Initially I was disappointed as I had been allocated a dull dark room on the ground floor, with the back window overlooking the parking area for buses and some dark bushes. It also had a rather damp smelling bathroom. However, I was easily accommodated when I asked to change and can happily recommend the rooms upstairs,... mine had a little balcony overlooking the swimming pool and the garden, which was really comfortable and very clean. It also had been recently refurbished. No shower, only a bath, but this was not a problem for me. They had English wall plugs as well as SA, which were handy if you had not brought enough adaptors.
The dining room was very pleasant with an outside area leading down to the river. One night a Happy Hippo turned up on the opposite bank to provide the floor show!
Food is excellent, and the breakfast buffet very adequate for all tastes. The staff were very friendly and helpful.. overall this was a very good experience.
Downs: Wifi is temperamental, if that is important to you. Only available in the lounge and dining area.
Beware: don't send delicate or fine fabric clothes to the laundry..... they all get washed and ironed at the same temperature!! (like HOT)
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- Also Known As:
- Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel Hazyview
- Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga