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.

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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 8 reviews 3.5 View more reviews
Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Virginie Favre


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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Richard & Helene Poole


I wish we hadn't stopped over here. It was like a holiday camp. The only highlight was the elephant sanctuary visit next door which was superb. I would have skipped this stop over and gone directly to benguerra for a longer stay.

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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Alisa and Neil Golub


No telephones in the rooms. This was very unsettling in case of an emergency, especially since every time we had an issue with our room (which was often), we had to walk in the dark (with signs that read beware of hippos and crocodiles) to the reception area. Room was dirty and sheets were ripped and stained. We would never stay here again and would highly recommend against it for fellow travelers

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Hippo Hollow Country Estate

All South Africa Itineraries
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Cape Town, Panorama Route and Kruger Family Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $7,900 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Balule Private Nature Reserve, Panorama Route