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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Spent 2 nights at the lovely Hippo Hollow Country Estate; greeted by smiling faces and a delicious welcome-drink in traditional African cups. Rooms very basic but clean and comfortable! Would suggest re-positioning the hair-dryers as the chord in my room wasn't quite long enough, making drying one's hair quite a task! Food at the lodge was lovely; I enjoyed the...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very glad that you were so warmly welcomed and are truly privileged to have such a dedicated team who commit themselves to ensuring that our guests enjoy their stay. They are not only determined to do this through their services that they provide but also by...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A friend and I came from lunch which was arranged through Elephant Whipsers as a part of our Elephant Interaction with lunch. The food was ok and the staff was amazing. The grounds were so beautiful, it made us wish we had chosen to stay there instead of at Laughing Waters Guest House (which I would not recommend). Will stay...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our staff takes great pride in what they do and considers it their passion. We are very lucky to have such a committed team whose philosophy it is to ensure guests’ expectations are exceeded. They would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words....

Penguin, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited Hippo Hollow in August for 2 nights and loved it, there's afew different sorts of accomodation there we just stayed in the hotel part which didn't look much from the outside but the rooms were very spacious and modern, the outlook of the courtyard on the inside of the rooms over the pool was a gorgeous atmosphere! Food...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Having had the opportunity to being part in making your trip such a memorable one, brings us great joy. Thank you for sharing it with us. Knowing that you found the hotel, the restaurant and all it has to offer to your satisfaction, brings us great joy. We are extremely privileged to have such a passionate team. Thank you for...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We were looking for moderately priced accommodation at Hazyview to stay for a couple of days during a trip to Kruger National Park and chose Hippo Hollow as meeting that criteria. We were prepared for some compromises. No way. This place is fabulous. Accommodation is in a relatively large cluster of chalets on an immaculate park-like estate on the edge...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Your feedback is absolutely heartwarming and a motivation to all our staff, to upkeep the services they provide. Something they take great pride in. Hippo Hollow is very passionate about the experience we provide to our guests and knowing that you found it all to your satisfaction,...

Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2015

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hippo Hollow Country Estate for one (1) night during our 2 week trip through South Africa. The welcome greeting and sweet tea was terrific, and the rooms were comfortable and very clean. The restaurant was very good, and the wine list excellent. Our service for both dinner and buffet...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We firmly believe in creating a home away from home for our guests, where they are welcomed with open arms and made to feel comfortable and relaxed. Knowing that we were able to made you feel at home, brings us great joy. Thank you for your kind words....

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Super little self-catering chalet that's a perfect base for exploring Kruger and Panorama route. We ate at Pioneer Grill in Hazyview which I recommend highly. Room was spotless and comfortable but a heater would have been useful given that it was winter. Parking at the front of the chalet was useful so didn't have to take bags or shopping far....

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Knowing that we were part in making your trip such a memorable one, brings us great joy. Thank you for sharing it with us. We are glad that you found the rooms to your satisfaction and convenience. We do have extra blankets and pillows in the room cupboards and heaters available for our guests and I assure you have you...

Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Upon our arrival we were met at the entrance by one of the very friendly staff and we were given a welcoming drink in the cutest pottery mugs (I bought two as keepsakes). It is a beautiful, relaxing setting and with such friendly staff one can not help but relax. It is very close to the Kruger so we could...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Having had the opportunity to being part in making your trip such a memorable one, brings us great joy. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. It’s heartwarming to know that you received such a warm welcome and that you were treated with friendliness throughout your stay. Our staff is very passionate in what they do...

Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Thank you to the wonderful and friendly team of this incredible property. The river room we stayed in was spacious and well equipped and the views from the deck were incredible. The fantastic food by chef Kenny and his team were amazing . Sifiso, Lorianne , Martha , Grace , Houston , chef Kenny "kunene" and the rest of the...

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Knowing that you found the room, the restaurant and all we had to offer to your satisfaction is what motivates us. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team who take great pride in what they do. Their work is a pure reflection of the...

Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We were so impressed with the fantastic service! A very helpful and friendly staff compliment! These wonderful people are making South Africa proud!! Cosy rooms with excellant settings! I loved the river view! Highly recommended!

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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Your kind words are what inspires and motivates the staff to upkeep their performances. We are extremely privileged to be located in one of South Africa’s most exquisite landscapes and the staff here at Hippo Hollow takes great pride in it too. Not only do we regard Hippo...

Haslemere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We enjoyed our 4 nights at Hippo Hollow and were particularly taken with the friendliness of the staff. We had a chalet overlooking the Sabie river with lovely views from the balcony. We enjoyed several evening meals from a good if limited menu and were delighted to see a hippo feeding on the lawn outside the restaurant one evening. Eating...

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We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. It’s heartwarming to know that the staff treated you with friendliness and that you found the African cuisines we had to offer, enjoyable. Thank you for your kind words. We truly are privileged to be able to provide such a tranquil setting where our guests have the opportunity...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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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