Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the banks of the Sabi River in Hazyview, only ten minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park. The rooms either overlook the picturesque gardens with its two swimming pools or the mighty Sabi River.

Dine in the a la carte restaurant on a variety of mouth-watering dishes and enjoy a selection of South African wines from the cellar, whilst watching the grazing of the Hippopotamus on the lawn.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate offers 19 garden chalets, 18 river chalets and 54 hotel rooms. Within only half an hour drive you can witness the spectacular Panorama Route which includes Pilgrims Rest, Graskop, Bourkesluck Potholes, God's Window, and the Blyde River Canyon as well as the many fantastic waterfalls of the surrounding area.

How to get to Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Drive time from Johannesburg is approximately 5 hours and it is approximately 45 min drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

Activities at Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Nearby activities include game drives to Kruger Park, river rafting, fishing, hiking, golfing, Helicopter Scenic Flights over the Blyde River Canyon and many more. There are also Shangaan cultural activities and elephant interactions to explore.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Client Score: 3.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews 3.5 Showing 1 - 2 of 10 reviews
Hippo Hollow Country Estate



This was the one accommodation we felt was underwhelming. We understand that Hippo Hollow was just a convenient overnight stop on the way from Zambia to Thornybush, but we would not recommend it to friends. There were bugs throughout our room and on/in the bed without mosquito netting available. Service was not on the same level as the other places we stayed and we thought the food…

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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Lauren & Ian Ratner


Saw the hippos! Really close to Elephant Whispers sanctuary and we were able to "meet" and ride elephants. Unique accommodations that never felt crowded. Good menu at restaurant but slow service. Pool nice and not crowded. Most people leave for game drives during the day so very relaxing if you stay on property. Short walk to restaurants and shops outside the resort but they…

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Cape Town, Panorama Route and Kruger Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $13,530 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Panorama Route