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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an exceltional hotel with the opportunity to see hippos grazing the lawns of the hotel at close hand at nightfall. Rooms are spacious, including the shower - very clean and all staff are courteous polite and enduringly cheerful. The restaurant food was generally excellent and the Shangaan dancing was very spectacular. There is an elephant sanctuary locally which...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Jerry O It always puts a smile to our faces when our guests receive their money's worth. Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Hippo Hollow, I'm happy that your expectations were met with regards to the Shangaan spectacular and that the restaurant food was excellent. We hope to see you again in the near future. thank...

Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Riviera tour. The accommodation is clean, spacious and well equipped. There are very good swimming pools ( very welcome after a long journey) and the food was of good quality. The staff were friendly although bar service could be frustratingly slow! It was a wonderful experience to dine in the...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Dave A Thank you so much for staying at Hippo Hollow , we highly appreciate it. i'm glad that you enjoyed our restaurant food aswell as the elephant sanctuary and the hippos on the lawn. your stay with us was highly appreciated. we look forward to seeing you again in the near future, and thank you for the feedback...

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spacious room with 2 x double beds, kettle, tea & coffee, tv, large walk in shower, hairdryer, toiletries, fan & aircon, safe, balcony. Hotel has 2 pools with sunbeds & parasols, welcome drink on arrival, great Shangaan festival & African food buffet night for R350. Short drive to Kruger National park. There are quite a few power cuts in this...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, Hope you had a safe journey back hoe We are happy to heat that you had great time at Hippo Hollow and the fact that all your expectations were met, made us so proud. We hope to see you in the near future.

London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel. Ideal for visiting Kruger National Park. Rooms had thatched roofs and the hotel blended into its surroundings. The accommodation surrounded an outdoor swimming pool set in a large lawned area. The rooms had all amenities necessary. The dining room opened onto a grassy area sloping down to water. Various animals came up onto the grass during...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Blueray88, Thanks for the review on tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you were well looked after during your stay, which will be unforgettable. Wow, even the monkeys and the hippos also took turns to coma and say haloo. It was a great pleasure to have you as one of our guest at Hippo Hollow

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night whilst on our way to Manyeleti Safari Reserve. Perfect for our needs. Excelled by finding hippo's grazing just near the restaurant. Food was very good. Beds a bit hard but two pools and lovely reception when we arrived. Seems to cater for larger groups but the grounds perfectly big enough to allow space.

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Victoria N Thank you so much for choosing to stay at a Hippo Hollow. We hope you had a safe journey back home and we hope to see you again in the near future. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and the Hippos grazing around. Thank you once again.

Nelspruit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried to book a Shangaan Cultural experience for my guests, and after being given all the details (and not being informed that space was limited) I called back to confirm only to find out that they were in fact full. Made an provisinal booking for another night, only to phone and find out that not only was no provisional...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Lories, Thank you for the above review, It saddens us to hear that you had such miscommunication, however, on the very same day - your lodge was called several times to reconfirm the new date for the Shangaan Cultural experience and there was no answer from your side. Hippo Hollow called again and spoke to Yanza and left the...

Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed in our arrival and shown to our lovely straw roofed lodge. The rooms were clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Located in a beautiful part of the country, the whole complex is a natural paradise. The breakfast was very good but the highlight of our stay had to be dining in the restaurant watching the...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Pat, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. It always put a smile to us " The Hippo Hollow Team" when we receive such feed backs. If I had to write and explain how it feels it will take for ever. We are looking forward to see you in the near future.

Kent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic stay here - stayed two nights as part of a group tour and easy access to Kruger National Park for the safari game drive we did. Mix of individual chalets on one side, some with river views and on the other side the ivy clad hotel block set around the grassed area, pool area and sunloungers where...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sophiel_10, Hope you had a safe journey back home. We are so grateful by sharing your fantastic two nights experience at the Unique place where you can see hippos grazing while enjoying the dinner from our restaurant over looking the Sabie River. It makes us proud when we hear that our guest has the best time while staying with...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic two night stay in Hippo Hollow. On arrival we were immediately greeted by Ephraim who welcomed us with refreshing cold drinks. I booked two riverfront chalets and both were comfortable, spotlessly clean with a beautiful view of the river. The river was quite high and flowing fairly quickly so we weren’t really expecting to see hippos but...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Safarigilr82, Thank you very much for the feedback on trip advisor. It always motivating to us to hear that our guest are well looked after from the time they drove into the gate until check out time. Unfortunately we don't have any control when it comes to the electricity, and thank you for understanding. We hope to see you...

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Food, Excellent Cabins, Excellent Gardens, Excellent Deal of the Personal. Food Incredible, Pricing and everything clean. By the night we enjoyed dining at the lounge watching some hippos on the lawn near Sabi River. Sfiso was very gentle and he arranged for us some safaris and panorama tours. Memorable moments! everything were perfect

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Pixelman, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. It's through your most valued comments that we are able achieve the high standards that we strive for. I see that all your expectations were met. Happy to hear that Sfiso also played a big role in making your stay to be a memorable one. Hope...

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Additional Information about Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Address: Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Price Range: $138 - $529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippo Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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“We stayed in room 77 1st floor, end of block with large balcony & easy access for main hotel & pool area”
jackieb242, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent but we would advise first floor.”
Blueray88, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“sabi river view cabins are the best!”
pixelman2017, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Dine out on the terrace or in the window of the dining room in the hope of hippo watching.”
Jmd4649, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Everything at Hippo Hollow is very nice.”
868meretem, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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