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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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Phalaborwa, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed at Hippo hollow over Easter weekend , friendly staff at arrival, took us to our river view chalet and what a wonderful view!! Had supper at their restaurant outside with the most amazing view. Food was very good and a nice selection of good wines The grounds are very well kept with a stunning clean pool. Chalet was very... 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 thoroughly enjoyed your Easter weekend here with us. We are extremely privileged to be surrounded by such extraordinary creatures and even more so that you were able to have this experience a stone throw away. It’s truly motivating that you... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed or experience staying at hippo hollow, April 2015- accomodation was well presented, the environs were very asthetic, well maintained, enjoyed eating at the restaurant....and most of all the hospitality shown by our waitress,Pinky. A highlight was observing a hippo wandering up from the Sabie river to graze on the lawn one night after dinner,

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

Knowing that we were part in making your trip a memorable one, brings us great joy. Thank you for sharing it with us. The enthusiasm from our staff comes from the heart and we are extremely privileged to have such a committed team. Pinky, in particular, has shown her passion for people many a times and she would like to... More 

Houten, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hippo Hollow was a wonderfull experience. We stayed in a river view chalet. Beds are good, two persons shower and a beautiful veranda. We did have a mouse in the room. This complaint was not handeld very well. At first the staff stried to deny there is a mouse. I know how mouse droppings look like! They said they tried... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us. Knowing that you found the restaurant, the pool and all it has to offer to your satisfaction, brings us great joy. Thank you for your kind words. Bats and Geckos tend to make the roofs their home and while bats are an endangered species and we are not allowed to... More 

Pretoria
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nice and clean. People are nice and friendly! Swimming Pool are a dream! the breakfast area it's nice and good variety! we really enjoyed our stay!! you are close to Mpumalanga Mac Mac Falls, and God Window! you can travel easy around and enjoyed all the little village. very interesting!

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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 glad that you found the staff, food and property to be enjoyable. It’s what motivates us to upkeep and improve. We are privileged to be located in a central area where all the breathtaking excursions are just around the corner. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Hippo... More 

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147 reviews 147 reviews
82 hotel reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty big place, that caters to groups, Hippo Hollow is surpriseless. Comfortable, but not luxurious, friendly but with limits, rooms ok, wifi less so, breakfast buffet average. A reasonable chance to see hippos and reasonable prices. A decent place to stay dor a couple of days. no more...

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

We regard guest feedback as the perfect opportunity to upkeep and improve on the products and services that we offer at our establishment and would like to thank you for providing us with yours. Hippo Hollow is a 3 star hotel where we like to keep things as simple as possible. Our rooms are designed to create an African ambience... More 

Scotsman living in France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hippo Hollow was one of the hotels on a pre-arranged tour. Having arrived from Swaziland, Hippo Hollow was a welcome breath of fresh air. We remained for only one night but were extremely happy with our room and with the service, with some special thanks to Houstin for his warm welcome. Our room, n° 58 a ground level courtyard room,... 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, makes us proud. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We are privileged to have a team who dedicated themselves to our guests. Not only do they welcome you as our guests, but they make you part of the... More 

Overpelt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More than we expected had Hippo Hollow. The lodges were beautiful, but outside it was also beautiful. The people they were great. They have a lot of things that you can do. The cook "chef Ken" who prepare our food, it was in one word "excellent". The waitress "Lindiwe" who served our meal did everything to feel us at home.... 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 feedback with us. Your kind words are truly inspirational not only to Kenny and Lindiwe, but all the staff at Hippo Hollow. They would like to thank you for the opportunity to being part of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back next year....for a few days longer. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. My family and I had a superb three days at Hippo Hollow. The staff were excellent and a special Thank you to Lorraine the assistant Restaurant Manager who was brilliant and made my family feel very special. Highly recommend Hippo Hollow to all and will certainly visit again. Thank you guys

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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 write to us. We are very privileged to have a dedicated team whose passion it is to ensure happy customers, we are in particular very lucky to have Lorraine on this team. She would... More 

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