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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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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just had a fabulous meal made by Kenny. What an amazing meal and the service by Lindiwe was just the best. Can't recommend this restaurant any higher. Great job. Added bonus saw my first ever hippo up close and personal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our family dinner.... 2 couples with young children. Excellent menu and service for all. We even had a hippo join us goby he evening, quietly grazing whilst we dined. Very special. Thanks We'll be back.

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

We stayed at Hippo Hollow for one night over the Youth Day weekend. Although a few details could use smoothing over, this was a great place to stay in Hazyview. The Room: We had a room in the main hotel, which was clean and functional if somewhat dated. My main complaint with the room was a lack of a fridge,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located about 4.5 hours from Johannesburg, we stayed for one night en route on a self drive. Easy to find and close to restaurants. Receieved a free upgrade to a pleasant river front chalet. Security is good, with patrols and staffed gated access. Service was attentive and professional. For example, flowers were laid out on the bed and we were... More 

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Torbay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 days at Hippo Hollow as part of a south Africa tour. The setting for this hotel is wonderful, especially at night when the hippos come right up to the terrace. Rooms are really comfortable with all the amenities you need. Spent one day at the poll relaxing and all praise to Houstin who bought us drinks and food... More 

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Keswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic stay. Been many places, never been more warmly treated by incredibly wonderful staff. We will return next year for sure. Lebo was spectacular in friendliness and competence. Food delicious and accomodations more than adequate.

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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. Knowing that you were taken care of from the moment you arrived, brings us great pride. Our philosophy is to ensure that our guests are comfortable and that value is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The staff was rude, but not all of them. The receptionist tried to charge me $75 more than the price online. I booked online and he was a jerk about it. I accidentally book 1 person instead of 2 so he charged me an additional R250. He booked me a room with no beds! We got another villa and they... More 

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

Here at Hippo Hollow we strive to upkeep and improve on our products and services through guest feedback and would like to thank you for providing us with yours. Our online channels offer special rates, which cannot be authorized by our front desk staff. Therefore it would not have been possible for the receptionist to honor those online rates for... More 

Oulton Broad, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have taken a good few groups to this hotel. It is always a lovely experience. Although it is graded 3 stars, I can never work out why! This time we stayed in the hotel rooms rather than the cottages. The rooms have everything you could want. The grounds are beautiful. The hippos come up on to the lawn to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your kind words are what motivate the staff. A true inspiration for what they all regard not only as their work, but as their passion. I am thrilled that you found the hotel, the restaurant and all it has to offer to your satisfaction. We look forward to... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place is fantastic! Beautiful rooms clean and spacious, the restaurant and buffet was divine! The staff are very friendly and helpful. The WiFi connection was pretty good. They have a pool and bar.

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

Knowing that you found all we have to offer to your satisfaction, brings us great joy. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are privileged to be located in a area whereby we are surrounded by such beautiful nature and what better way to acknowledge it than floating around in a swimming pool. I... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Look we only stopped here overnight so I can't make a decent review The lodge itself is a very nice place and the grounds and gardens very impressive The staff were nice and the food very good There was no WiFi in the rooms though and the worse thing was that all the rooms appear to have single beds.....none of... 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. We are truly privileged to be located in an area with such beautiful surroundings and even more so to have a team who commit themselves to maintaining these scenes. Our rooms do not have WIFI however all our public areas do have free WIFI which is easy accessible. Our rooms... More 

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