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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hotel has a magical setting beside the river and next To Kruger safari park. We saw a hippo in the river. Amazing. Lovely staff. Amazing food. Lovely room. Pool in lovely setting. I would love to go backMore

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Response from Zandile-HH, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded yesterday

Dear 503Sandy Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for the lovely compliments. Our management team takes our guest reviews very seriously and is working very hard to make sure expectations are exceeded. We hope that we will see you soon.....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our favourite hotel of our South Africa tour. We were lucky enough to see the hippo and her baby on the lawn, elephants bathing in the river (got some great photos) and on a rafting tour on the river we spotted a crocodile...More

1  Thank Caroline S
Response from Zandile-HH, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded yesterday

Dear Caroline S Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review on Hippo Hollow after your stay with us.We are glad you enjoyed our hotel and surroundings as well as the Shangaan dancers. We hope to welcome you back in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff and a nice and clean room The breakfast was also very nice. You can speak directly to the cook preparing the eggs. We had the luck to see a hippo mum with her kid during our dinner. The food from the...More

1  Thank Michael G
Response from Zandile-HH, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded yesterday

Dear Michael G Your feedback is very valuable to us & we appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. It gives us great pleasure to know that you received such warm welcome and that you enjoyed your breakfast and also seeing the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel. Rooms good. Watching hippos on the lawn was great. Buffet for over 200 people very poor. A La Carter menu ok but lots of room for improvement. Staff very helpful and considerat. Lovely place strongly recommend

Thank johnburtenshaw
Response from Zandile-HH, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded yesterday

Dear Johnburtenshaw Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us.Having been able to be a part of your trip brings us great joy. I am happy to know that you received such considerate and helpful service. Many Thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago

So enjoyed our stay - spacious rooms, small but clean and cool pools - saw hippos at night and elephants across the river during the day - idyllic - great safari to Kruger National Park and did a rafting excursion which was great fun, if...More

1  Thank Louise F
Response from Zandile-HH, Manager at Hippo Hollow Country EstateResponded yesterday

Dear Louise F, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your room and our pool while staying at Hippo Hollow Country Estate. I am happy that you saw our lovely animals and that you could enjoy the activities that...More

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US$132 - US$492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Family Hotel in Hazyview
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$132 - US$492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Family Hotel in Hazyview
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5 December 2017|
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Response from Kevskiknbak | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay we didn’t need any nets or malaria tablets at all
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16 November 2017|
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Response from pfd104 | Reviewed this property |
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Jane W
24 August 2017|
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Response from morrison5 | Reviewed this property |
With Riviera you have 1 morning game drive included which you leave at 05:30 and your back between 14:30 and 15:00. You are offered an afternoon game drive the following day which starts at 14:00 and you have dinner in... More
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"All options are calm and peaceful and beautifully sited."
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"Rooms near the poo also have a decent wi - fi access ."
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"Had dinner at the restaurant."
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"Views over river are awesome with private outside deck. not all rooms are air conditioned."
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