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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

R40 Mainroad, Hazyview 1242 South Africa
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#3 of 17 hotels in Hazyview
Travellers' Choice

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Hazyview, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to a concierge, sun umbrellas, and beach chairs while staying at Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel. In addition, Hippo Hollow Country Estate Hotel offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your Hazyview trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like sushi restaurants, Hippo Hollow is conveniently located near Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a historic site, such as Shangana Cultural Village.

Enjoy your stay in Hazyview!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Lelanie wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
We had a wonderful stay at Hippo Hollow. Our first day there we were blessed enough to witness both a group of elephants and two hippos. The accommodation itself is very clean and had a beautiful balcony to enjoy the view with. Small details were missing, for example a plug to charge our phones / laptops next to the bed would have been nice and the bedding wasn't very warm, considering that we visited during winter. Other than that the staff was very friendly and there are a few restaurants close to the estate which were really nice. Over all we really enjoyed our stay and will happily stay there again!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Take a room that overlooks the river so that you can spot hippos and elephants.
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Francesca wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
we really enjoyed our time at Hippo Hollow. The staff has been super kind and professional, preparing a special welcome to us in the room as we were just married. Atmosphere is very relaxing, you can enjoy breakfast looking at the river and if you are lucky spot some Hippos. The night was amazing, there has been a dance show from locals dancers and amazing special food options like Crocodile and Worms. Everything was super fresh ! Just a paradise in the middle of south Africa ! very recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Iolanda Guerra e Andrade wrote a review May 2020
Lisbon, Portugal1669 contributions113 helpful votes
Located in the Hippo Hollow Country Estate on the outskirts of Hazyview the property's restaurant is a charming place with a terrace overlooking the Sabie river. Lunch was rather unique and mouth watering (particularly the dessert). I do strongly advise anyone to have a meal there if you happen to be in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Cristel Jonker, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Dear Iolanda A Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our main restaurant and that you found the food and service above your expectations. It was such a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again soon.
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KAmanda wrote a review Apr 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom68 contributions13 helpful votes
We went to Hippo Hollow during the day to see if we could book a table for that evening. Not only did they book us in, they showed us around (and we got to watch some Elephants across the river) and then convinced us to join them for their entertainment (traditional dancing) and buffet. We arrived later, not knowing quite what to expect. The entertainment was great and the food was excellent - I think possibly the best meal we had all trip. Would definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Cristel Jonker, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Dear Kristinaamanda Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it very much. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us at Shangaan River Club, we were honoured to host to. Thank you for all the compliments and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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99julesm wrote a review Apr 2020
Springbok, South Africa122 contributions28 helpful votes
I first stayed at Hippo Hollow about 10 years ago when also traveling for business and loved it. So when I found myself in that neck of the woods again, I thought I would go back. All that has changed is the size of the establishment. It is substantially bigger but equally better. The staff were superb, there was a delicious glass of iced tea at the gate for me while my reservation was processed and off I went to me lovely cool air conditioned chalet. I had one overlooking the pool on a lovely sunny day. The property is also situated very close to the Kruger National Park for game lovers. There are three restaurants on site that could cater for my vegan requirements and I chose the main one with a buffett of Salads as starters. There was also soup. This was followed by a delicious vegan curry and a variety of desserts. Scrumptious. It was a little cool that evening so I did not sit on the deck overlooking the river where there are real hippos 🦛 but I did sit on the deck the following morning for breakfast. So beautiful. It is still a delightful treat to stay there and I am so pleased that it is doing so well and is so lovely. It has become fondly known as the ‘happy hippo’ between colleagues and I from 10 years ago and I am happy to report that it remains the happy hippo for me. A beautiful place with beautiful people. A must.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Cristel Jonker, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Dear 99julesm Thank you so much for your beautiful review, it was such a pleasure reading it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your welcome, the location, the restaurants, the food, the service and your overall stay. We loved having you here! The staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Nearby attractions include Elephant Whispers (1.4 km), The Elephant Sanctuary (5.0 km), and Perry's Bridge Reptile Park (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tanks Bush Pub, Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, and Pioneer's Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hippo Hollow Country Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Hippo Hollow Country Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shangana Cultural Village (2.1 km).