Hippo Water Front

Hippo Water Front

Portion 41 Sterkspruit Farm, Mbombela 1200 South Africa
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4.0
#11 of 15 B&Bs in Mbombela
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Hippo water front lodge have self-catering chalets, conference facilities and caravan stands, on the bank of the Crocodile river. Restaurant and bar available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Jennifer B wrote a review Jan 2020
Dresden, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is right on the river and very comfortable. You can hear the hippo, even though you don’t get to see them. I had car problems and Anton went out of his way to help me solve it. I highly recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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hendrix2015 wrote a review Jun 2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are actually wooden rooms built on stilts right next to the river an huge grounds. The hosts are great and the food is typical home style cooking and is very good. The prices are exceptionally reasonable and the accommodation is perfectly okay. The kitchen is open plan on the veranda, which will be stunning in hot weather. There is a group of hippos that are resident in the river not 20 metres away from the rooms...great!
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Koen K wrote a review Jan 2022
Mbombela, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really love camping at Hippo! Clean ablutions and very calm and relaxed setting! on of the best camping sites around Nelspruit. The camping grounds are always neat, and making a booking with Anton or Johan is super eazy!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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George v wrote a review Sept 2019
Centurion, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We experienced the best service and friendliness from Anton and Johan that we have had in the last few years. Place is beautiful and close to Nelspruit (10km). Being next to the river it is definitely colder than Nelspruit. Lovely camp sites each with own ablutions, nice deck/bar area and good restaurant overlooking river. A definite repeat in all future travels to the Lowveld.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Space2Breath wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful overnight stay at the Hippo Water Front. We were camping so I can't comment on the chalets, but the camping sites were clean and spread out, with easy access to electricity and water. The private bathrooms were pristine with piping hot water. The highlight was the pod of hippos who grunted us to sleep.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kev&Lee wrote a review Jan 2018
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our Mpumalanga road trip started here at Hippo Waterfront lodge. The accommodation was basic and provided everything needed to relax and watch the Hippos…. Which we unfortunately saw none of ☹
However that being said, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the location was beautiful and the view from our Cabin onto the Crocodile River was stunning. The lodge was also a short distance from the attractions around Nelspruit, which made exploring a pleasure.
Thanks to our hosts for a great stay, and looking forward to returning in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian P wrote a review Jan 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hippo Waterfront Lodge is a very clean, decent, very well organised, value-for-money, easy-going place to stay. Beautiful, well equipped, air conditioned, full Dstv, wooden chalets overlooking the Crocodile River. Very peaceful and quiet. Small pool though
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Date of stay: December 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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SunshineSally007 wrote a review Apr 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our two day stay here on the way back from Kruger.
Unmade road to gates where you have to phone for entry.
Tranquility awaits, basic wooden cabins on stilts over look Hippo creak. Fantastic way to spend hours watching the hippos.
Home cooked food and breakfast available all served by the waterfront as monkeys play.
It's so peaceful, the hippos wallow, birds and monkeys chirp.
Such good value for money. About 15 drive into town and large shopping centre.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacobus S wrote a review Mar 2017
Rakops, null, Botswana
4.0 of 5 bubbles
we were on a honeymoon road trip to Mozambique and stopped over for one night only in Feb. Was an amazing experience as the location was natural and beautiful. River view a must. We stayed in one of the river facing log cabins. Enjoyed the homey curry and rice dinner and standard breakfast. Nothing more needed.
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Date of stay: February 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: river facing log cabins a must
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eugene_schoeman wrote a review Oct 2016
Lydenburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Campsite and bathroom (Your Own Unit) is clean with green grass and shaded trees to camp on, unfortunately the campsite is behind the wooden bungalow's and you do not have any view of the crocodile river. The Hippo's was spectacular as they were 4 meters away from us when we walked to the river front. The Host "Anton" is very pleasant and helpful with all arrangements and extras in need.
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Date of stay: October 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from hippowaterfront
Mbombela, South Africa
Yes any sedan can reach the lodge
Jacobus S wrote a tip Mar 2017
Rakops, null, Botswana10 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"river facing log cabins a must"
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PRICE RANGE
R 871 - R 908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMbombela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippo Water Front
Which popular attractions are close to Hippo Water Front?
Nearby attractions include Mbombela Stadium (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hippo Water Front?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hippo Water Front?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hippo Water Front?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hippo Water Front?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hippo Water Front?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hippo Water Front have airport transportation?
Yes, Hippo Water Front offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hippo Water Front?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hippo Water Front offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hippo Water Front?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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