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Hippo Pools Resort

On the R40, 22km North of Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were helpful and friendly but not as close to the airport as thought so had to pay for transfer. We just paid for basic room which had no air conditioning but it was clean and neat. Swimming pool was fantastic. Unfortunately didn't sight any hippos that morning. Wifi was free but only accessible around reception area.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely 'basic', rustic lodge with splendid Hippos and other wildlife roaming around. There is no air conditioning, however, so be prepared to BOIL! We were told there would be air con, but there were very slow ceiling fans instead. My friends slept on the floor and other locations to try and get cool at night. None of the doors to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

No, seriously. The facilities are wonderful and the rooms are very well taken care of. This is not the place to party, but rather enjoy the nature and peace. Hippos may even come out of the river at night. Arrive as early as possible or you will regret it. I wanted to offset my entire trip by a day so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A quaint hidden away set of apartments and hotel. No hippos during our visit and rather ironically to the name no pool. it may well have been a seasonal issue. I stayed here for three nights on business about a 15 min drive out of Hoedspruit. Follow the signs and then through the lane and it sort of appears on... More 

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Thank Dave L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our family of 6 stayed in 1 of the houses at Hippo Pools, which was ideal. We were only passing through for 1 night but were made to feel very welcome by Meryl, who was also a good source of local information. After breakfast we saw Hippos in the river outside our windows. Perfect.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We arrived on a hot summer’s day. We booked months in advance in order to attend a wedding on a nearby game farm. The bride recommended this venue. We arrived an hour early and were served complimentary drinks whilst we awaited our rooms to be readied. We enjoyed sandwiches with it and the chef visited personally to enquire about our... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our family of five stayed in a self-catered budget room that was perfect for our needs. The room was clean and it was great to have all the linen provided. A small braai area outside the room was great to cook our evening meal on and relax. The kids LOVED the swimming pool and the staff were amazingly friendly, providing... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was really nice to stay there. The food was delicious and at a cheap price for the quality of it. The service was fantastic. I don't remember the name of the lady in the reception but she did an outstanding job when we were there my 2 boys and I. We were lucky to see hippos out of the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

. On arrival at The Kamagelo Visitor Centre in Hoedspruit we phoned the Hippo Pools for our transfer to the resort. We had organised this with the owners before our trip. We stayed at the Hippo Pools for 6 days in one of their self catering Rondavells .For 2 days we relaxed and had food, which was reasonably priced, very... More 

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Putten NL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

- Location: yes, safe but so remote.. 20km from Hoedspruit, 50km from Phalaborwa with only private game reserves around. - Luxury rondavel: indeed most complete, even an ironing board, good furniture, best shower we had this trip, no mosquito screens though and while garden nicely landscaped the ambiance to sit there was not enough.The daily rate of over EUR 55... More 

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