Experience game drives in the Kruger National Park, walks amongst wild animals, stargazing in the African sky, open air dining and bird watching. Hippo Hills is located within the fences of the Kruger National Park and visitors, while lounging in the private swimming pool, have spotted all the Big 5. Hippo Hills sits on a riverbed where the bird-life is magnificent - lie on the deck and hear the distinct call of the African Fish Eagle.
Hippo Hills accommodates ten guests in five private bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Upstairs has three large bedrooms; one double room and two twin bedrooms. These lead to a large viewing deck and bar area where visitors can enjoy a sunset drink while watching a variety of bird and animal life.
Downstairs has two more bedrooms - one double room and one twin bedroom. All the rooms enjoy air conditioning, a ceiling fan and an en-suite bathroom. Furthermore, an exceptional view of the Crocodile River from each and every bedroom makes for an incredible African memory.
PLEASE NOTE: This House is rented out as an entire house that can accommodate up to 10 people.
Overview of Hippo Hills:
- Private Guest House for groups of up to 10 guests
- 5 en-suite bedrooms
- Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer in the house
- Big Five can be Spotted from your own private room
- Large Viewing deck overlooking the Kruger Park
- Under-thatch outdoor dining area overlooking the River
- Rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Infinity Swimming pool
- Fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor cooking facilities
- Rooms serviced daily (Not Sunday)
- Self-drives in Kruger Park daily
- Guided game drives and bush walks can be booked
- Wellness spa treatments
- A la Carte Restaurant
Hippo Hills is just 4 hours drive from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) Airport and close to both Swaziland and Mozambique borders. The house is part of a large resort called Ngwenya Lodge and daily activities can be arranged such as Elephant Back Safari, Micro-lighting, Game Drives, Quad Biking and Tiger Fishing. The lodge offers both local and international guests a superior living environment enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience. Our guest's have full access to Tennis courts, swimming pools, a restaurant, pub, beauty salon, entertainment area, bat houses, bird hides, children's game center, a convenience store, putt-putt course and much more.
Our visitors are also welcome to go into the Crocodile Bridge Gate, Kruger Park (10 minutes away) on a self-drive or an open-vehicle game drive organised directly with Crocodile Bridge. The more adventurous can experience the unique thrill of a foot safari accompanied by an armed game ranger and Shangaan tracker who will walk the bush with you, show you how to stalk impala and the short-sighted rhinoceros or chuckle at the antics of a family of monkeys.
Often you do not need to go for a drive as most of the game can be seen from your private patio. All day, relax around the rim-flow infinity swimming pool with its crystal clear water, or put your feet up with a good book on the special viewing deck overlooking swaying riverine vegetation - the natural habitat for elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and an abundance of buck.
Golf Courses: All located between 20-70 minutes from Hippo Hills:
Leopard Creek: The top golf course in South Africa (20 kms).
Skukuza Course: Located inside Kruger Park. (70 kms)
Nelspruit Course: One of the most interesting courses in the country (60 kms)
Kambaku Course: Very scenic with lots of wildlife (10 kms)
Access by car from Gauteng:
Follow the N4 from Gauteng to Nelspruit, Malelane and Hectorspruit. 14.5kms after Hectorspruit and there is a sign that says Ngwenya Lodge - Turn left and follow the road for 7.5kms (Dirt Road). Turn right and follow the road for another 3.6kms. Enter at the Ngwenya Lodge Gate on your left hand side. Check in at Reception and they will explain how to get to Hippo Hills - Unit HB51. Total drive time is around 4.5hrs without stopping.
Access by air:
There are daily flights (Nationwide, Inter-Air and SA Airlink) between Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and Cape Town to Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport (KMIA) just outside Nelspruit. Car hire facilities (Avis, Imperial, Hertz) are available. The drive time from here to Hippo Hills is about 60 minutes.