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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with our South Africa Riviera tour and it was an idyllic place to begin a wonderful holiday. The string of the hotel is perfect and we watched kingfishers as we ate breakfast. Do rake binoculars to breakfast as you never know what you might see. The food was very good especially the buffet, the rooms were comfortable... More 

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

Knowing that you enjoyed your stay here with us to the fullest, is what motivates us. Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are very privileged to be located in an area whereby we are surrounded with nothing but true nature and beautiful creatures. More specific so, we are very lucky to have a dedicated team... More 

Melbourne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tip No. 1: stay for as long as you possibly can. Our two night sojourn with most of the time spent in nearby Kruger wasn't long enough to take advantage of this restful, scenic location. Tip No. 2: see Tip No. 1. A very welcome cool drink introduced us to this lush, beautifully landscaped tropical setting housing thatched cottages and... 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 provide us with your valuable feedback. We are delighted that you found our hotel and everything the restaurant has to offer to your satisfaction. It’s what motivates us to upkeep and improve on the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were booked into Hippo Hollow as a part of a South Africa/Riviera Travel tour - and it was a fabulous three night stay. For visiting the Kruger National Park, it is near the Phabeni Gate and not too far from the Panorama Route. Staff, food, facilities all excellent - and, yes, we saw hippos on the grass lawned area... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. The staff at Hippo Hollow would like to thank you for your kind words. We are truly privileged to be located in a area where we are surrounded by beautiful nature and wildlife. We are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to... More 

Pittsburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was lovely and very welcoming. The grounds were very nice, breakfast was great and good wifi in the main areas. The highlight of Hippo Hollow was in the evening we were fortunate enough to see a mother and baby come out onto the grounds right off the river and feed! Truly a great site and an amazing introduction... More 

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We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. It is extremely motivating to know that you found our products and services to your satisfaction. Thank you for your kind words. We are very privileged to have such extraordinary animals and beauty surround us and knowing that you were able to experience on our doorstep, brings us... More 

Suffolk.England
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here three nights as part of a Riviera tour from U.K ( with one of those nights in tented accommodation within Kruger park ) we had a nice clean first floor room with views across inner courtyard and pool.Balcony, bath and shower, good restaurant and evening buffet.The room has everything you need. The amazing thing about this place is... More 

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

Knowing that you had a memorable stay with us, is what motivates us. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. I am glad that you received such warm and friendly service from the staff and that you found the room and the food to be of your satisfaction. We hope you had a safe journey home... More 

Bologna, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Beautiful, comfortable and sizable rooms with an African feel; stunning grounds with hippos and birds and koi; and a friendly, helpful staff. Restaurant food was OK - I'm not a food person, so as long as it's edible that's good enough for me. Internet worked great. They had books to trade and a little gift shop. More than anything, this... More 

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

Having had the opportunity to being part of making your trip such a memorable one, brings us great joy. Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Your review certainly motivates the staff to upkeep and improve on the services that they provide. Knowing that you found your experience with us so memorable, is something we will cherish... More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Hippo Hollow was just such an amazing experience. The setting is just stunning with the added luxury of a mother hippo and her baby bathing in the river each night. The accommodation is authentic and was an extremely high standard. Also ate at the restaurant and drank at the bar, both 5 star. I would like to thank 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. Receiving such heart warming feedback is what puts a genuine smile on our staffs’ faces. We are very lucky to have Decent as part of our team and he would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words. Knowing that your expectations were... More 

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Address: Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hippo Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#5 Family Hotel in Hazyview

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