Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 1,375
GETAWAY TYPE
Safari
Overview
Hitgeheim Country Lodge is situated on an eco-reserve in the heart of the malaria-free Sundays River Valley, only minutes from the Addo Elephant National Park.<br /><br />Accommodation is offered in stylishly appointed chalets with luxurious bathrooms, outdoor showers and private wooden decks with breathtaking views over tranquil citrus orchards and the sweeping country side. Awake to the haunting cries of the fish-eagles, residents to the Sundays River below the veranda of your chalet.<br /><br />Accompany our guide on a safari to the Addo Elephant National Park for the best elephant viewing in the world, arrange an exhilarating elephant back safari, visit one of the near-by Big 5 private game reserves or simply go for a walk on the reserve. Afterwards, indulge in a refreshing swim or sundowners on the veranda. Select your wine from our private collection from the walk-in cellar before you sit down to a gourmet dinner by candle-light.<br /><br />Here you will experience true South African hospitality at its best.<br /><br />Members of TGCSA - 5 Star Luxury Lodge, Portfolio Retreats Collection, AA Travel Superior, Winner AA Travel Awards 2009Luxury Lodge.
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"Wonderful place in a wonderful location"
26 Aug 2014
By fabio, Italy
"Archie is a perfect host...his lodge is built with attention to detail, the cuisine is really fine. The safari drive with the ranger at Addo Elephant National Park was interesting! We suggest spending at least 2 nights in this fantastic location!"
"Luxurious Lodge, extraordinary styled, wonderful lookout."
10 Mar 2014
By Veit, Germany
"Top design and equipment of the separate African styled rotundas. Excellent service, breakfast and dinner. Guided Addo Elephant NP- tour very recommendable. Ground is located on the edge of a high plateau with a wonderful lookout."
"Magical place"
31 Mar 2013
By Penny, South Africa
"Fabulous lodgings with excellent food and service in a stunning location close to the Game Reserves - all watched over by larger-than-life owner Archie. If you possibly can go there for several days."
"Fantastic!"
14 Jul 2010
By Paulo, Portugal
"Very short stay (2 nights) but had a great time there. Excellent staff, unpretentious and very dedicated. Excellent dinner. Memorable Safari, all organized by Archie to the final details. We were all very pleased and I will certainly return with my family."
"Absolutely beautiful"
15 Apr 2008
By Michael, United Kingdom
"Absolutely beautiful accommodation, hospitable hosts, and a safari adventure drive to get to the lodge!!!"
"Highly recommended"
18 Feb 2008
By Peet, South Africa
"This is a superb place to stay. The service, food and wines were excellent and Archie and his team made us feel welcome the moment we opened the front door.The rooms are large and well decorated with all the luxury one can hope to find at a lodge. All rooms overlook the stunning Sundays river valley.I strongly recommend Hitgeheim to any traveller."
"Absolutely great in all ways! "
16 Feb 2008
By kurt, United States of America
" The staff was amazing, rooms were incredible: clean, beautifully decorated and designed well.Meals were quality and in a lovely setting, the scenery was phenominal, the host was totally entertaining and it felt like a true getaway.The Addo park guide arranged for us was wonderful (John).We truly appreciated everything about this stay.We would highly recommend to anyone!Kris and Kurt Anderson Family"
"Absolutely 1st Class"
04 Feb 2008
By David, United Kingdom
"Archie and his team provided us with wonderful service. The facilities and lodges are absolutely 1st class, the location quite incredible, the views stunning and the helpfulness of the team at Hitgeheim was the icing on the cake - YES we will be back ~ "
"WOW"
25 Dec 2007
By Thorsten, United Kingdom
"On arriving here we didn't think much as the "dirt track" reminded us of being on safari again!!However, once Archie opened the front doors, there was definitely a WOW factor to this place.We were shown to the bar area where we were given a glass of homemade lemonade while we checked in and our bags brought to our room.Once we were shown to our spectacular room (which had an outdoor shower, a wet room style bathroom and a 4 poster bed),we had some time to laze in the hammock on our balcony and drink in the views of the valley before our arranged drive to Addo Elephant Park (which was fantastic).We decided to have dinner at the lodge, cooked by Archie's wife, at a cost of R220 pp.Food and service was fantastic but expensive compared to what we had paid in other restaurants in SA.Sitting on the huge veranda after dinner sipping wine was very relaxing and romantic.Although this place had everything we wanted and hoped for, the extras such as minibar, wine from the wine cellar and the honesty bar, were expensive in comparison to all of the other places we stayed.Overall, a great experience, highly recommended but pricey in comparison!! "
"Wonderful experience"
03 Nov 2007
By B., United States of America
"This was a wonderful experience, and we wish we had had more time to enjoy it, especially their entire eco-farm - we could only be there for one night.If you are into food and wine, you definitely have to make this one of your stops!As we were traveling in the middle of winter, we were the only guests there that night, but they still prepared and served a full dinner for us!A terrific wine cellar.Very comfortable and spacious suite, with a nice large bed, and a wonderful bathroom, including an outdoor shower with a view of the entire valley and countryside below.It feels like you are driving to the middle of nowhere, but it's worth it.They also hooked us up with a wonderful guide to drive us through the Addo Elephant Park, and she was terrific.We had just done 6 days of safaris in Botswana, but this was still wonderful to do and really added to what we had already seen and experienced."