South African Lodges

Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve

Address
Addo
near Addo Elephant National Park
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
R3160.00SINGLE RATE
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The Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve nestles in the malaria-free Sundays River Valley, in proximity to the famous Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The peaceful and tranquil surroundings combined with the stylishly decorated chalets at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge invite guests to unwind and relax in harmony with nature. The offer comfortable extra-length beds have romantic mosquito nets as well as spacious and exclusive bathrooms. These rooms also have outdoor showers and private wooden decks from where guests may admire the scenic views, make for an unforgettable stay.

Guests staying here have the unique opportunity to explore this unique Eco-reserve on foot or relax in the tranquil environment with it's vibrant and colourful bird life. Fine dining by candlelight with excellent wines from the lodge's wine cellar makes dining at the Lodge a beautiful affair.

Accommodation

The spacious and individually decorated thatched chalets are complete with private wooden decks offer guests magnificent views of the Valley and the Sundays River.

Room amenities:

  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating
  • coffee and tea facilities
  • A well-stocked mini-bar
  • Snack basket
  • Electronic safe
  • Electric blankets
  • Hairdryers
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom amenities

Facilities

  • Beautiful indigenous gardens with abundant bird life
  • Magnificent vistas
  • Swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Elegant dining room
  • Walk-in wine cellar
  • Wireless internet connection.

Dining

This Lodge in South Africa has deservedly earned a reputation for delicious cuisine.  Breakfast is served on the terrace or in the elegant dining room which offers fresh fruits, dried fruit, cereals and muesli, muffins, jams and fresh fruit juices complemented by a traditional warm breakfast.

A six-course dinner menu is presented in the evenings while light lunches are available on request and served in the shade of one of the many verandas.

Game Drives and other Activities

Exciting guided game drives through the nearby Addo Elephant National Park are available for guests staying here. Up close encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife makes for unforgettable moments while the professional guides share their knowledge about the African bushveld with their guests. In the mornings, guests are treated to a special picnic while watching the behaviour of the Addo Elephants.

The Lodge also arranges thrilling Elephant Back Safaris, a visit to the Cheetah Breeding Sanctuary, to the Schotia Private Game Reserve and a full day safari at the close-by Amakhala Private Game Reserve.

Additionally, travellers can also enjoy a guided canoe trail on the Sundays River and simply take a stroll through the natural surroundings to experience the indigenous antelope species from a close distance.

Below detailed information about the Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge

The five star Hitgeheim Country Lodge in South Africa's Eastern Cape is very popular for its delicious cuisine. The excellent regional cuisine is accompanied by exquisite wines which are available from the walk-in wine cellar ensuring an unforgettable dining affair.

Refreshing sundowner drinks, snacks and cocktails are served to guests on the veranda while watching the magnificent sunset. Guests may select their main course as well as dessert from the six-course menu before sitting down to a gourmet dinner which is served in luxurious splendour.

The meals at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge are prepared to match guests’ special dietary requirements. The sumptuous breakfast at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge includes fresh fruits, dried fruit, muesli and cereals, yoghurt, cheeses, jams and fresh fruit juices complemented by a traditional South African breakfast.

Addo Elephant National Park Morning Safari

Travellers may accompany Hitgeheim's guide on a private open-top safari vehicle to the game rich Addo Elephant National Park.  Guests may enjoy a delicious picnic while observing the unique behaviour of the Addo Elephants herds.

Addo Elephant Back Safari

The exciting Addo Elephant Back Safaris take place in the Zuurberg mountains which are about a one hour drive on the road from the Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve. The distance is only 35 km and transport to and from this location is available and can be pre-booked.

Bird watching

Guests staying at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve are welcome to relax in the tranquil estate which is home to a vibrant and colourful bird life, a true birder’s paradise.  On the private wooden deck, guests have wonderful photograph opportunities of resident birds and antelope species as well as of the sweeping vistas.

Walking

Guests may take a leisurely walk through the natural surroundings to experience the indigenous antelope species from close proximity.

Swimming

The Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve features a lovely outdoor swimming pool on the lush lawns of the estate where sun loungers invite for a relaxing afternoon in the warm sunshine.

  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:30
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Porters
  • Wake-up call
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The five star Hitgeheim Country Lodge is within proximity to Addo, near the Addo Elephant National Park. 

    This region of South Africa in the Eastern Cape is malaria-free.

Children Policy
  • Children under 12 years of age can stay at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge by prior arrangement.

Available Rooms

Superior Room

# Rooms:
5

The luxurious Hitgeheim Country Lodge features a total of 8 Chalets, namely 3 Honeymoon Suites (Superior), 2 Family Chalets (superior), 3 Luxury Chalets.  Each of the stylish chalets provides luxurious bathrooms, private wooden viewing decks from where scenic views of the valley below and the Addo Elephant National Park in the far distance can be enjoyed.

Superior Chalets:

  •  3 Honeymoon Suites
  •  2 Family Chalets.

Room amenities include air-conditioning, heating, bathrobes, electric blankets, exclusive bathroom amenities, safe, hair dryer, mini-bar, snack basket, complimentary sherry, tea and coffee facilities as well as wireless internet connection. Extra-length twin or king beds. The spacious bathrooms at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve are finished in natural stone and provide separate toilets; selected rooms have outdoor showers.

Superior Chalet features:

  •  Ensuite bathrooms
  •  Private wooden deck
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Heating
  •  Bathrobes
  •  Electric blankets
  •  Exclusive bathroom amenities
  •  Safe
  •  Hair dryer
  •  Mini-bar
  •  Snack basket
  •  Complimentary sherry
  •  Tea and coffee facilities
  •  Wireless internet connection
  •  Extra-length twin or king beds.

Superior Chalets Number 2,3 and 8:

These three Superior Chalets at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge and Eco Reserve are individually designed and decorated providing generous space, privacy and luxury.

Superior Family Chalet Number 1 and 4:

These two stylishly decorated Superior Family Chalets at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge feature two single beds which can convert to a king extra length double bed.  It is in these rooms where two children under the age of 12 can stay on a double sleeper couch with parents.

Single Room R4290
Double Room R4290

Luxury Room

# Rooms:
3

The Luxury Chalets 5, 6 and seven at the Hitgeheim Country Lodge have been individually decorated reflecting timeless luxury and elegance. These chalets are slightly smaller measuring 48sqm.

The Luxury Chalet Number 5  Room has two single extra length beds while the Luxury Chalets Number 6 and seven each provide a king extra length bed.

Luxury Chalet features:

  •  Ensuite bathrooms
  •  Private wooden deck
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Heating
  •  Bathrobes
  •  Electric blankets
  •  Exclusive bathroom amenities
  •  Safe
  •  Hair dryer
  •  Mini-bar
  •  Snack basket
  •  Complimentary sherry
  •  Tea and coffee facilities
  •  Wireless internet connection
  •  Extra-length twin or king beds
Single Room R3390
Double Room R3390

Family Suite

Our Luxury Two Bedroom Chalet is perfect for families or couples travelling together. Room offers spectacular views from private balcony. Two bedrooms each with a private bathroom offer a bathtub and outdoor shower or indoor shower. Inter-leading rooms (each booked separately) includes a king size.

 

An additional single bed can be added to each room to accommodate extra persons. These inter-leading rooms are specially built to offer complete privacy from each other when required. Room amenities include air-conditioning and heating, electric blankets, bathrobes, hairdryer, electronic safe, mini-bar, snack basket, coffee and tea facilities, and WIFI.

Family Suite Features :

  •  Ensuite bathrooms
  •  Private wooden deck
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Heating
  •  Bathrobes
  •  Electric blankets
  •  Exclusive bathroom amenities
  •  Safe
  •  Hair dryer
  •  Mini-bar
  •  Snack basket
  •  Complimentary sherry
  •  Tea and coffee facilities
  •  Wireless internet connection
  •  Extra-length twin or king beds

 

 

 

Single Room R6330
Double Room R6330

Luxury Family Room

This family room features a balcony, seating area and minibar.

Room facilities:

• Tea/Coffee Maker

• Minibar

• Shower

• Bath

• Safety Deposit Box

• Air conditioning

• Hairdryer

•  Private Balcony

• Radio

•EnSuite Bathroom

• Interconnected room(s) available

• Private entrance

• Electric blankets

• Pool towels

• Wine or champagne

Single Room R3160
Double Room R3160

Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

This 2 Night Addo Only Safari Package includes dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 nights and a morning safari in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Day 1: Check in from 14h00 and have dinner with Hitgeheim

Day 2: Breakfast at 07h00 and depart at 07h45 to Addo Elephant National Park on a morning safari. Picnic at Jack’s Restrooms and return to Hitgeheim between 14h00 and 15h00 to spend the afternoon at leisure and have dinner with Hitgeheim. (Note that all park fees, gate fees and conservation levies are included in the package rate. No additional fees will be charged)

Day 3: Enjoy breakfast from 07h00 and check out to depart on your next adventure.

*** Please contact a consultant directly to book this package.

Included in the rate:

  • dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 nights and a morning safari in the Addo Elephant National Park.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Excludes items of a personal nature
  • Transfers

Terms and Conditions:

  • Code: 2NAO
  • Valid until 30 Apirl 2019
  • This is a 2 night package
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This 2 Night Addo Schotia Safari Package includes dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 nights, a morning safari in the Addo Elephant National Park, afternoon and night safari with Schotia Private Game Reserve with transfers included

Day 1: Check in from 14h00 and have dinner with Hitgeheim

Day 2: Breakfast at 07h00 and depart at 07h45 to Addo Elephant National Park on a morning safari. Picnic at Jack’s Restrooms included. Depart to Schotia Private Game Reserve to join their Tooth and Claw Safari from 15h00 – 21h00. The Schotia Safari includes three safaris (two afternoon safaris and one night safari) and a unique dinner experience in the Boma. Transfer back to Hitgeheim after the safari to be in bed by 22h00. (Note this is a full day safari. In the heat of our summer months this package may not be suitable for senior adults and parent with small children refer to the Two Night Schotia Addo Package (Package 3) as alternative. (Note that all park fees, gate fees and conservation levies are included in the package rate. No additional fees will be charged)

Day 3: Enjoy breakfast from 07h00 and check out to depart on your next adventure.

** Please contact a consultant directly to reserve this package.

Included in the rate:

  • dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 nights, a morning safari in the Addo Elephant National Park, afternoon and night safari with Schotia Private Game Reserve with transfers included

Excluded from the rate:

  • Excludes items of a personal nature
  • Transfers not specified to be included

Terms and Conditions:

  • Code: 2NAS
  • Valid until 30 Apirl 2019
  • This is a 2 night package
  • Subject to availability
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I had a great time at Hitgeheim. The tranquillity combined with the stylishly appointed chalets at the invited me to relax and unwind.

I really had a great dining experience as well with fine dining by candlelight with award-winning wines from the walk-in wine cellar provided me with an unforgettable dining experience.

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.517446

Longitude: 25.624233

Star Rating

3 Star

Awards

  • AA Travel Luxury Lodge 2009

Memberships

  • AA Quality Assured Associate
  • Portfolio of Country Places City and Safari Collection
  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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