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3 Days Luxury Addo Elephant National Park Safari in South Africa

Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco-Reserve, Off R336 Addo / Kirkwood, Addo, Eastern Cape, 6115, South Africa

Beginner Safari in South Africa

Addo Elephant National park is the best place to encounter the African elephant. Hitgeheim Lodge offers the most serene setting, at the heart of the Sundays River Valley, with spectacular views. What makes Hitgeheim special is its team knowledge and experience of the Addo region. Hitgeheim’s tour guides are professionals who will give you the best chance of the most spectacular game views. Located in the Eastern Cape which is a sunny, mild and naturally malaria-free region, enjoy your best South African safari to the fullest!

Key information

  • Group safari
  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Maximum group size: 10 persons
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 2 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Languages: English speaking guides
  • All park fees, gate fees, and conservation levies are included.

Highlights

  • One game drive
  • Luxury open-top safari vehicles
  • Chance to see the Big Five, especially elephants
  • Visit the world-renowned Addo Elephant National Park
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation
  • Picnic at Jack’s Restrooms
  • Breakfast and dinner

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


1 activity days
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Port Elizabeth Airport (US$89 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Accommodation is provided in stylishly furnished chalets with luxurious bathrooms, and all include wooden decks with breathtaking views over citrus orchards and the sweeping countryside. Experience the serenity of waking up to the haunting cries of the fish-eagles, residents to the Sundays River below.

  • Accommodation level: Luxury

Program

Day 1

Check in from 2:00 p.m. and have dinner with Hitgeheim.

Day 2

Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and depart at 7:45 a.m. to the Addo Elephant National Park on a morning safari. Picnic at Jack’s Restrooms and return to Hitgeheim between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. to spend the afternoon at leisure and have dinner with Hitgeheim.

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast from 7:00 and check-out to depart on your next adventure.

Note that all park fees, gate fees, and conservation levies are included in the package rate. No additional fees will be charged.

Location

Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve is a luxurious Addo Elephant Park accommodation located in an eco-reserve at the heart of the Sundays River Valley, Addo area. It is only minutes away from the Addo Elephant National Park.

Accompany Hitgeheim's guide on an Addo Elephant National Park Safari for the best elephant viewing in the world. Arrange an exhilarating safari, visit one of the near-by Addo ‘Big 5’ private game reserves, interact with cheetahs at the Daniell Cheetah Outreach Project, or simply go for a walk on one of the many trails within this eco-reserve.

Food

A choice of continental or traditional breakfast is served, and depending on the weather, you can enjoy your meal outside on the veranda of the dining room and enjoy the beautiful views that the lodge is always proud to show off to their guests. Vibrant traditional flavors expertly paired with selections from the wine cellar ensure that dining with Hitgeheim is a truly unforgettable experience.

Sundowners and snacks are served on the veranda at sunset before sitting down to a traditional South African dinner prepared by the in-house chef. The crisp linen of the tablecloths, contrasting with the candlelight and thatched roof of the dining room, create the perfect ambiance for your dinner at Hitgeheim.

Please inform Hitgeheim Country Lodge & Eco Reserve prior to your visit of any special meal requests or dietary requirements so that their chef can accommodate you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Addo Adrenalin

Addo Adrenalin features the longest double zip line in Africa and the only giant swing of its kind in South Africa.

Crisscross River Safari

Crisscross River Safari offers guests the best bird watching experience in the Eastern Cape with seven different species of Kingfisher and the chance of sighting the magnificent Fish Eagle.

Daniell Cheetah Project

The aim of the project is to play a part in the conservation of the Cheetah, the re-establishment of pure gene lines, as well as educating the public on the importance of conserving of this amazing species. Daniell Cheetah Project offers unique educational tours through the project by trained tour guides. On the tour, you will be able to meet and learn more about Meerkats, Black Footed Cats, African Wild Cats, Servals, Caracals, Cheetahs, Leopards, and Lions.

What's included

  • A morning safari in the Addo Elephant National Park
  • Bed and breakfast for 2 nights
  • Dinner
  • Park fees, gate fees, and conservation levies

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Meals not specified
  • Extras not specified

How to get there

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Driving directions from the Garden Route or Port Elizabeth Airport

Important: please follow our directions and not the shortest or fastest route on the SATNav or Google Maps.

  • Follow the N2 north and turn left on to the R335.
  • Follow the road and turn left on to the R336 towards Kirkwood.
  • Follow the R336 for approximately 9 kilometers then turn left at the “Hitgeheim” sign.
  • Drive up the hill until you see the “Hitgeheim” sign on your left-hand side.

Driving directions from Steytlerville or Graaff Reinet via the R75

  • Follow the R75 and turn left on the R336.
  • Follow the R336 for approximately 21 kilometers past Kirkwood in the direction of Addo.
  • Turn right at the “Hitgeheim” sign and drive up the hill until you see the “Hitgeheim” sign on your left-hand side.

Driving directions from the North on the N10

  • Follow the N10 towards Paterson.
  • Turn right on to the R342 (which becomes the R335 later on) and follow the road past the Addo Elephant National Park main gate.
  • Turn right on to the R336 towards Kirkwood.
  • Follow the R336 for approximately 9 kilometers then turn left at the “Hitgeheim” sign.
  • Drive up the hill until you see the “Hitgeheim” sign on your left-hand side.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The transfer cost is 1,500 ZAR per person.

Airport: Port Elizabeth Airport Airport transfer available: Port Elizabeth Airport (US$89 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Children information
  • Children of all ages are welcome at Hitgeheim Country Lodge.
  • Children sharing rooms with parents between 3 and 12 are charged a surcharge.
  • Children under the age of 2, stay for free.
  • All children over the age of 12 years will be charged the child rate regardless if they are sharing existing bed and bedding.
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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