From the moment we arrived at Hippo Hollow, we were made to feel very welcome - nothing was too much trouble for their friendly staff. On arrival we were given a tour of the resort by an enthusiastic chap called Aubrey (sp?), ensuring that we found our feet immediately. He escorted us to our chalet, a charming cottage overlooking the Sabie River, with a real "out of Africa" feel to it. There was no TV or radio in the room, which added to this wonderful feeling of being away from the ratrace.
The restaurant and bar served up excellent food and drink - in particular cocktails courtesy of the bubbly bar-tending expert Cyril. The outdoor seating provides the perfect vantage point to view the wallowing hippos over dinner. With regards to food, don't miss the kudu kebab! Breakfast buffet includes everything you need for a day of abseiling, white water rafting, or whatever takes your fancy.
It's worth also taking a short walk up the road to the local shops (very safe) as there are nice little cafes and restaurants to enjoy, plus a great deli and some gift shops.
We were very sad to leave this little haven of tranquility. If you're visiting soon, please give the cats a stroke from us!
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