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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We recently stayed at Hippo Hollow in a courtyard room. The room was ok, but a little dated. Still, the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was also dated and a bit short on amenities. The soap, shampoo and shower soap were all affixed to the wall. There were no tissues either. But the water was hot and the shower...

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

We regard all feedback as an opportunity to upkeep and improve on the products and services that we offer and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing us with yours. Hippo Hollow focuses on providing guests with a true African Experience, in doing so we keep things as simple as possible when it comes to our...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I needed a place to stay in the Hazyview area and entertain business guests overnight. Hippo Hollow covered both very well. The restaurant was good with a nice variety of dishes and the accommodation was comfortable and clean. The hotel decor is quite well themed and the rooms were spacious. The bed was fine and the bathroom was okay. 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. It brings us great joy, knowing that you found the hotel, the restaurant and all we had to offer to your satisfaction. Thank you for your kind words. We really are privileged to be situated amongst true nature with the sight of extraordinary creatures and the sound...

Reviewed 19 August 2015

Accommodation was comfortable and clean with a view over the river where you can see and hear the animals crossing early in the morning. Food was great and they even had a local African dance show which enriched the whole African experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful. One of us was sick and the staff were very helpful...

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

Knowing that you found our products and services to your satisfaction, brings us great joy. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The staff at Hippo Hollow not only takes great pride in what they do, but they convert their passion into a service that they find to be incredibly rewarding. They would like to take this opportunity to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed here 1 night before going into the Kruger and found it ideal for this as it was on the way to many of the gates and relatively central to Hazyview for picking up supplies. The lodge was lovely and the rooms over looking the river were full of character and nicely presented. We watched a hippo float up...

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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. We do our best to ensure that our guests receive the African experience they came for, by doing so we try and keep things as simple as possible. We are very lucky to be situated amongst such tranquility. Our Shangaan River Club is based on cultural tradition...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We stayed here for three nights on a tour of South Africa. All our accommodation was great but Hippo Hollow stood out because of the amazing opportunity to watch hippos grazing on the lawn below the terrace. A crocodile also made an appearance. It is also very convenient for Kruger, being about fifteen minutes from one of the gates. The...

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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. We are indeed, very privileged to be surrounded by these extraordinary creatures and greenery. Even more so, we are very lucky to have such a dedicated team to ensure it...

Reviewed 10 August 2015

We spent one night at Hippo Hollow during out South African vacation and we were pleasantly surprised! The friendly staff greeted us immediately, and checked us into our rooms. Rooms were very nice and clean and the property is beautiful. We had dinner and breakfast in their restaurant, both excellent, and we were able to see hippos grazing out of...

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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. Knowing that you felt welcome and comfortable from arrival to departure, brings us great joy. We 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...

Grenoble, France
Reviewed 3 August 2015

If you want to have a chance to see hippos safely as close as a few meters away, you should stay at the Hippo Hollow Country Estate and wait until 10:30pmish on the terrasse of the restaurant... The hotel is good, with independant lodges and geat view on the river. Beware of crocodiles and hippos if you go on 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. We truly are privileged to be surrounded by these extraordinary creatures and we are very glad that you were able to have this experience with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Hollow Country Estate.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I was part of a group tour and this was a one night stop over between game reserves. The grounds were beautiful with monkeys being part of the landscape. The room was very nice and clean. The wifi hot spot was iffy, but I wasn't on vacation to stay on the internet. The breakfast and evening buffet were excellent. The...

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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. We are very glad to know that you were treated with warmth and friendliness. We are very lucky to have a team that’s so dedicated and they would like to take this opportunity to...

Province of Prato, Italy
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I have just come back from my honey moon in south africa. This lodge is the best I have ever been. We had a beautiful view from our terrace, we saw the elefants from our room. The rooms are very cleaned and the kitchen is very very good. The staff is really kindly and always available. If you have a...

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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. 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. We are in particular very lucky to have Patrick...

Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This was just a quick overnight stay for us. We needed a place to overnight so we could get into our next camp. The property is gorgeous and the staff was very friendly and attentive. As I said, we arrived late in the day and did not participate in any game activities. We did enjoy a wonderful dinner at the...

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. 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 the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Hollow...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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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: RM593 - RM2,024 (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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“Dine out on the terrace or in the window of the dining room in the hope of hippo watching.”
 of 5 bubbles Jmd4649, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Everything at Hippo Hollow is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 868meretem, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we didn't stay in the hotel, however it looked superb. Purely came for the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 458lesleyd, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you use the restaurant book a table on the terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 263stephenk, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuartbuxton, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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