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About Hippo Pools Resort

Hippo Pools Resort offers a range of self-catering accommodation, from luxurious riverside houses to smaller budget rooms. Wildlife roaming the property includes hippo, waterbuck, duiker, vervet monkeys, honey badgers as well as a fantastic range of birdlife.

Riverside houses are situated on the banks of the Olifants River; all have private splash pools, fully equipped kitchens and a braai area looking onto the river. Rooms at the resort are ideal for individual travellers or couples visiting the area. Every room has basic self-catering facilities of two plate stove, kettle, fridge, pots pans and coffee and tea making facilities. All accommodation is serviced daily and all linen is provided please bring swimming towels.

All rooms are self-catering; however, there is a great restaurant only 2 km away from us who offer an a la carte menu. If you are enjoying relaxing at the river, why not let us make your side dishes for your own braai.

The resort boasts a small riverside chapel for intimate weddings, a private airstrip for avid aviator’s microlight trips can be arranged for anyone keen to give it a try, a large swimming pool, games room and tea garden for light snacks and drinks.

The resort is a fantastic base to explore the area, situated 55 km from the Phalaborwa gate and 100 km from the Orpen gate of the Kruger Park.

  • Response Rate: 29%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 41 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 56
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Hippo cottage has a minimum booking of 2 nights.

Over public holidays there is a minimum booking of 2 nights accross all accommodation.

Hippo Pools Resort Rooms

Reviews for Hippo Pools Resort

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Hannes Roux
27 August 2017

Rustigheid en stilte van die bos

Corné Van Dongen, South Africa
12 April 2016

Was there with my 3 sons, kids enjoyed the big pool, the airplanes flying and landing there and the biljart!

Abegail Madonsela, South Africa
14 September 2015

The place is beautiful. I had a fabolous weekend....

Adel Mare, South Africa
07 May 2015

Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend!We enjoyed it!Great place to stay.

Mavis Madumo, South Africa
05 October 2014

The place is good if you want to relax and have a quite time. We enjoyed the breakfast.

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Hippo Pools Resort is 23.7km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 33.6km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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