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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 05 May 2024via mobile
Great experience after a long day in Kruger Park. We had a chalet with river view...outstanding! Clean! Comfortable.
Reception by staff on arrival excellent. Dinner good quality food and service.
Breakfast outstanding.
Cherry on top was sightings of hippo and elephants from the eating area
Lastly good security ensures a peaceful visit to a smart venhe
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Good day, thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit us again in the future.
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Hippo Hollow is a restaurant in a hotel complex in a wonderful setting backing into the Sabie River. As the name suggests, there is a food chance of seeing hippos - and we did. We saw a large solo hippo and then a mother/baby.
As for the food it was nice enough without being exceptional and the service was very good.
I would definitely recommend eating here

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anri Hayward, Marketing at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day Wayne, hope you are well and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, We would love for our food to be excellent. If you would not mind, could you please send us some more information on your dining experience on sales@lowveldhollows.co.za

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Reviewed 23 April 2024

This was the most wonderful place to stay, lodge itself was gorgeous and spacious and the staff were incredibly attentive. Food out of this world. And add to that views of hippo, crocs and elephants from balcony - 5star!

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anri Hayward, Marketing at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day, hope you are doing well. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and managed to see some of the wildlife that graces our premises.

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Reviewed 20 April 2024

We had a very nice stay in our little house surrounded by nature. Food was average and buffet style. Drinks ok and the service average (slow) as almost everywhere in South Africa. Not cheap but in Hazyview the location is perfect.
No hippo’s. I can not believe that they are frequently seen at this river location, more a advertisement.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Edwin P
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Anri Hayward, Marketing at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day, Thank you for your review. We apologize for the slow service you received, this is not the standard we strive for, but happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Hippos are seen quite often in the stretch of river running through the property, although mostly at night time.

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Reviewed 12 April 2024

What an amazing little place. I loved it here could have stayed a few more days. This was part of our SA tour stayed here for Kruger. Take a torch as lights go off for two hrs every night and it's pitch black only light is in hotel area. Prices reasonable breakfast buffet very good pizzas yummy and scenery just stunning. There is nowhere to go and no taxis come here stayed three nights.

Room tip: Stay up to watch the hippos come out at night
Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank Louise B
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Anri Hayward, Marketing at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2024

Good day Louise, Hope you are well and thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Although we do not have an inhouse transport service, there are various options available with our outside service providers for transfers between the hotel and town/activities. We have also taken note of the dark pathways and will be addressing this.

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Reviewed 2 April 2024

Our recent trip to Hippo Hollow Country Estate was one of our Memorable holidays. From arrival to departure we were treated with the utmost friendliness and professionalism from all the staff! My son was treated like a King with every Breakfast and was made sure he was comfortable and relaxed as well, they really went out of their way to make him happy! And then there is not even talking about the most beautiful views and relaxing and tranquil atmosphere with Elephants and Hippos on your doorstep. I would definitely recommend Hippo Hollow for your next trip. If you don't believe me try them for yourself!

Room tip: Make provision for dinner if you do not want to eat at the Restaurant. No facilities to make your own dinner (eg. braai, microwave etc.)
Date of stay: March 2024
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Anri Hayward, Marketing at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Good day Yolandi, hope you are well and thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will visit again in the near future.

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