Hippo Hollow - Hazyview, The Panorama

Hazyview Accommodation
Hazyview, The Panorama

Hippo Hollow

Hazyview, The Panorama - Accommodation

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Hippo Hollow in Hazyview

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is situated outside Hazyview on the Sabi River between the Drakensberg mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld to the west. It is the ideal destination from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the sights of Mpumalanga. Hippo Hollow is just 10 minutes from the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route, which includes Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon, and the many fantastic waterfalls of the escarpment close by.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate provides the ideal breakaway from the rigorous of city life. The lodge has an "Out of Africa" feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. The A La Carte Restaurant invites guests to enjoy fine cuisine accompanied by South African wines selected from our wine cellar. Relax at one of the two beautifully positioned swimming pools set amongst lush gardens, or take a helicopter adventure, where you will swoop over deep and mysterious gorges, linger above roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls, and view the fascinating and dramatic rock formations of the Blyde River Canyon.

A range of activities such as a trip to Shangaan Cultural Village, white water rafting, quad biking, open vehicle safaris into the Kruger National Park, kloofing, abseiling and horse riding, to mention but a few, can be arranged by our friendly staff at reception.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Hippo Hollow,Hazyview, The Panorama

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Conference Venues
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Ballooning
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Big 5
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing - Sport
  • Fishing
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Trekking
  • Walking
  • Waterhole

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Map of Hippo Hollow in Hazyview, The Panorama


GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 7' 24.5" E / 25° 1' 55.3" S

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Driving to Hippo Hollow in Hazyview, The Panorama

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 0.2 km / Duration: 3 hours 59 mins
1.Head northwest0.5 km
2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
2.8 km
3.Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M960.5 km
4.Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd83 m
5.Turn right at the 1st cross street25 m
6.Merge onto R21 via the ramp to R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport
Toll road
7.2 km
7.At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
8.Merge onto N4
Toll road
116 km
9.Take the exit toward R360.6 km
10.Continue onto R3615.3 km
11.Continue onto R53945.5 km
12.Turn left onto N4
Partial toll road
27.2 km
13.Take the exit0.2 km
14.Keep right at the fork0.8 km
15.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit0.4 km
16.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R370.8 km
17.Turn left onto Madiba Dr/Provincial P9/2 Rd/R40
Continue to follow R40
15.1 km
18.Turn left onto Danie Joubert St0.3 km
19.Turn right onto Tom Lawrence St1.1 km
20.Turn left onto R40/R5382.3 km
21.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R4041.1 km
22.Turn left to stay on R403.6 km
23.Turn left0.2 km

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O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Hippo Hollow

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Great place to stay before and after going into Kruger! Great value and excellent location. Highly recommended.

review by Tim Auer

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Good food, good ambience...and if you are lucky enough...you may spot a hippo or two while enjoying your meal

review by Pauline Chek

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What a lovely experience. Met for lunch for my sisters birthday and the staff sang to her and presented her with a birthday cake. So touched by the staff and going the extra 10 miles to make her feel special. Thank you.

review by Cheryl Smit

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I love this hotel. Its quirky fun and the hippos do come to graze on the grass at the back of the restaurant!

review by Jane Linsell

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I visited Hippo Hollow with a friend in July 2018. The rooms are a bit dated but otherwise really nice. The estate is beautiful. The food in the restaurant and the breakfast is better than expected. Really good service too.

review by Martin Dyhr Jørgensen

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Lovely views from the restaurant. The accommodation also looks splendid! Lovely pool area. Staff was friendly and food was good quality! Nice and tranquil atmosphere!

review by Johan Scheepers Scheepers

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Very clean and comfortable rooms. Staff are well trained and friendly. Excellent location on a river with a great chance of hippo sightings from the restaurant. Very good food on offer.

review by Silvana Arena

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We had a wonderful time at hippo hollow! The service was excellent - we were greeted promptly with iced tea and didn't have to wait at all. The staff were very courteous. While we were eating lunch we saw elephants walking across the river. We also saw hippos at night! The security was good and there was wifi at the pool and lobby, which was useful. Also - would recommend the show if you get the chance. It was entertaining and the performers are extremely talented!

review by Deborah Lee

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The hippo hollow country estate is a beautiful hotel with lots of green areas, peacefull pools and great food.The estate sits on the river bed which accomodates hippos and if youre lucky you could see one.The place offers an authentic experience of an african tribal show with mesmerising vocals and acrobatic dancing, its also very funny.We really enjoyed the show, even though it is clearly for tourists. Included with the show is a buffe with a variety of dishes including crocodile tail, impala meat and kudu meat. The food was Delicious and the attention to details and each guest was very clear.Benjamin, the manager was very helpfull and nice with a lot of stories and a huge smile!The rooms are very clean and quite.The whole stuff is very polite and helpfull with every question and request.We really enjoyed our stay!

review by Boris Indelman

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An amazing estate, access to the elephant sanctuary (Elephant Whispers) where you can spend time with the elephants and a must do activity. We were lucky enough to see a few hippos by the river and felt safe and protected from the deck. Comfy rooms and lovely restaurant with good food and local beer in tap.

review by Paul Chivers

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We attend a wedding there, was pleasantly surprised by our surroundings! The room had everything in and even the bathroom was very spacious. The reception was by far the best and the food was amazing!

review by Rene Marais

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Good food good view good location

review by Enjoy2522 5555

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Lovely setting with great staff. The evening menu was good and the food was superb. On our second night we sat in the restaurant and had the delight of watching a hippo on the lawn for about 40 minutes it was lovely. Would recommend to friends.

review by Anonymous

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I was overwhelmed by the experience at Hippo Hollow. I was overwhelmed by the staff, the service was excellent, the best compared to service at any other venue I visited on holiday in the last 5 years. The neatness of the venue and the well kept and manicured gardens was great. The rooms were excellent. The food was good. The management really made us feel part of the family and there was no difference in treatment that we received as locals compared to the overseas visitors. Thanks to the staff and management.

review by Maropeng Bahula, South Africa

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