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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

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Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.... More 

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

Randburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Haslemere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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