• Guest Rating: (2)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast and Caravan park
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Hippo Water Front Lodge is situated only 10 km from the booming town of Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, close to one of the most prestigious game reserves in Africa the Kruger National Park. Clean and comfortable log cabins with river views await visitors.

The sub-tropical climate gives the Lodge a delightful setting in a lush countryside with rolling lawns, filled with trees, birds, flowers, fruits and nuts. There are many places of historical interest and natural beauty nearby, like Gods Window, Blyde Rivier Canyon, Sabie, Potholes, Sudwala caves, Pilgrims Rest, Botanical Gardens etc. which offer delightful day drives.

Frequent visits by the river`s resident hippos creates a lot of excitement every now and again. This, and our superb hospitality makes Hippo Water Front a South African destination not to be missed.

Three hours from Johannesburg and 60 Km from the Kruger Park, Hippo Water Front is the ideal stopover to the Kruger National Park, Maputo and the Mpumalanga Lowveld. It is also a perfect base to explore the natural wonders and the rich history of the area.

The Lodge:
Hippo water front is the most peaceful and quiet setting on the banks of the Crocodile river only 10 km out of Nelspruit. Affordable, clean, comfortable and fully equipped en-suite timber log chalets and rooms ensures a real rustic and African bush experience. Each chalet has a magnificent view of the river from its private verandah. Running water, rolling green lawns and lots of indigenous trees offers abundant bird life to this setting as well as visits by the rivers resident hippos.

Accommodation at Hippo Water Lodge:
Our Rhino Chalets sleep four with two bedrooms. Some chalets have a main bedroom with a double bed and the second room has two single beds. Other chalets have two single beds in each bedroom. Attached bathroom, with outdoor undercover kitchen, dining and entertainment area. Braai facilities are also available.

Facilities at Rhino Chalet:
- Sleeps 4
- Two bedrooms
- 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds
- Air Conditioning
- TV (SABC)
- Serviced Daily
- Bathroom (shower only)
- Open plan Deck with dining and Kitchen area
- Deck access from lounge
- Entertaining and braai area on deck
- Carports attached to chalet for easy entry

Lion Caravan Stands - We have six caravan stands, each with their own ablution facilities. Each stand has electricity points. There is access to the river for fresh water fishing and hippo viewing. Our restaurant and bar area, as well as conference facilities are also available.

Facilities at the Lian Caravan Stands
- Private Bathroom facilities
- Electrical points

Leopard Chalets - These timber chalets are built on stilts each have a double and single bed in each chalet with outdoor covered kitchen on the deck, ensuite bathroom. Braai facilities are also available.

Facilities at the Leopard Chalets
- Sleeps 3
- 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
- Air Conditioning
- TV (SABC)
- Serviced Daily
- Bathroom (shower only)
- Open plan Deck with dining and Kitchen area
- Deck access from lounge
- Entertaining and braai area on deck

Elephant 2 - Our Elephant Chalets sleep six. Elephant 2 has two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have a double bed two single beds, perfect for a larger family. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, with outdoor undercover kitchen, dining and entertainment area. Braai facilities are also available.

Facilities at Elephant 2
- Sleeps 6
- Two bedrooms
- 2 Double bed & 4 Single beds
- Air Conditioning
- TV (SABC)
- Serviced Daily
- Bathroom (shower only)
- Open plan Deck with dining and Kitchen area
- Deck access from lounge
- Entertaining and braai area on deck

Elephant 1 - Our Elephant Chalets sleep six. Elephant 1 has two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a double bed and the second room has four single beds, perfect for a larger family. Attached bathroom, with outdoor undercover kitchen, dining and entertainment area with braai facilities.

Facilities at Elephant 1
- Sleeps 6
- Two bedrooms
- 1 Double bed and 4 Single beds
- Air Conditioning
- TV (SABC)
- Serviced Daily
- Bathroom (shower only)
- Open plan Deck with dining and Kitchen area
- Deck access from lounge
- Entertaining and braai area on deck
Activities:
Facilities and activities at Hippo Water Front Lodge:

Conferencing Facilities
We have conferencing facilities for up to 180 people. A White board, projector DVD and Television are available. The area is air-conditioned and catering can be arranged.

Restaurant and Bar
Breakfast and Dinner is served on our deck over looking the Crocodile River on request. A full bar is available. The conference area can seat 180 people, and the bar / restaurant area can seat 50 people.

Fishing
Fishing on the banks of the Crocodile River will hopefully net you some baber, eel, carp or yellow finch.

Nature Trails and Walks
Take a stroll through along the banks of the Crocodile river for superb birdwatching, and some hippos lounging in the river.

Guided Tours
On request we offer guided tours to the local attractions within the area.
- Gods Window
- Blyde Rivier Canyon
- Sabie
- Bourkes Luck Potholes
- Sudwala caves
- Pilgrims Rest
- Botanical Gardens
- Kruger National Park
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Restaurant
Garden
Afrikaans
English
Swimming Pool

Hippo Water Front Lodge is a Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast and Caravan park in Nelspruit Mpumalanga South Africa
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Rooms and Units Available at Hippo Water Front Lodge

Elephant 1
2 bedroom chalet with double and 4 single beds, bathroom and kitchen overlooking the river.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Elephant 2
2 bedroom chalet with double and 2 single beds in each room and bathroom in each room, kitchen on veranda overlooking the river.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Leopard chalets
Small chalet with double and single bed, bathroom and kitchen on the veranda overlooking the river.
Sleeps 3 Adults

Lion caravan stands
6 stands with 6 bathrooms and power points.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Rhino chalets
2 bedroom chalet with bathroom and kitchen on veranda overlooking the river.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest Reviews
It's a very beautiful place, very quiet. Hippo's and baboons were present. It was magic!!!
Misserey Delphine Nov 2016
Baie lekker gebly, vriendelik ontvang. Sal vir seker weer daar gaan kamp. Baie dankie. Groete, Gerrie Groenewald. Bethal.
Gerrie Groenewald Nov 2015
*Indicative pricing, pricing will be confirmed on booking