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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

With a group of 20, we came all excited to visit the Kruger Park the day after. On our way we stopped over at Hippo Hollow, which was a very nice experience. The rooms had good space and were fine, but the very best was the evening and morning buffet. The outdoor seating near the Zabie river was so nice....

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Superb Hotel! Friendly, accommodating staff who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Rooms are stunning. The food is divine, thank you to Loraine for your friendly service during our breakfasts and lunches. Great to sit on the patio and watch the monkeys, hippos and elephants. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spend 2 nights at Hippo Hollow and wished we could have stayed longer. It was perfect! Highly reccommend booking a riverside lodge, it was very spacious for 2 and had a huge deck overlooking the river. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant and all our meals were great with a beautiful view of the river and...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very attractive hotel set by a river with the odd hippo appearing in the evening. Accommodation was rooms set around the complex and the swimming pool.we had 3 nights there and the staff were excellent and the food was very good and plentiful. Would stay there again a great place.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our three night stay in this excellent hotel proved to be one of the highlights of our visit to South Africa. We had a delightful room adjacent to a welcoming swimming pool. The food was excellent though the service was somewhat slow. The dining room and outside dining area overlooked the river which was home to several hippos and crocodiles....

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

Dear Mikeandros, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. It's through all our most valued comments that we are able achieve the high standards that we strive for. I see we met all your expectations with the clean and fresh rooms, restaurants, etc our location being close by almost to all the attractions of Mpumalanga,...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our all too short stay in this complex. The staff were polite, helpful and very friendly throughout. The food was to a high standard with many choices which were regularly replenished. The service from the bar was perhaps a little haphazard, but as they were also preparing drinks for dining customers, this can perhaps be forgiven.The rooms were...

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

Dear Stuartbuxton, Thank you so much for your kind words and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back on your next trip to South Africa. Kind Regards

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with a tour group doing a safari in Kruger National Park. what a great place to stay. Dropped our bags off and within 10 minutes we were at the Kruger gates and onto our safari buses. First night had a wonderful buffet style dinner and got to see the hippos up on the lawn near...

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is in a beautiful setting and the outside patio is lovely. I have been there twice in the last month. The first time was for lunch. The food was very average & the service was quite poor. But, the hippos came out of the water which was great. The second time was for breakfast. It was a very average...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Stay at Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel at Hazyview was excellent and really memorable. The lodge is covering a wide area in front of the river and wide lush green area. The rooms are very large with nice facilities and comfortable beds, which are located in two levels facing the pool. The bathroom is nice with full amenities. The...

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

Dear Saeed, A very big thank you for your kind word based on your experience at Hippo Hollow Country Estate It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping over 60 million visitors every month plan the perfect trip, and your comment has just said it all about The Hippo Hollow Country Estate. All the best, hope to see you soon

Billericay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are lucky enough to see the magnificent hippos come out of the water to graze - it's breathtaking !! The food leaves a lot to be desired. There is a buffet option or a la carte which we went for but everything smothered in sweet sauce and all 4 meals were cold. The staff are attentive and the...

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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: $172 - $586 (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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“All looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuartbuxton, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Basically an explore from hotel, but first floor with balcony good.”
 of 5 bubbles lfendi_191751, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the swimming pool but some back onto the car & coach park.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewhJ3549PE, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“good stop in between game reserves”
 of 5 bubbles aluisman, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“look for something away from the car park where buses warm up early for trips to Kruger”
 of 5 bubbles elvistoo, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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