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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

Accommodation split between lodges and hotel rooms in the main block nearest to the hotel. Great views of elephants roaming in the morning and evenings in the hills and hippo literally on the front lawn. Lots of excursions to do from this base. Lovely staff...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely estate with a plus - a hippo wandering in the hotel park! Cottage rooms are a bit small, but clean and with a pretty balcony. Dining was just fine. The location is convenient to start exploring the Blyde River Canyon. Recommended

Thank Valeria P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Hippo Hollow as part of a trip to Kruger national park. Great location with comfortable rooms and excellent facilities. Carla was very friendly and welcoming but sadly we didn't get to see the hippo! :(More

1  Thank Matt L
Response from Zandile-HH, Front Office Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded 3 days ago

Dear Matt, Thank you for taking the time to review us on our TripAdvisor page. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us along with Carla's service. We hope you return to us again in the near future so that you can experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a two night stay at Hippo Hollow while I enjoyed a Full day trip at Kruger National Park on a Safari operated by Elephant Herd Tours and Safaris. Upon arrival to Hippo Hollow I recieved a warm welcome from Nicholus. He checked me...More

1  Thank kristenlmccallum
Response from Zandile-HH, Front Office Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded 3 days ago

Dear kristenlmccallum, Thank you for the beautiful review that you posted on our TripAdvisor page. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hippo Hollow along with the staff's service, your room and our restaurant Nicholus which would like to take this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From US, NJ. We stayed here for 2 days at the end of our Africa trip in early June. The meals in the restaurant were yummy! Springbok shank and Ostrich steak! We watched the elephants across the little stream going down the hill for a...More

1  Thank jerseygaga
Response from Zandile-HH, Front Office Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded 3 days ago

Dear jerseygaga, Thank you for your feedback on our TripAdvisor page. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed hosting you here. We are delighted that the restaurants food lived up to your expectations. We are happy that...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$125 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Quiet Hotel in Hazyview
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#5 Mid-range Hotel in Hazyview
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$125 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Quiet Hotel in Hazyview
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#5 Mid-range Hotel in Hazyview
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (914)
Room & Suite (176)
Dining (133)
Pool & Beach (45)
Family and Play Areas (3)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
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Anthony J
22 July 2018|
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Response from KJames29 | Reviewed this property |
All separate but I would imagine you could arrange one via hotel. Also there are various safari offers early morning start for full or half day. Then evening safari and night ones using spot lights. Private guides and groups... More
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overend94
5 December 2017|
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Response from Naima M | Reviewed this property |
We were there the end of July. There were no nets and we didn’t need any anti- malaria meds. However it was winter. So I’m not 100% sure about the summer months.
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Anit Y
16 November 2017|
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Response from Naima M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe so. I didn’t see any area that would allow for this.
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