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About Hitgeheim Country Lodge

Hitgeheim Country Lodge is a safari escape located in the Sundays River Valley Addo area, just minutes from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park of the Eastern Cape. Experience the serene and peaceful atmosphere of Hitgeheim Country Lodge in a selection of 16 spacious chalets with luxurious bathrooms and wooden decks (some with private plunge pools), providing sweeping views of citrus orchards and the beautiful countryside. Awaken to the sounds of fish-eagles, residents of the Sundays River below, for a serene start to your day.

At Hitgeheim Country Lodge, guests can experience the best of malaria-free wildlife safaris, including guided Addo Elephant National Park safaris, and witnessing herds of Southern African Elephants and African Buffalos. The lodge's prime location allows guests to explore the 3rd largest National Park in South Africa, complemented by the nearby Addo 'Big 5' private game reserves. Enjoy a true South African dining experience, with options ranging from a continental buffet to traditional South African Braai. Hitgeheim Country Lodge is divided into adults-only and family-friendly sections, ensuring a tailored experience.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge Setting

Hitgeheim Country Lodge is strategically located near the Addo Elephant National Park – the 3rd largest in South Africa – home to iconic tuskless African Elephant herds, offering guests an opportunity for in-house arranged safaris. Explore the symbiotic experience of combining a National Park with a private game reserve, a unique offering at Hitgeheim. Witness diverse wildlife, including lions and a variety of diverse bird species, with Hitgeheim's highly trained guides and spacious open safari vehicles. Enjoy the convenience of transfers to and from Port Elizabeth (now Gqeberha), making Hitgeheim the ideal starting or finishing point for your Garden Route/Cape Town holiday.

What's included

  • Daily breakfast
  • Teas & coffees
  • Wi-Fi
  • Use of hiking trails

Frequently asked questions

  • Is Malaria a concern in this area?

  • Is there an airport shuttle?

  • Is there a restaurant on site?


  • We absolutely loved our stay

    The entire lodge felt very cozy and homey which made us feel right at home. The rooms are very big with a terrace overlooking the stunning nature of the area. The bathroom hosts an indoor and outdoor shower where you can enjoy the views first thing in the morning. We also did the Addo Park Safari via Hitgeheim and it was great. Super friendly and courteous staff. The food was delicious. We would definitely recommend this place for a great Safari stay.

    Conservio.com review

    S. Lorenz

  • Superb stay

    I truly recommend this beautiful lodge. It's a hidden paradise that provides delicious food and attentive staff. Book the safari - it's worth it!

    Conservio.com review


Hitgeheim Country Lodge impact highlights

Situated within an eco-reserve, Hitgeheim Country Lodge thrives on sustainable practices, exemplified by the utilization of solar panels to harness clean energy. Every leaf, herb, and vibrant vegetable from the lodge's vegetable garden is cultivated with the utmost affection, infusing each ingredient with a touch of love for guests' dining pleasure. Just minutes from the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, the lodge encourages guests to partake in guided safaris, providing unparalleled opportunities to witness the world's best elephant viewing in their natural habitat. Supporting local field guides, the lodge plays a crucial role in eco-tourism, nurturing a deep connection between visitors and the unique wildlife that inhabits the area. Hitgeheim Country Lodge epitomizes true South African hospitality, inviting guests to select wines from a private collection in a walk-in cellar, ensuring an unforgettable experience that extends beyond the borders of the lodge and contributes to the success of the Addo Elephant National Park conservation project.

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