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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast and Holiday Resort
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Hippo Pools Resort is situated 22 km from Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province. Five hours drive from Johannesburg; we offer an affordable bushveld getaway, with a range of selfcatering accommodation.

The resort is ideally situated between two Kruger Park gates (Orpen and Phalaborwa), and offers a great base to visit many of the tourist attractions in the area.

Dinners and breakfasts can be arranged at your convenience and served at the Restaurant while snacks are served all day in the Tea garden. In case you forget anything we have a small shop stocking the essentials, wood, Braai Packs, cool drinks, ice-creams etc.

The resort has a large swimming pool, volleyball court and mini put-put course.

Our reception renovation has been completed and our tea garden has opened again. We can offer guests breakfasts and lunches Sundays to Fridays, and should guests want dinner we can arrange it for them this is a 3 course set meal served at the resort - please do give us 24 hours notice. Dinners can be booked for Sundays to Thursdays.

There is DSTV in the main Lounge.

Accommodation at Hippo Pools Resort:
Hippo Pools Resort has a range of selfcatering accommodation.

We provide all the linen except swimming towels. Rooms are serviced daily except Saturdays. Our Peak season is December and January.

Riverside houses
Situated on the banks of the Olifants River, nestled under Jackalberry trees the river houses can sleep a maximum of 7 people (non smoking)with:
- Coffee & Tea facilities
- Three seperate bedrooms (two en-suite with shower and bath)
- Third bathroom with shower toilet and basin
- Air conditioned Lounge
- Colour television
- Kitchen with full fridge & freezer, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, oven, microwave and toaster
- Veranda with Braai Facilities (private)
- Spash Pool

Luxury rondavels (Thatched)
Sleeps a maximum of 2 people offering:
- Queen Bed
- Air-conditioner
- Colour television
- Self catering facilities including microwave
- Shower and toilet

Swimming Pool chalets
Next to the large swimming pool these thatched units sleep a maximum of 2 - 3 people with:
- Double bed & 1 Single bed
- Basic self catering facilities (fridge, hob, pots, pans, crockery etc)
- Colour television
- Fan
- Shower and Toilet

Budget Family units
Open plan room is equipped for 2-4 people sharing in the same room with
- Double bed and two single beds
- Small kitchenette
- Full bathroom

Standard Rondavels
Budget Room features an air-conditioner, one double and two single beds, basic en-suite bathroom with shower, a kettle with basic tea and coffee is supplied. No self-catering facilities, food can be ordered from the restaurant and enjoyed on the main deck or brought to the room.

Hippo Riverside cottage
Luxury house on the Banks of the Olifants River. Private and tranquil, an ideal spot to watch nature around you.
Minimum 2 nights stay. Sleeps 8 - 10 persons with:
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Lounge
- Full Kitchen
- Private lapa on the riverside
- Satellite Television
- Air-conditioning

Please note rates exclude peak period over December and January.

Functions & Weddings
Our small thatched chapel is situated on the banks of the Olifants river. We cater for small to medium weddings with the service held at the riverside and usually the reception up in the main restaurant, although we have also catered for picnic weddings at the chapel.
Health and Climate:
We advise guests to take precautions against malaria.

The resort is ideally located for day trips to the Kruger park (Orpen or Phalaborwa Gate) and to visit many of the attractions of the area.
- Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
- Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
- Khamai Reptile Park (previously known as Swadini Reptile Park)
- Game Drives
- Bombyx Mori Silk Farm
- White water Rafting
- Balloon Safaris
- Quad Bike Trails
- Boat Trips on the Blyde Canyon Dam
- Day trips to God's Window, the Three ondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes
- Nyani Tribal Village

Cancellation Policy:
- If booking is cancelled less than 48 hours in advance the full value of the booking will be forfeited.
- If booking is cancelled less than 7 days before proposed stay the deposit will be forfeited.
- If the cancellation is made more than 7 days in advance 50% of the deposit will be refunded.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Parking (off-street - open)
Parking (off-street - covered)
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool

Hippo Pools Resort is a Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast and Holiday Resort in Hoedspruit Limpopo South Africa

Directions from Johannesburg:
Take the N12 from Johannesburg and at Belfast (after the Middleburg Toll ) take left off the highway and left again through Belfast towards Dullstrom continue on to Lydenburg.
Turn left into Lydenburg and continue to Orighstad.
Drive through the Strydom Tunnel.
At the second four- way stop in Hoedspruit , turn left towards Phalaborwa (R40)
Continue for just over 20kms, where you see the Hippo Pools sign turn left.

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Rooms and Units Available at Hippo Pools Resort

Sleeps 4 Adults

Sleeps 10 Adults

Sleeps 2 Adults

Sleeps 3 Adults

Sleeps 7 Adults

Latest Reviews
The staff and owners were exceedingly helpful and nothing was too much for them.
The accommodation was excelent.
None of us could find any faults with Hippo Pools.

Le Mercier Nov 2009
Ons het dit baie geniet, en sal weer kom. Baie mooi fasaliteite, ons het net nie 'n aangename reuk gehad in die hoofslaapkamer nie. Dit wil voorkom of daar 'n drein probleem is, en die reuk vanaf die bad kom weens die tekort aan die regte afvoerpyp by die bad. Maar verder was dit elke sent werd.
Wilmari Venter Aug 2009
That the toilet was open plan with the shower, upset my girlfriend. They should look at enclosing it.
Jim Gallagher Jul 2009
We arrived late and the owner did everything to accommodate us plus brought us wood and braaipacks!!
Angie Gell Jun 2009
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