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About Hippo Hollow

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is situated outside Hazyview on the Sabi River between the Drakensberg mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld to the west. It is the ideal destination from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the sights of Mpumalanga. Hippo Hollow is just 10 minutes from the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route, which includes Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon, and the many fantastic waterfalls of the escarpment close by.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate provides the ideal breakaway from the rigorous of city life. The lodge has an "Out of Africa" feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. The A La Carte Restaurant invites guests to enjoy fine cuisine accompanied by South African wines selected from our wine cellar. Relax at one of the two beautifully positioned swimming pools set amongst lush gardens, or take a helicopter adventure, where you will swoop over deep and mysterious gorges, linger above roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls, and view the fascinating and dramatic rock formations of the Blyde River Canyon.

A range of activities such as a trip to Shangaan Cultural Village, white water rafting, quad biking, open vehicle safaris into the Kruger National Park, kloofing, abseiling and horse riding, to mention but a few, can be arranged by our friendly staff at reception.

Safari: We can arrange full- or half-day excursions to Blyde River Canyon and/or Kruger National Park.

Golf: The Sabie River Bungalows Golf Club is just outside Hazyview, which is about 40 km from the Kruger National Park and situated along the Sabie River. Nature trails and abundant bird life make it a great destination for golfers and their families.

Wedding Venues: Our wedding packages promise to provide an extremely memorable affair and offer the bride, the groom and their guests a truly life changing experience.

Conference Venues: Hippo Hollow has a large conference centre with full banqueting facilities and conference equipment.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 404
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Courtyard Hotel Rooms - Single Occupancy Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 54 Our Courtyard Hotel Rooms are ideal for guests who still want the basic comforts of television, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
    from R1550 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Courtyard Hotel Rooms - Double Occupancy Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 54 Our Courtyard Hotel Rooms are ideal for guests who still want the basic comforts of television, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
        from R2290 Room rate
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          • Garden Chalets - Double Occupancy Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 19 If you are looking to escape the rat race, these chalets are for you... They do not have televisions, telephones or wi-f... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            from R1550 Room rate
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              • River Chalet (2 x Adults + 1 Child) Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 18 If you are looking to escape the rat race, these chalets are for you... They do not have televisions, telephones or wi-f... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
                from R3370 Room rate
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                  • River Chalet (2 x Adults) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 15 If you are looking to escape the rat race, these chalets are for you... They do not have televisions, telephones or wi-f... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
                    from R2740 Room rate
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                      • River Chalet (2 x Adults + 2 Children) Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 15 If you are looking to escape the rat race, these chalets are for you... They do not have televisions, telephones or wi-f... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
                        from R4000 Room rate
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                          • Garden Chalet - Single Occupancy Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 14 If you are looking to escape the rat race, these chalets are for you... They do not have televisions, telephones or wi-f... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views see more Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                            from R1550 Room rate
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                              • Deluxe River Chalets Family Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 The Deluxe River Chalets are perfect for families with a loft room with a sleeper couch, the room also include AC and... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
                                from R4550 Room rate
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                                  Reviews for Hippo Hollow

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                                  Tracy Russouw, South Africa
                                  03 May 2016

                                  Wondeful place with wonderful staff!! Great location and sightings of the hippos at night were memorable. Definitely will recommend to friends!!

                                  Marianne Russell, South Africa
                                  27 January 2012

                                  The staff were very accommodating. The accommodation was clean, neat and tidy. However, the restaurant experience was not good. Dinner was cold and still frozen when it arrived at our table 45 minutes after ordering. But there are other restaurants in the area.

                                  Michael Groves, South Africa
                                  30 December 2008

                                  Our stay was very pleasant marred only by the weather on Xmas day and the Sunday at the end of our visit hence we left a day early.

                                  Anonymous, South Africa
                                  05 May 2008

                                  Wow - TC was so friendly and attentative - we really felt like royalty. Thanks to all. Your restaurant is fantastic. Just a pity we didn't see hippos. Thanks a mil

                                  hilary Nepgen, United States of America
                                  03 January 2007

                                  I can't tell you how great this place is. My husband and I are upset we didn't spend more time there. I would recommend this place to anyone!!!

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                                  Hippo Hollow Map

                                  Hippo Hollow is 2.2km from the centre of Hazyview , the nearest airport 39.3km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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