several water fountains and a swimming pool and as it is on a hillside it has a beautiful view of the valley where numerous citrus trees produce oranges and lime fruits. The spacious and airy room...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Addo123, Owner at Hitgeheim Country LodgeResponded today

I thank you for the kind review. It seem the only problem was the wine choice and vegetarian option. We ask in all correspondence, and i just checked, to please advice of any special dietary requirements. It is no problem and only a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

When we left we had the feeling that this place is a rip off. Transfer cost were not clearly communicated and I am still arguing with the hotel that they charged us money without any reason.Service though was really good.Diner quality poor and breakfast even...More

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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Addo123, Owner at Hitgeheim Country LodgeResponded today

Dear Sir, As you mentioned you are still arguing with us, I never get into any argument with any guest, it is not my style nor good manners. I am also not aware of this and therefore ask to address your concern via email to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find - superb accommodation, staff, food and arranged safaris. Clearly much attention to detail undergone here on a daily basis with hands on from the owner (Archie) really paying dividends. A good example of what you put in you get back and staff...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Addo123, Owner at Hitgeheim Country LodgeResponded today

How could i miss such an awesome review. I thank you. I am normally very good and like to say thank you as soon as possible. Yes Hitgeheim grew steady from the original 5 rooms to now the 16 we now have, fully functional and...More

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4 January 2015|
Response from Olfant | Property representative |
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... More
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"It is a small lodge so I can't really say i saw a bad room."
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"we were a family of 5 person and had two family luxory rooms with a door to visit the children in their..."
5 Aug 2018
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"Luxury family room"
24 Jul 2018
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"I don't think you can go wrong with rooms - all probably excellent."
19 Mar 2018
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US$184 - US$331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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