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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Kruger area

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Hippo Hollow Country Estate overview

Hippo Hollow Country Estate has a lovely setting near Hazyview just a short drive from Kruger National Park. It has extensive gardens and hippos are often seen grazing on the lawn! Accommodation is made up of 37 self-catering chalets and 54 hotel rooms. The chalets have kitchenettes, celing fans, double showers, tea and coffee making facilities and either a verandah overlooking the garden or deck with views of the Sabie River. The hotel rooms are air conditioned and have ensuite bathrooms, celing fans and tea and coffee making facilities. 28 of the rooms have balconies and verandahs.

There are 2 swimming pools in the hotel's gardens. Other facilities include a lounge with internet access, a curio shop and a laundry service. There is a choice of dining. Hippo Hollow Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves an a la carte menu. The Ladies Bar is open for cocktails and the Wine Cellar offers a range of South Africa wines. The Shangaan River Club is a cultural evening combining traditional folk songs, dance and folk stories as well as tradiotnal local food. This is a joint community project run with the local Aids orphanage. Perry's Bridge Trading Post is located next door to Hippo Hollow and has a restaurant serving classic food with a twist.

There is a huge range of activities including open vehicle safaris in Kruger National Park, elephant back rides, helicopter flights, dawn balloon rides, visits to a reptile park, visits to a wildlife rehabilitation centre, visits to Chimpanzee Eden and the botanical gardens and a Panorama Tour visiting God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Sabie River Valley. For the sport lover, abseling, rafting, kayaking, quad biking, horse riding for beginners or experienced riders, golf and visitis to an aerial cable trail can all be arranged.

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