Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 1,375
Safari, Lodge, Bed and Breakfast
Hitgeheim Country Lodge is a stunning eco-reserve nestled in the heart of the awe-inspiring Sundays River Valley, just moments away from the famous Addo Elephant National Park. Indulge in an unforgettable stay at our exquisitely designed chalets, each offering a lavish bathroom, an invigorating outdoor shower, and a private wooden deck showcasing breathtaking views of our serene citrus orchards and the picturesque countryside.

Awaken your senses to the haunting melodies of fish-eagles as they soar above the Sunday River, creating a symphony of nature right on the doorstep of your chalet. Embark on an extraordinary safari adventure accompanied by our experienced guide, to witness the unparalleled wonders of the Addo Elephant National Park renowned as the ultimate destination for the most remarkable elephant encounters in the world.

Explore the nearby private game reserves, where you can encounter the magnificent Big 5. If you prefer a stroll, immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the reserve. After a day of exploration, unwind with a refreshing swim or savour a breathtaking sunset while enjoying sundowners on your private veranda. Enhance your evening with a meticulously chosen bottle of wine from our exclusive walk-in cellar, before indulging in a candle-lit dinner, where you will be immersed in the true essence of South African hospitality.

With an array of fantastic amenities, including air-conditioning in rooms, laundry facilities, a pool table, and television in rooms, your comfort and convenience are our top priorities. Whether you desire a relaxing weekend getaway or an adventurous escape, Hitgeheim Country Lodge has it all.

Immerse yourself in our warm and friendly atmosphere, and experience the utmost in luxury accommodation. Our attentive staff are fluent in English, Dutch, German, and Zulu (isiZulu), ensuring that you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Welcome to a world of unparalleled beauty and tranquillity. Welcome to Hitgeheim Country Lodge.
"Everything was perfect"
06 Aug 2023
By Leon De Klerk
"The food was great, the view fantastic, the rooms magnificent.Will definitely recommend it to friends"
"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."
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 ~ "
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!! "