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Hippo Hideaway
Hippo Hideaway, situated on the banks of the St. Lucia Estuary near the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, this idyllic luxury lodge is your gateway to the unspoilt beaches of the Elephant Coast, with wildlife coming up to graze in the early morning sun.

Consisting of 20 luxury air-conditioned chalets and a luxury honeymoon suite, on either a self catering or bed & breakfast basis, Hippo Hideaway is a luxury ethnic retreat like no other. So join us for sundowners under our thatched boma, and you'll see why it is said that the best sunsets always come from Africa.

The central thatched Boma which faces out over the swimming pool is the ideal area to either relax in the hammocks or sit in the shade to adjust to the relaxing pace of Zululand. Hippo Hideaway is designed for your enjoyment and offers an array of great facilities and activities to appeal to all walks of life.

Accommodation at Hippo Hideaway:
There are 21 luxury, air-conditioned chalets consisting of 2 and 4 sleeper chalets and a honeymoon suite.

All the chalets are air-conditioned, and have a television for your entertainment, should you prefer to stay in. We have selected DSTV channels available. We also have lovely outdoor furniture and barbeque facilities.

Chalets consist of 2 sleeper chalets (one bedroom) and 4 sleeper chalets (2 bedrooms). There are a variety of single and double bed arrangements to accommodate all needs.

Kitchens are fully equipped with high-quality cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and cooking implements; as well as hob, oven and fridge. A laundry service is available through the resort.

The Honeymoon Suite is something exceptional, with extra-stylish décor and luxury in the detail.The Suite has a large corner-bath, exquisite toiletries and all the little extras that make a honeymoon (or just a romantic weekend), very special.
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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Curio Shop
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • DVD and/or VCR


Hippo Hideaway Activities:

- Hippo & Croc Boat Cruises
- Whale Watching
- Game Drives
- Night Drives
- Turtle Tours
- Fishing
- Hiking

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Hippo Hideaway Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


Nice & clean place to spend holidays thanks…
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 Reviewed by sipho visagie over a year ago

Excellent in all regards. I would strongly advise staying here because after looking around St Lucia it was clearly the best. Excellent eating facilities across the road.
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 Reviewed by Greg Inkster over a year ago

Everything about this place was excellent from the first step in to the last, would recommend to anyone, especially anyone wanting a relaxed & quiet place to stay, we stayed after a trip to Kruger just what we needed before our next journey to Durban.
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 Reviewed by Julie Smith over a year ago

Clean and friendly establishment. Ideal location in St Lucia within walking distance of all the restaurants. If you are lucky enough to get a unit facing the estuary (we were not) you will be able to see hippos grazing at night from your window. During the day there is no security at the car park so we ended up with pamphlets stuffed into our windows every day. The furniture seems too big for the small units. Especially the bathroom was extremely cramped with no shelves to put your personal items. The bathroom door didn't close all the way and the shower door opened into the bathroom, making things even more cramped. I was a bit surprised at the four-star rating. It's more of a pleasant, relaxed, family orientated, self-catering, three-star establishment.
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 Reviewed by Melt Morrison over a year ago

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