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Safaris Hotels

Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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  • Fodor's Choice
  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Valley Views

  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Lounge

  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Deluxe Room

  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Swimming Pool

  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Dining Room

  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Luxurious Bathroom

  • Hitgeheim Country Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park

    Verandas

Pros

  • Personal touches, such as a turndown service and luxury bath products by the South African company Charlotte Rhys
  • Very friendly and helpful owners
  • Very reasonable prices

Cons

  • Not for independent travelers, as the owners like to arrange your activities for you
  • The restaurant is not open to nonguests

Updated 11/07/2014

Fodor's Review

This lovely lodge is set on a steep cliff overlooking the Sundays River and the town of Addo. Classically decorated rooms graced with lovely antiques are in separate thatch buildings, all with verandas overlooking the river. The bathrooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed with large tubs and enormous shower stalls. Some rooms have indoor and outdoor showers. Birds frolic in the natural vegetation that has been allowed to grow up to the edge of the verandas, and tame

buck often wander around the garden. Hitgeheim (pronounced hitch-ee-hime) is situated on an eco-reserve and you can go for walks to observe birdlife and perhaps view some of the 11 indigenous antelope species found here. The food is fabulous, and most guests opt to stay for the four-course dinners (R325, guests only), although simpler dinner options can be tailor-made to your preferences. The lodge has its own game-viewing vehicle and guide, which can be booked at an extra cost, and can also organize elephant-back riding and day-trips to the nearby Big Five game reserves.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

Phone:

042-234–0778

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 8 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 11/07/2014

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