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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Johannesburg, Gauteng
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rare to find a hotel that offers great room quality and phenomenal service! Rooms always clean with fantastic views over the river where we could see the elephants being walked to the waters edge, hear the sounds of Hippos and see crocodiles (safely) from our panoramic veranda. Service was exceptional! On the evening we arrived, my wallet fell from the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our two day trip we continuously experienced exceptional service from the staff. The Shangaan traditional dance show was by far one of the best we've seen in South Africa. Both breakfast and dinner was very good with a great variety on offer. Our room was very comfortable and clean. A special thanks to Lebo, Grace and Lorriane for going... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly hotel, from the individual thatched room to the lovely greeting when you first arrive making you feel like a long lost friend ,two lovely swimming pools and you can see hippos and crocs from your room balcony.A choice of menus to dine from,eating either in the resteraunt or on the terrace and the very energetic authentic African... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you so much to Mellany,Phumi and Lebo that made our stay a wonderfull experience! Our complaint was handled,swiftly and with no fuss! We will be back! Because of these wonderfull assets to your organisation! Sonja & Ettienne Gouws Golden Pipit Country Conference Centre and Lodge Centurion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place!!!!! We stayed 5nights. Needed a Dr on the first night. In 5min time the ER was in our room. 3 stitches on my 3 year old and everything was back to normal. Excellent staff and food.!!! Thanks to Lebo for quick thinking and all the beautiful people at Hippo Hollow.

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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 very lucky to have a dedicated team who not only take great pride in what they do, but who also has a passion for ensuring exceptional service to our guests in order to create a memorable stay for them. We are in particular extremely privileged... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove down from Jo'burg and stayed one night at Hippo Hollow before driving to our lodge in Sabi Sands. We chose Hippo Hollow because it was next to Elephant Whispers - we wanted to visit this before driving to our next hotel. The reception was outside and seemed to be more for large groups. It was quick and friendly... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. Our check in point is situated outside, although we do have an indoor reception area. From arrival our goal is to create a relaxing and African ambience and what better way to do that than being checked in with nature surrounding. As a 3 star establishment we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we entered the estate to Hippo Hollow our rep said look to your right and look out for Neville the crocodile! What a way to begin our stay at this lovely place. Added to that at around 9:00 pm the Hippo(s) appear on the grass below the terrace. Service was good and staff very friendly. The rooms were spacious... 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 sharing it with us. We truly are privileged to be surrounded with true nature and the extraordinary wild life that comes with it. We are glad you got to experience on our doorstep. Our Shangaan River Club is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Hippo Hollow. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms comfortable. We spent three nights, going on safari into Kruger Park which is 15 mins away and then to Sabi Sands. The staff were very friendly and helpful with a nice bar. Breakfast and lunch was good, we didn't try their dinner. On the first night we did... More 

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We regard guest feedback as an opportunity to upkeep and improve on the products and services that we offer at our establishment and we would like to thank you for providing us with yours. The Shangaan River Club is based on African Cultural performances. The entire show and buffet revolves around African tradition. This restaurant offers guest the opportunity to... More 

Benoni, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Knowing that you found your entire stay and everything we had to offer to your satisfaction, brings us great pride. Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are extremely privileged to have a team who take great pride in their work. A team who find there passion and motivation through guest satisfaction. We are in particular... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. It is heartwarming to know that you felt welcome and comfortable at our hotel. Your review is what motivates our staff. Thank you for your kind words. You may have arrived as our guest, but you certainly left as part of the Hippo Hollow Family. We look... More 

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