Hippo Hollow Country Estate
is situated outside Hazyview on the Sabi River between the Drakensberg mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld to the east. It is the ideal destination from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the sights of Mpumalanga.
Only ten minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park (Phabeni Gate), Hippo Hollow offers comfortable accommodation set within tranquil indigenous gardens just outside Hazyview, the activity gateway to the Kruger Lowveld.
This is not your standard accommodation establishment. Hippo Hollow is non-traditional with a refreshing “Out-of-Africa” vibe leaving you feeling totally relaxed. All rooms and chalets have en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee facilities and are furnished with touches of local wood for a traditional finish.
The beautifully maintained gardens, with two swimming pools, is home to a wonderful variety of bird species, and the Sabie River attracts hippo, crocodiles, monkeys, waterbirds and even elephants from Elephant Whispers.
River and Garden Chalets at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
If you are looking to escape the rat race, these chalets are for you... They do not have televisions, telephones or wi-fi. Just the perfect setting for you to relax and rejuvenate while overlooking the Sabie River or our peaceful gardens. The River Chalets are perfect for families with a loft room and two single beds, while the Garden Chalets are a great retreat for couples.
Courtyard Hotel and Standard Rooms at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Recently redecorated, our Courtyard Hotel Rooms are ideal for guests who still want the basic comforts of television, wi-fi, air-conditioning and guest amenities. These spacious rooms have balconies and verandahs overlooking the estates gardens. For younger children cots are available on request.
For the budget traveller the air-conditioned Courtyard Standard Rooms offer comfortable thatched accommodation without all the extras. These rooms are on the first floor and have balconies.
Facilities and Services at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Hippo Hollow, set on a beautiful Country Estate with lush gardens, a river, dams and two swimming pools. This is an environment that will leave any nature lover enthralled, and offers the perfect respite after a day of game drives and exploring the beautiful Lowveld, or a productive conference.
The on-site Hippo Hollow Restaurant, with its bar and lounge, takes the prime spot on the Estate. Large sliding doors open onto views of the river and an expansive deck where guests can relax and enjoy the laughter of the hippos while sipping on cocktails and indulging in delicious South African cuisine.
Shangaan River Club offers a hearty feast and an evening of traditional song and dance under African skies and around a cracking fire.
Keeping in touch with loved ones, or staying on top of business can be done with free wi-fi in our covered lounge (should you not be staying in a Courtyard Hotel Room, or using the conference room).
Catering for up to 100 delegates in an environment conductive to creative thinking, Hippo Hollow offers a great conference and banqueting venue.
Take off from the grounds of Hippo Hollow and enjoy a helicopter flight through the Blyde River Canyon with Mpumalanga Helicopter Co., or walk across the bridge and delight in an elephant interaction or ride at Elephant Whispers. You could not ask for better convenience!
Hippo Hollow Restaurant is perfectly positioned overlooking the meandering Sabie River within Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview.
Here you can enjoy a variety of mouth-watering dishes, whilst taking in the sights and sounds of kingfishers and other beautiful water birds, watching Elephant Whispers elephants having their afternoon drink from the river, or the grazing of the Hippopotamus on the lawn against the backdrop of an African sunset.
Seating 200 people, this light and spacious restaurant opens out onto an expansive deck area leaving guests feeling at one with nature.
Hippo Hollow Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from a menu that is constantly being altered and improved to provide new and innovative ways to present local seasonal food at its best.
Guests can complement their delicious meals with a selection of fine South African wines from our wine cellar.
Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
An occasion brought to life with a mix of cutting edge music, interesting cocktails and delicious food as vibrant as the colour of its walls...
Passion can be found in everything at Kuka... Cocktails and heady mixers are designed to enhance your meal experience. The wine list is simply a presentation of a blind tasting, with your food as the inspiration.
From sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to coffee delights and superb cocktails, Kuka offers it all and more...
Kuka’s mood is sophisticated afro-chic presented in a modern open space, decorated with bright vibrant colours.
Was good. Nothing to really inspire. The chalets can be better equipped.
I literally cannot fault Hippo Hollow. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The Lodge itself was very clean and extremely well kept. The rooms were a good size and very good value for money. The food was very good and the grounds were stunning.
I have been at Hippo Hollow several times on my way to the Kruger Park. The facilities and the location are very good - I especially like the restaurant with its view on the river.
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Built on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River and surrounded by indigenous gardens, abundant with bird life, the Kruger Park lodge has something for everyone.
per person sharing
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Golf Safari SA has 3 self catering thatched chalets in the Kruger Park Lodge, Hazyview, providing accommodation for 6 adults each. Enjoy day trips into the Kruger National Park, play golf or relax at the pool.
Gannet Place is situated in a quiet safe environment, with 31 elegant en-suite rooms and 2 conference halls that can occupy up to 200 guests only 15 minutes away from the Kruger National Park.
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Luxury 4 star guesthouse, 10 km from Kruger Park, 40 km from God`s Window. The impressive main house has a thatched roof and African style furnishings, the lush sub-tropical garden offers a large sparkling pool and indigenous trees.
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Our privately owned self catering guest house is set in the lovely 4 star golfing resort of Kruger Park Lodge, Hazyview, South Africa. Within easy access of the Kruger National Park and the scenic sights of the Blyde River Canyon.