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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview, Hippo Hollow offers stylish accommodation overlooking picturesque gardens, or the mighty Sabie River. Enjoy a variety of mouth-watering dishes, whilst watching the grazing of the Hippopotamus on the lawn against the backdrop of a sunset.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is situated outside Hazyview on the Sabie River between the Drakensberg Mountains to the West and the low-lying bushveld to the east. It is the ideal destination from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the sites of Mpumalanga.

18 RIVER CHALETS
- Twin beds
- Loft with 2 single beds
- Air-conditioning
- Ceiling fans
- Satellite television
- Kitchenette with semi-self catering facilities
- Private deck overlooking the Sabie River
- Double showers
- Tea / coffee making facilities.

19 GARDEN CHALETS
- Twin beds
- Kitchenette with semi-self catering facilities
- Verandah overlooking lush gardens
- Ceiling fans
- Double showers
- Tea / coffee making facilities

26 TWIN ROOMS
- Twin beds
- Air-conditioning
- Satellite television
- Ceiling fans
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Double shower

28 DELUXE ROOMS
- Twin rooms
- 2 rooms with baths (no showers)
- 26 rooms with showers
- Air-conditioning and heating
- Ceiling fans
- Balconies and verandahs overlooking lush gardens
- Satellite television
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Inter-leading rooms available.

CUISINE
Dine in the à la carte restaurant on a variety of mouth-watering dishes and enjoy a selection of South African wines from our wine cellar.

Full À la Carte restaurant
– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Ladies bar
– International cocktail menu

FACILITIES & SPECIAL SERVICES
- Well stocked curio shop
- Two swimming pools
- Laundry service
- 24 hour security
- Baby sitting service with cots available on request

ACTIVITIES
Shangaan River Club
Shangaan River Club Immerse yourself in a feast of culture with a night of Shangaan dance and song at the Shangaan River Club. Let the African spirit entertain you, your family, or your group of friends or staff members. The Shangaan River Club welcomes all to the festivities under the thatched boma where song, dance, verse and magnificent food all together form a feast in the true sense of the word.
– Joint venture community project with local aids orphanage.
– Learn of the rich heritage and customs of the Shangaan people.
– Welcome drink of local maize beer
– Take part in a customary hand-washing ritual.
– Sangoma on hand for those interested in traditional African healing
– Cultural songs and dances performed by local aids orphans.
– Narrated folk stories told by Chief.
– Traditional Shangaan cuisine.
– Maximum number the boma can hold is175 people.
– Reservations are essential.
– Dinner is subject to availability.
– Starts at 18h30 (no specific day 3 /4 times a week).

Helicopter Trips
Swoop over deep and mysterious gorges; linger above roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls, savoring the breathtaking views whilst enjoying a delicious picnic.
– Exhilarating flights over deep canyons.
– Linger above rivers and waterfalls.
– Spectacular photographic opportunities
– Fly along the escarpment to Gods Window and the Three Rondavels.
– Blyde River Canyon (1 000 metres deep and 30 km long).
– Picnic at the pinnacle with magnificent views.

Elephant Whispers
An interaction with elephants offering the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats, as well as elephant back rides.

Kruger National Park
Open vehicle safari adventures into South Africa’s largest and world famous game reserve, the Kruger National Park, in a specially modified open vehicle.
– 10 minutes from Hippo Hollow

Gate times for the Kruger National Park
– Jan - Feb 05h30-18h30
– Mar 05h30 - 18h00
– Apr 06h00 - 18h00
– May - Jul 06h00-17h30
– Aug - Sep 06h00-18h00
– Oct 05h30-18h00
– Nov - Dec 05h00-18h30

GOLF
Sabie River Bungalows

The Sabie River Bungalows Golf Club is just outside Hazyview, which is about 40 kilometres from the Kruger National Park and situated along the Sabie River. Nature trails and abundant bird life make it a great destination for golfers and their families.
– 18 hole course
– Halfway House
– Bar
– Restaurant
– Pro-Shop

Kruger Park Lodge
Kruger Park Lodge is situated along the banks for the Sabie River, just ten minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy a walk or trail, and a sundowner in the boma on the
Riverbank after a hard day of play.
– 9 hole, 18 tee golf course
– 10 min from Kruger National Park
– Green fees applicable
– Cart fees applicable
– Distance (men 5950m / women 5059m)

Panorama Tour
The Sabie River Valley is an area rich in history and incredible views and abundant wildlife. Activities include marveling at Mpumalanga’s spectacular scenery from God’s Window, the quaint and historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest, or exploring the waterfalls and rock formations at
– Bourke’s Luck Potholes
– Sabie River Valley
– God’s Window
– Pilgrim’s Rest

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
An extremely informative and exciting tour of an African wildlife rehabilitation centre.
– 2 tours daily at 09h30 & 15h00.
– Wildlife rehabilitation centre
– Up close views of lion, leopard, servals, caracals, honey badgers, eagles and vultures.

Balloon Safaris
Before sunrise, travel to the launch site to help prepare the giant balloon for its launch into the awakening sky.
– 1 hour balloon ride and Breakfast at a country lodge

River Rafting
An adrenalin adventure.  Travel along the scenic Sabie River through dense wooded vegetation and rapids. For the more adventurous, a 35 metre abseil.

Country shopping
– Perry’s Bridge Trading Post Curio Shop
– Tanur Jewellery Boutique
– Safari Surfers (casual clothing)
– The Jeep Shop (outdoor clothing)
– Rogue (leather garments and accessories)
– Paper Chain (internet café)
– The Earth Collection (quality clothing)
– In Da Belly (local and imported delicatessen)
– Hair and beauty salon
– Morse Nursery

Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Bed and Breakfast rates starting from R 495 per person sharing


Accommodation includes bed and breakfast



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