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Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2013

My wife and myself stayed at your hotel for two nights (21 - 23 October 2013). we found the hotel and its facilities very satisfactory and the staff all pleasant and helpful. However, having given our postcards (22 in total) to the reception for posting, and being assured that they would do so, we have now been home for over two weeks and not one of the postcards have been delivered. We find this very disappointing.

We would appreciate hearing your views on this matter, and in the meantime remain,

Best regards

Joan and Erwin Mueller

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Mueller

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad that you received such warm and friendly service.

Regarding your post cards, we make a point of it to take all our guests post cards through to the post office, though posting post cards through the Hazyview postal office has been known to take a bit longer than from more established CBD areas.

We hope to welcome you back to Hippo Hollow in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our four nights which we spent at Hippo Hollow will be remembered for a long time. The staff are really friendly. We felt treated as if we where part of their family. Very good and genuine food. Apart from all of this, the location is a perfect one. Our chalet overlooked the Sabie River. Thanks for making our honeymoon a perfect one :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Having had the opportunity to be a part of making your honeymoon such a memorable one brings us great joy. Thank you for providing us with your feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Hippo Hollow where you arrived as our guests but left as our friends.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

A 4 Night stay at this beautiful peaceful hotel lived up to all our expectations!!!
chalet looked over river . wher we saw the local elephants every day ..and even saw hippos
Staff were so genuinly friendly and helpful. Treated us to complimentry drinks for anniversary
and the food was some of the best meals we had while in South Africa ...Had couple of really bad thunder storms at night but was nice and hot most of the time through the day ...But to be expected this time of year ..so go prepared!!..would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone
Robert and Sheila.. Thanks to all

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Robert & Sheila,

Receiving such heart warming feedback is what puts a genuine smile on each staff members face here at Hippo Hollow. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such valuable feedback. We hope to see you next year again for another celebration.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stayed overnight as part of a group travelling through Southern Africa. Although one night is hardly enough exposure to a property to give a thorough evaluation, we were pleased with the accommodation and food. It was disappointing that we had to purchase bottled water as this was provided free in all the other accommodation we stayed in. A cultural show and dance group gave us a good introduction to the local background.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the cultural performance. We wish that you would return to Hippo Hollow Country Estate.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

The rooms were large, spotless and very comfortable. The grounds were lovely and our room overlooked the river. We had a buffet the first evening and then tried a la carte the following day. The meal was wonderful ..... I had ostrich and I can't remember enjoying a piece of meat so much! The staff were friendly and welcoming. We stayed at a number of hotels on our South African tour and this one certainly came out amongst the top.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Having had the opportunity to be part of making your trip such a memorable one brings us great joy. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

Our menu does consist out of various African cuisines and we’re thrilled to know you enjoyed the ostrich so much. The Hippo Hollow staff would like to thank you for your kind words.

We look forward to your next visit, should you decide to have another trip to South Africa in the not too distant future. We wish u a safe trip home.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is such a lovely place to stay at. There is a pond with ducks, crococodiles and hippos around. Sprawling, well manicured lawns surround the pond. Chalets overlooking this view are strongly recommended.
The staff is very hospitable and friendly. Very clean place and spacious rooms. Ha e a lovely restaurant. Had only breakfast here. It was a lavish spread. The staff go out of the way to make you comfortable.
It is good for spending a relaxing holiday as there is absolutely no hustle bustle. Prices are reasonable but one must negotiate.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We truly are privileged with the wildlife and incredible nature that surrounds us and it brings us great joy knowing you had the opportunity to experience it.

Your kind words are what motivates us and we wish to welcome you back to Hippo Hollow Country Estate.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Rooms were spacious and very clean, breakfast was a knockout service was awesome, the staff went out of their way to help and make recommendations. Nothing beats having a cocktail while waiting for the Hippos to come out of the water at night. We stayed 4 nights and only briefly saw a hippo on our last night.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Melani K, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback. I am glad to know that the staff made your stay here with us so comfortable and relaxing. I wish u a safe journey home with African memories to cherish a lifetime.

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Address: R40, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Family Hotel in Hazyview
Price Range: $149 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippo Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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