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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

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R40 Mainroad, Hazyview 1242 South Africa
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#4 of 17 hotels in Hazyview
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Hippo Hollow Country Estate is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Hazyview, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to a concierge, sun umbrellas, and beach chairs while staying at Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel. In addition, Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your Hazyview trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like sushi restaurants, Hippo Hollow is conveniently located near Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a historic site, such as Shangana Cultural Village.

Enjoy your stay in Hazyview!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Annie wrote a review Jun 2022
Austin, Texas15 contributions
I stayed here for one night on a family trip. The hotel is beautiful and I really enjoyed relaxing at the pool area. The wifi is only in public areas which I found out of the usual compared to other hotels we stayed at. We also had an issue where the shower water wouldn’t turn off, but staff was quick to move us to a new room. I was disappointed that the bar and restaurant were closed during our stay, and we were told by staff that the hotel is more for groups than solo travelers. However, staff offered us rides to and from a nearby restaurant for meals for a small charge. The room was a unique thatched roof hut which was fun. It was not a bad experience and would be 4 stars, but was slightly lacking compared to the other hotels I stayed at in SA.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Wifi is only in common areas, restaurant and bar closed when hotel is not busy
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Annette P wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa49 contributions27 helpful votes
Absolutely loved every minute of our stay. Surprised by the beautiful chalet we had. I was not expecting a stand alone chalet, very private. The other surprise was the wonderful view from the balcony over the Sabi river, where 2 hippos strolled by. Elephants from the camp opposite came down along the river with their mahouts Was a perfect position only an hour from Kruger where we were heading The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and kind. Went the extra mile The room had a comfortable ultra king-size bed the bathroom was big with a double shower there was a fridge, very useful as we had provisions we were taking to Kruger. A mini kitchenette added to the comfort. there was a loft room with extra beds and further views
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: ask for a chalet that over looks the Sabi river
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Traveler123FLA wrote a review Apr 2022
FLA14 contributions36 helpful votes
If you do anything, make sure you eat in the restaurant. The food is akin to a 5-Star restaurant. Close to Kruger and Elephants and Hippos in the back yard. Get the river view chalets, worth it! The staff was incredibly accommodating and welcoming. Again, the food was fantastic!!!! Thanks to the team, Penny, Ephraim, and everyone else... If you are organizing a tour to Kruger, use Shinzelle Safaris, request Docter as your guide. This is how we found Hippo Hollow. Danielle was great booking the Tour and Stay. If you stay at Hippo Hollow, there is a nice, little shopping center of "tourist" gifts next door at the trading post.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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holidayRH wrote a review Sep 2021
South Africa1100 contributions243 helpful votes
Situated close to Hazyview Spacious accommodation and large walk in shower with double shower heads Elephants roaming on site was awesome and entertaining Only amenities were two swimming pools Garden chalets facing the pool has no TV Hotel rooms have TV with limited channels Friendly staff Free wifi Delicious breakfast Chalets facing the river have crocodiles and hippos are spotted as well Close to Kruger national park
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kim Naidoo wrote a review Aug 2021
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The best stay we've ever had! The customer service was fantastic and the staff was so helpful. Given the current circumstances many resorts service bland and average food however the food here was beyond amazing! The facilities were great and the place itself is so beautiful. I would stay here again every opportunity I get!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The river facing rooms allows you to see the hippos and crocs from your bed
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Lelanie wrote a review Jun 2021
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We had a wonderful stay at Hippo Hollow. Our first day there we were blessed enough to witness both a group of elephants and two hippos. The accommodation itself is very clean and had a beautiful balcony to enjoy the view with. Small details were missing, for example a plug to charge our phones / laptops next to the bed would have been nice and the bedding wasn't very warm, considering that we visited during winter. Other than that the staff was very friendly and there are a few restaurants close to the estate which were really nice. Over all we really enjoyed our stay and will happily stay there again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Take a room that overlooks the river so that you can spot hippos and elephants.
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Francesca wrote a review Jan 2021
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we really enjoyed our time at Hippo Hollow. The staff has been super kind and professional, preparing a special welcome to us in the room as we were just married. Atmosphere is very relaxing, you can enjoy breakfast looking at the river and if you are lucky spot some Hippos. The night was amazing, there has been a dance show from locals dancers and amazing special food options like Crocodile and Worms. Everything was super fresh ! Just a paradise in the middle of south Africa ! very recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade wrote a review May 2020
Lisbon, Portugal1735 contributions139 helpful votes
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Located in the Hippo Hollow Country Estate on the outskirts of Hazyview the property's restaurant is a charming place with a terrace overlooking the Sabie river. Lunch was rather unique and mouth watering (particularly the dessert). I do strongly advise anyone to have a meal there if you happen to be in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Cristel Jonker, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Dear Iolanda A Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our main restaurant and that you found the food and service above your expectations. It was such a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again soon.
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KAmanda wrote a review Apr 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom71 contributions34 helpful votes
We went to Hippo Hollow during the day to see if we could book a table for that evening. Not only did they book us in, they showed us around (and we got to watch some Elephants across the river) and then convinced us to join them for their entertainment (traditional dancing) and buffet. We arrived later, not knowing quite what to expect. The entertainment was great and the food was excellent - I think possibly the best meal we had all trip. Would definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Cristel Jonker, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Dear Kristinaamanda Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us at Shangaan River Club, we were honoured to host to. Thank you for all the compliments and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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99julesm wrote a review Apr 2020
Johannesburg South, South Africa137 contributions33 helpful votes
I first stayed at Hippo Hollow about 10 years ago when also traveling for business and loved it. So when I found myself in that neck of the woods again, I thought I would go back. All that has changed is the size of the establishment. It is substantially bigger but equally better. The staff were superb, there was a delicious glass of iced tea at the gate for me while my reservation was processed and off I went to me lovely cool air conditioned chalet. I had one overlooking the pool on a lovely sunny day. The property is also situated very close to the Kruger National Park for game lovers. There are three restaurants on site that could cater for my vegan requirements and I chose the main one with a buffett of Salads as starters. There was also soup. This was followed by a delicious vegan curry and a variety of desserts. Scrumptious. It was a little cool that evening so I did not sit on the deck overlooking the river where there are real hippos 🦛 but I did sit on the deck the following morning for breakfast. So beautiful. It is still a delightful treat to stay there and I am so pleased that it is doing so well and is so lovely. It has become fondly known as the ‘happy hippo’ between colleagues and I from 10 years ago and I am happy to report that it remains the happy hippo for me. A beautiful place with beautiful people. A must.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 13 Jul 2020
Dear 99julesm Thank you so much for your beautiful review, it was such a pleasure reading it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your welcome, the location, the restaurants, the food, the service and your overall stay. We loved having you here! The staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
$90 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaHazyview
NUMBER OF ROOMS
91
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Nearby attractions include Elephant Whispers (1.4 km), The Elephant Sanctuary (5.0 km), and Perry's Bridge Reptile Park (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tanks Bush Pub, Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, and Pioneer's Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hippo Hollow Country Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangana Cultural Village (2.1 km).