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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.

On arrival, you are warmly welcomed into this place of peace and tranquillity.

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 as day gives way to the silence of a vast African night.

Select your wine from our private collection from the walk-in cellar before you sit down to a gourmet dinner by candle-light.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge accommodation:
Hitgeheim Country Lodge consists of 5 superior deluxe chalets, 3 luxury chalets, 6 luxury family rooms and 1 family chalet set amongst indigenous gardens with prolific birdlife.

Each chalet and room offers stylishly appointed bedrooms with luxurious bathrooms, private wooden decks with panoramic views overlooking the Valley below and the Addo Elephant National Park in the distance.

The superior and luxury chalets are individually designed and decorated to meet the discerning traveller`s need for space, luxury and privacy and are ideal for couples. Children cannot be accommodated in these chalets.

The luxury family room and family chalet are ideal for families, groups and couples travelling together. An additional single bed can be added to the room to accommodate children under the age of 14 years.

Room features include air-conditioning, heating, electric blankets, bathrobes, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, electronic safe, mini-bar, complimentary sherry, snack basket, coffee and tea facilities, and wireless internet connection. Extra-length twin or king beds available.

The wet style bathrooms are finished in natural stone and offer separate toilets and outdoor showers.

Area Info:

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.


Addo Elephant Park

Schotia Private Game Drive


Our open-top safari vehicle departs daily to Addo Elephant National Park.

Accompany our guide for a personal game experience where you will be treated to a picnic in the morning while observing the behaviour of the unique Addo Elephants.

Arrange an exhilarating Elephant Back Safari, a visit to the Cheetah Breeding Sanctuary, Schotia Private Game Reserve or a full day safari at the close-by Amakhala Private Game Reserve.

Enjoy a guided canoe trail on the Sundays River or simply stroll through the natural surroundings and experience the indigenous antelope species at close range.

Health and Climate:

Hitgeheim Country Lodge is situated in the Eastern Cape Addo Region which is sunny, mild and naturally malaria-free.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Wine Tasting
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

- We require a 50% deposit of the total accommodation value and full payment to be settled 30 days prior to arrival.
- Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to arrival. Thereafter 100% of the booking fee will be charged.


Take the N2 towards Grahamstown. Outside Port Elizabeth you will cross the Swartkops River, pass Bluewater Bay and 500m further you take the first exit (Motherwell / Markman / St Georges).

At stop you turn left onto the R335 and follow road to ADDO for approximately 40km. After you crossed the railway line turn left onto R336 towards Kirkwood. Continue along R336 for 9 km, turn left at Hitgeheim signboard, follow road for 2 km and turn left onto eco-reserve.

Follow signage to the Lodge. Please note that this is a game area so drive slowly 20km/h!Transfers from Port Elizabeth arranged. Air transfers to Hitgeheim available - landing strip on the reserve.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages welcome. Infants 0-2 years old complimentary in a cot.

Children 3-12 years can share with adults on a Daybed at additional cost per night, on request only.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Game Lodge and Guesthouse
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM