Hippo Hollow Country Estate
An ideal destination from which to access nearby Kruger National Park and the spectacular Panorama Route, Hippo Hollow Country Estate is a comfortable, family-friendly hotel on the banks of the Sabie River near Hazyview. Adventure activities abound in the area, but it is also a place to relax in a hammock by the pool or watch the hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife congregate at the river.
The hotel offers 18 thatched river chalets, perfect for families, 19 garden chalets for couples and 54 courtyard rooms. The main lodge features a bar and lounge area, sprawling gardens and 2 swimming pools. The restaurant offers an à la carte menu and an assorted buffet and overlooks the river with an expansive deck. Here you can enjoy watching hippos grazing on the lawn while sipping on cocktails and indulging in delicious South African cuisine. For a taste of the area’s culture, visit the nearby Shangaan River Club for dinner and a show.
- Well-located for exploring the Panorama Route
- Affordable and relaxed
- Helicopters on-site for flights over Blyde River Canyon
- See hippos and other wildlife from your dining table
At a glance
- 91 Rooms
- All Ages
- Open All Year
- Family Rooms
- Bed & Breakfast
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