Hitgeheim Country Lodge

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Welcome to Hitgeheim Country Lodge, escape from the noise and chaos of the modern world and find solace in the tranquility that surrounds you, while with us at Hitgeheim Country Lodge. Enjoy true owner-managed South African hospitality, awesome dining and the best Malaria Free Wildlife Safari experiences, brimming with adventure and wonder.

Enjoy one of our 16 stylish free-standing thatched chalets with luxurious bathrooms, some with wooden decks and private splash pools. Each chalet is private and offers breathtaking views of citrus orchards and the countryside. Begin your day with the delightful melodies of chirping birds, accompanied by the majestic calls of the fish eagles resonating from the flowing Sundays River below.

Relax under your own veranda or in any of the other cosy public areas with sundowners, and savour a candlelit gourmet dinner or themed evening, choosing your wine from our private collection in the underground cellar.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge is divided into two sections to cater to different needs. The adults-only section provides a peaceful retreat for couples or solo travellers seeking a tranquil getaway with their own swimming pool. Some with their own splash pool. Meanwhile, the family-friendly section is perfect for those travelling with children, offering a comfortable and welcoming environment for all, also with their own swimming pool for all to enjoy.

Hitgeheim is proud to announce that it has recently added three (3) self catering units to its offerings.

Two one bedroom garden cottages that sleeps 2 people sharing.  These cottages share a pool and braai area.

And one garden cottage with two bedrooms that can either sleeps three (3) adults or two (2) adults and a (1) child.

Experience the best of South African hospitality in a Crime free owner-managed lodge environment in the Malaria Free Eastern Cape, either at your end or the beginning of your Garden Route / Cape Town holiday.

We fetch and return to and From Port Elizabeth now the city of Gqeberha, the Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport.

Please note: Our reserve gate closes at 18:00 during winter months (May – September) and 19:00 during summer months (October – April) 

Eating Out

Over the years, Hitgeheim Country Lodge has established a reputation for outstanding cuisine. Vibrant traditional flavours, paired with selections from our wine cellar chosen by yourself, ensure that dining with us is a truly unforgettable experience.

We host special dinner evenings that celebrate the authentic flavours of traditional South African cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of South Africa through our various themed evenings such as Mandela evenings, South African Barbeque Evenings, and African Evenings filled with captivating storytelling.

A choice of continental or traditional breakfast is served, and depending on the weather, you can enjoy your meal outside on the veranda of our dining room and enjoy the beautiful views that we are always proud to show off to our guests.

Sundowners and snacks are served on the veranda at sunset before sitting down to a traditional South African dinner prepared by our in-house chef.

These unique dining experiences offer a taste of South African traditions and are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.


Room / Unit Features
  • Aircon
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heaters
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Wifi
On Site Features
  • All meals & beverages
  • Laundry


At Hitgeheim Country Lodge, we take pride in being located just a stone’s throw away from the world-renowned Addo Elephant National Park, one of the most successful conservation projects in Africa.

Hitgeheim Country Lodge provides the perfect base from which to explore the best elephant viewing in the world. Our highly trained and dedicated guides, together with our luxurious open safari vehicles, are to provide our guests with unparalleled comfort, exceptional service, and world-class hospitality, while on safari.

Addo Elephant National Park is the 3rd largest national park in South Africa, home to the iconic most Southern, mostly tuskless African Elephant herds. With our exceptional location, guests have the opportunity to embark on unforgettable in-house arranged Addo Elephant National Park safaris and witness the majesty of these gentle giants in big numbers in their natural habitat.

It is not just elephants but also the very unique disease-free African Buffalo. As our very different lions, all the above and other species of wildlife have a unique story and history which you cannot read or enjoy from a guidebook.

Guests are also welcome to take leisurely walks through our scenic Eco-Reserve.

On-site Activities (For more information contact the establishment directly)





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