Hippo River Lodge

Hippo River Lodge

54 Prinsberg Road, Emalahleni 1035 South Africa
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#1 of 5 lodges in Emalahleni
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hippo River Lodge is situated in the town of Witbank on the Highveld of the Mpumalanga province. The accommodation is ideal for guests looking for a break from the fast-paced city life or the busy Business man, it comprises 17 Luxurious and Tastefully decorated Rooms, equipped with Air Conditioning, Guesthouse DSTV, WiFi, Quality Amenities and much more. We have 7 different types of Rooms, from a Standard Twin Room to our Larger King Room, making it more convenient for the Business Traveler as well as the Family getaways.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Chapel / shrine
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Snack bar
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Microwave
Complimentary toiletries
Minibar
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Family
Luxury
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English
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99julesm wrote a review Apr 2020
Johannesburg South, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travel for business, so when going to parts of the country I have never been to before, I favour the road less travelled.

I was enticed by the name of the lodge and so I booked. What an absolute delight. Charlotte and her team leave no stone unturned to make sure that your visit is a pleasure.

Examples of this are:

1. Providing me with a desk to work at in a room in the quietest part of the lodge.

2. A full vegan menu with a mushroom pie that is so delicious that I got a copy of the recipe and made it at home.

3. Vegan Pizza so big, I ate half of it for dinner and kept the rest for lunch the following day.

4. Refreshing cold drinks all day while I worked, all I had to do was ask.

5. A blanket to put over my legs while I worked on a rainy day.

6. Delightful baby 🐓 chickens running around to make me smile. They are pets, not livestock. Alas no 🦛 hippos.

But have I mentioned that the property is beautifully maintained, has fabulous parking, a gorgeous pool and a variety of areas you can dine in on the property, conferencing facilities and some of the most delightful good old South African hospitality.

Highly recommended and I will definitely go back.

Thank you to Charlotte and her team who are just wonderful.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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hungryhokie wrote a review Jan 2020
Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The grounds and pool area are nicely maintained. The staff at the restaurant was so accommodating and friendly. The menu is extensive and all the food we ordered was good.

The rooms are so cute. Ours had a claw foot tub and a large glass shower.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ilzecoetzee wrote a review May 2018
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was impressed with Hippo River Lodge. The staff was friendly and helpful. The accommodation was very good - clean and comfortable. The breakfast was tasty and well prepared. The decoration in the lodge is beautiful and enhances a relaxed atmosphere. The gardens are beautiful especially the roses. Your pancakes are delicious.
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Date of stay: May 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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mlungcobo wrote a review Dec 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have never seen such a poor service. We come inn around 20h00 on Wednesday , an admin called us informing us the the kitchen has closed and food wont be prepared for us. Any reasonable person would have called us earlier and ask us if they can prepare food for since the kitchen closes at 19h30 but that was never done.
When we arrive another couple was enjoying their meal while we were told that we could not place an order anymore.

The least said about the breakfast the better. Poor poor service. I will not recommend this place to any decent person.
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Date of stay: November 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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12cmab wrote a review Dec 2017
Gauteng, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay for business of for an event. Lovely people, awesome food and good service.
Rooms are clean and well maintained.
It can be abit noisy where Room 1 and 2 are, as it is next to the restaurant, but overall a lovely experience
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Date of stay: November 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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nboot291854 wrote a review Oct 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on our way back to catch a flight out of South Africa. A little tricky to get to but good rooms & very helpful staff. Awesome full cooked breakfast included.Could have highlighted more clearly that no food available on Sat / Sun evening.
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Date of stay: September 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cathy W wrote a review Jun 2018
Emalahleni, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the lodge for Father's Day lunch. We had pre booked but they allocated us a table which was too small.After realising that we could not fit eleven people around a table set for eight we were moved to an isolated spot where we could not hear or see the live music. The service was unfortunately slow and the food was both cold and unappetizing.The overall experience was very disappointing.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Willie367 wrote a review Aug 2017
Emalahleni, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arriving at the entrance to the complex grounds and surrounds brings with it an air of expectancy that is justified on entering the building.
We were welcomed at the door by the receptionist and shown the way to the dinning room,which had a lovely ambiance to it.The young waiter was very helpful and is obviously still learning.Food was excellent and well presented the Hake Fish dish was ordered with fresh salad and a generous amount was given,although the fish on the plate was a bit small for the price Friends had Lamb Chops and Rump Steak and thoroughly enjoyed this with tasty vegetables This is a place of tranquility I should have had my coffee in the lovely lounge area with its stylish leather chairs and couches
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Date of stay: August 2017
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MakhosiniMasina wrote a review Jun 2017
Mbombela, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was excellent i cant complain with nothing,the only thing i wish is that if the company can use Hippo Lodge everytime when they do the bookings it can be a great thing to all the employees.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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ditshego360 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place , great service only complain i have was that on arrival the sheets were not clean yet overall the place is very clean and the staff is friendly. secure and shaded parking, love the vintage BENZ in the parking lot
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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MagWag786 wrote a tip Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom34 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room had a river view, which was wonderful."
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippo River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hippo River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Highveld Mall (2.9 km), iJump (5.5 km), and Tanzanite Blue (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hippo River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hippo River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Hippo River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hippo River Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hippo River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Basket Witbank, Mama Lisa, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hippo River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hippo River Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Hippo River Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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