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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing hotel with rooms set round the swimming pool. Dining was a Boma, a barbecue type buffet, so plenty to eat. Dining out on the terrace was a wonderful experience with the hippo coming up for a stroll on the lawn! Looking across the garden you could see the elephants from Elephant Whispers walking through the long grass. So...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every thing is super duper. Nice rooms, super food, location nice, lots of green areas. We had 3 nights, at the place, it was quit and no noise. Lots of things to see in the area, mountains, hippo`s in the garden, and elefants in the backyard.

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

19 March 2017 Dear Merete M We appreciate your feedback on trip advisor, we at Hippo Hollow are so happy that everything was super duper. Glad you were able to see mountains, hippos and elephants. we are looking forward to seeing you in the near future and thank you for the three nights that you stayed with us.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't stay at the Hippo Hollow country estate but just went for dinner one night, although based on how well kept the gardens were and the service, we wish we had stayed there! It's a bit of a hidden gem, away from the other restaurants at Hazyview junction but it's definitely worth a visit. The african decor, great service...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

19 March 2017 Dear 90nathaniel2017 We appreciate the time you have taken to review us on trip advisor. We at Hippo Hollow are always looking to improve our service. we are so happy that you had the best night out in Hazyview with us, and that the service was up to standard. We are looking forward to seeing you in...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hippo Hollow is the ultimate peaceful experience. The staff were AMAZING!! They knew our schedule when we didn't - kept up with safari pick ups and drop offs, whether we would need take away breakfast, times we would leave and arrive, etc. The check-in process was immaculate! There was nothing left out. All details were known and taken care of....

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

19 March 2017 Dear B F Thank you so much for your review on trip advisor, we appreciate your feedback. We really loved having you stay with us and are glad that the staff were amazing and all details were taken care of while you were staying with us. we are looking forward to seeing you in the near future...

Sax, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had our lunch here after having been to Elephant Whispers and although we were alone, we sat on the terrace overlooking the Sabie River and had an amazing meal. A really tranquil place to eat. The food was lovely and the waitress very friendly and helpful.

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19 March 2017 Dear Lesley D We at Hippo Hollow appreciate the time you have taken to review us on trip advisor, we are so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and that the waitress was friendly and helpful. Would have loved to know who the waitress was so she can get the recognition she deserves. thank you once...

Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect location to stay if you are visiting the Kruger National Park. Great rooms, spacious, clean and well kept. The restaurant was good. Local dance entertainment was interesting, along with a local cuisine evening. The pool was clean and inviting. The staff were friendly, even at 0445 when we collected our packed breakfasts for an early start for a...

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19 March 2017 Dear GoldenOldie1954 We at Hippo Hollow thank you for taking your time to share your experience. so happy that you enjoyed the dance entertainment, restaurant and the cuisine. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Hippo Hollow, glad that you saw some hippos as well. without your feedback we would not know where to improve....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very secure place to stay and food excellent. Hippo Hollow Country Estate is 15 kms. from the nearest gate entrance into Kruger National Park, hence the reason we stayed here. You have a lovely view down to the river from where you have your meals. Never saw any crocs, but did see a hippo in the river and a young...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear 12iguasu13 We appreciate your feedback and we thank you for choosing to stay with us at Hippo Hollow, so glad you managed to see some hippos. It is always an honor when one of our staff is mentioned on trip advisor, we appreciate Ephraim for his hard work, passion and dedication . Hopefully next time you will see some...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the restaurant which busy. Lovely setting over the hippo pool, and staff very, very attentive. The food was a nice mix of local, steaks and curries (which 2 of our party and said was delicious). Ostrich carpaccio a great starter along with Bobottie (local spring roll), Steaks well cooked and not too large, with good pepper sauce. Great...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

19 March 2017 Dear Stephen K Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking your time to review us on trip advisor. Glad you enjoyed the food ,setting and the attentiveness of our staff. We appreciate your feedback. looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

Odiham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hippo Hollow whilst visiting the Kruger Park in February. It was lovely with beautiful views over the river, not only did we see hippos but we could also see the elephants at Elephant Whispers from our room, which we also visited. The elephants there were amazing and Tembo, the largest elephant was wonderful, almost human. The...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear MrsBritain27 Thank you so much for the feedback and for choosing to stay with us at Hippo Hollow, we are glad that your stay with us was a pleasant one and that you enjoyed seeing hippos and elephants. We at Hippo Hollow always look forward to reading all reviews from our beautiful guests because we strive to be the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay at Hippo Hollow. Only stayed one night and sadly didn't see any hippos or crocs but the grounds were beautiful and it was a lovely place to stay in. Also good for a trip to Kruger National Park for a safari drive which the hotel kindly arranged including transfers. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast in the restaurant...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Anna, Thank you very much for the review on trip advisor. The one night that you spent at Hippo Hollow really felt like you were here for about an hour, it was a great pleasure to have you as one of our guest Hope you will come back for few days next time

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Address: Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Price Range: €124 - €422 (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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Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel Hazyview
Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Family Hotel in Hazyview
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“Dine out on the terrace or in the window of the dining room in the hope of hippo watching.”
 of 5 bubbles Jmd4649, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Everything at Hippo Hollow is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 868meretem, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we didn't stay in the hotel, however it looked superb. Purely came for the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 458lesleyd, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you use the restaurant book a table on the terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles 263stephenk, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All looked good.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuartbuxton, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
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