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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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Hippo Hollow Country Estate
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had an incredible stay at Hippo Hollow. Both the accommodation and service were amazing. Descend who tended bar was an incredible host and offered exemplary service every night!! The food in the restaurant was delicious and beautifully prepared.

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

We visit this accommodation when touring through Hazyview. The rooms are excellent and comfortable and nothing to complain about. They are kept clean and are properly stocked with tea & coffee and anything else you will find in a hotel room. The Hippo Hollow boasts a beautiful view over a the Sabie river and every now and then a hippo... More 

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Eaton, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2 nd night out and the start of our wonderful South Africa. This hotel was very good , great check in, great service and very friendly staff. Meals were excellent and prices very reasonable. Would certainly recommend this stop over. Great starting point for Kruger NP

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to say how much we enjoyed our visit here for lunch.The view from the restaurant is superb...especially when we got to see the elephants across the bridge.On a previous visit we were lucky enough to witness two male hippos fighting in the river. The food here has always been good although unfortunately they no longer serve antipasta which was... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely relaxing hotel in beautiful grounds. We had a first floor room overlooking one of the swimming pools, and it was easy to access the dining room and bar. The food was delicious and not expensive given its quality and the menu choices. The staff were friendly and helpful, and a bonus was watching the hippos and crocodiles in... More 

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Guildford
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were spacious and clean with plenty of hot water. We were provided with breakfast boxes on two mornings as we were due to leave to go on safari at the Kruger at 5.15am – both days chicken sandwiches were included – in that heat!! – I left mine. However following this a number in our party had stomach upsets.... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel really was a good value. Nice large well decorated chalets that offer charm, privacy and luxury all in one. The grounds are gorgeous, the pool is sublime, and the lodge is nice to eat, drink or work. The food was great for the money, which was not expensive and pretty tasty for a lodge out here. The service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms good but only 1 easy chair in a double room. Food good and plenty of it. They also provide breakfasts to take to Kruger. Try the ostrich carpaccio. Swimming pool good and not over chlorinated. Shortage of loungers, though.

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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 are glad that you enjoyed all the restaurant has to offer. Thank you for your kind words. We do have two swimming pools on the property, both equipped with pool loungers for the comfort of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a riverside bungalow & were blown away from the moment we arrived. Reception was excellent providing a welcome drink as you arrive & we got into our bungalow, opened up the door onto the balcony to be greeted by a heard of Elephant just the other side of the river less than 50m away! We could have sat... More 

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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. It brings us great joy knowing that you received such warm and friendly service from the word go, not only from our caring staff but also from the gentle giants across the river. Indeed, if you are looking for nature on your doorstep then the chalets are the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived ( 1 local and 2 overseas guests, travelling on business) staff were courteous and friendly. Accommodation was perfect. Clean, spacious very comfortable and quiet. Restaurant food was excellent in quality and quantity with a limited but well appointed menu. There is an added plus in that you can often seen Hippo " dining" on 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 delighted to know that you received such a inviting welcome right through to your departure. Your kind words are what inspires the staff at Hippo Hollow to upkeep... More 

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