Hippo Hollow

Highlights
  • Elephant Interaction
    An activity located in close proximity to the lodge, experience the thrill of being close to these magnificent creatures.
  • Beautiful Helicopter Flip
    Swoop over deep and mysterious gorges, linger above roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls, savouring the breathtaking views whilst enjoying a delicious picnic.
  • Traditional Shangaan Experience
    Immerse yourself in a feast of culture, with a night of Shangaan dance, song and an unforgettable African banquet.
  • Hippo’s Grazing
    The lodge overlooks the Sabi River and is known for its hippo’s that come to graze in the evenings – a lovely sighting.
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General Information

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is situated outside Hazyview on the Sabie River between the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld to the west. It is the ideal destination from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the sights of Mpumalanga.

Hippo Hollows is only ten minutes from the Kruger National Park and the panoramic route which includes Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon, and the many fantastic waterfalls of the escarpment is close by. Hippo Hollow Country Estate provides the ideal breakaway from the rigorous of city life. The hotel has an ‘Out of Africa ‘ feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed.

Amenities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Business Centre
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Centre
Location

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.

Attractions

Hippo Hollow has two large central swimming pools – a welcome respite on those hot Lowveld days. For arts and crafts lovers there is a well-stocked curio shop with a selection of local art. Activities at Hippo Hollow include open air drives to Kruger Park, river rafting, fishing, hiking, golfing (two Golf Courses with one kilometer of the Estate) and scenic helicopter flips over the Blyde River Canyon.

Rooms

The Lodge has an “Out of Africa ” feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. There are 63 units in total. 18 Family chalets on the river and 19 twin bedded chalets situated in a sub tropical garden. Hippo Hollow’s chalets are semi-self catering, equipped to cater for a braai (a traditional South African barbeque). Hippo Hollow also has 26 en-suite hotel rooms.

Dining

There is a full service restaurant and bar in a spectacular setting overlooking the Sabi River, offering country cuisine and a fine wine selection. The sight of Kingfishers and other beautiful water birds as well as hippos grazing on the lawns often enhance dinners.

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