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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely stop for the night. Rooms need a little update other than that staff were great food good. Grounds pretty and overall it is very clean. It was a one night stop for thirteen of us they were very organized for us. Rooms r good and clean just needs a bit of updating I would stay here again.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent 4 nights here last week and could not fault whatsoever. Stayed in a lovely chalet overlooking the river. The day we arrived there was a hippo in the river below our chalet and the elephants from elephant whisper were across the river. The staff make this hotel. They are all so friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Grace, Tandy...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Trishbowyer Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate your choosing to stay with us at Hippo Hollow , thank you for recognizing our staff and their friendliness and helpfulness. Also so glad that you enjoyed the food from our restaurant and that your overall stay with us...

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent hotel, food really good, and comfortable rooms. A wild hippo came to graze on the grass, which was a thrill. Close to Kruger national park and Elephant whispers, for orphans elephants. Coming to Africa? This is a must see!

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Dear Sue B Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Hippo Hollow and so glad you enjoyed the comfort of our rooms and that you managed to see a hippo right on our grass. It always bring us great joy to receive this kind of feedback because then we truly know that we are doing something right. we...

Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Kruger Park and stayed 3 nights at Hippo Hollow. Very nice challet with view to the river. The staff is friendly with very good service attitude, they try their best to make us happy and satisfied customers. Breakfast and dinner are OK. On the first day we had some problems with the room, the general manager took...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear eytan52 Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Hippo Hollow and so glad that your problem was solved quickly and efficiently and that our staff were friendly. With regards to the chalet , so happy you loved it and the view. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again and hope you had...

Comox, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff. 2 dinners there and one breakfast. Dinner was excellent both buffet and the a la carte. Breakfast was a bit small but ok. Hats off to Candi the receptionist who helped me with a button on my pants. Sleep quality great. Wifi was very good. Rooms a bit rustic with huge bathroom and hot water. Highly recommended

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear cactus52 Thank you so much for the two nights that you stayed with us and so happy that you enjoyed the food and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate Candi for her helpfulness , thank you for mentioning her. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Kruger and our agent booked this hotel. We stayed here two nights and had full activities panned. They have a nice lake where hippos hang out, unfortunately they weren't there the weekend we visited. They are next to Elephant Whispers, a sanctuary that educates visitors and gives you the chance to ride them.

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Jessica H Thank you so much for the two nights that you stayed with us we really appreciate it and we loved having you. we really look forward to seeing you again and we hope you had a safe trip back home.

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned here having been wowed by the place and area many years ago, first impression was of shock as the change and then we realised why.... it now caters for the transient tourist with one or two nights in mind, so big parties ruin the niche they had previously. The lodges had not been updated and where now getting...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear RobH567 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and so glad you enjoyed the food and service from our staff. looking forward to seeing you again and hoping you had a lovely trip back home.

Lydenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service if you are local (SA). Exorbitante prices for accommodation and restaurant. Room decor old, bed was very uncomfortable. Toilet cistern made noise the whole night.(there was no maintenence people to fix it). No fridge in room with service bar. They could not supply me with a second chair to sit outside on the balcony with my wife. On...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing much of the Panorama Route, we stayed at Hippo Hollow, and were blown away! This place is really affordable and ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. The rooms and location are stunning. We had a great meal while watching a hippo in the river below. There was also a fantastic traditional dance performance done which really added to the African experience. Their...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear jennyday2017 Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Hippo Hollow and we are so glad that you enjoyed our Shangaan Spectacular , so glad that you loved your room and the location. Thank you once again, looking forward to seeing you in the near future and hoping you had a lovely trip back home.

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go to Hippo Hollow for lunch. We were the only people there. We ordered a fillet steak each, to find they did not have fillet. So we decided on a hamburger each. It took nearly and hour to be served. The meat patties were dry and totally overcooked and the chips also. A very average meal. However,...

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Zandile-HH, General Manager at Hippo Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sally 10148 Firstly thank you very much for visiting our beautiful grounds at Hippo Hollow it is just unfortunate that your experience was not a good one. I just want to apologise for the disappointment that you experienced with us and we just wanted to let you know that our guests are our first priority and we will definitely...

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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Address: Po Box 2304, Hazyview, | Mpumalanga Kruger Area, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Price Range: $141 - $549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippo Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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“They are all good”
cooks4, 29 May 2017 | Read review
“Go for a chalet by the river”
trishbowyer, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view to the river”
eytan52, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“makes sure you inspect the room first there are old and newer rooms old lodges are tired”
RobH567, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 77 1st floor, end of block with large balcony & easy access for main hotel & pool area”
jackieb242, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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