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About Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve

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.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 countryside. Awake to the haunting cries of the fish-eagles, residents of the Sundays River below the veranda of your chalet.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.Here you will experience true South African hospitality at its best.Members of TGCSA - 5 Star  Luxury Lodge, Portfolio Retreats Collection,  AA Travel Superior,  Winner AA Travel Awards 2009 Luxury Lodge.

Safari: Hitgeheim is situated on an eco-reserve, minutes from Addo Elephant Park. Walking trails to experience wildlife and scenery. Guided safaris to Addo Elephant Park in an open-top vehicle. Elephant back safaris can be arranged on request.

Wedding Venues: Perfect for an exclusive intimate wedding set in the heart of 240 hectares of splendid Addo bushveld. Maximum 36 guests and the lodge must be booked on an exclusive basis.

Conference Venues: Conference venue available on request for a maximum of 12 guests.

Family friendly: The luxury family rooms with inter-leading doors and family chalet can accommodate children of all ages. An additional single bed can be added to the family rooms to accommodate a child under the age of 14 years.

Romantic: The deluxe rooms are an ideal option for honeymooners or couples with secluded wooden decks some with a hammock and outdoor shower offering stunning scenic views of the valley and natural scenery surrounding the lodge.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Provisional reservations are held for 7 days, at which point a 50% deposit payment is required to confirm the reservation, or it may be released for resale.

Confirmation of provisional reservations:
- Deposit: 50% of the total reservation value on confirmation.
- Balance due at 30 days prior to arrival.

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Reviews for Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve

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fabio lodi, Italy
26 August 2014

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!

Veit Dr. Buch, Germany
10 March 2014

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.

Penny Wade, South Africa
31 March 2013

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.

Paulo Pereira, Portugal
14 July 2010

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.

Michael Thomas, United Kingdom
15 April 2008

Absolutely beautiful accommodation, hospitable hosts, and a safari adventure drive to get to the lodge!!!

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Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve is 8.8km from the centre of Addo , the nearest airport 52km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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