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Welcome to Hippo Hollow

Hazyview Accommodation on the Banks of the Sabie River

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is a comfortable, family-friendly hotel situated on the banks of the Sabie River near Hazyview in South Africa. It is an ideal destination from which to access nearby Kruger National Park and the spectacular sights of Mpumalanga Province.

Set within indigenous gardens, Hippo Hollow offers Hazyview accommodation in a choice of Courtyard Rooms, River Chalets and Garden Chalets. The 18 thatched River Chalets overlook the famous Sabie River and are perfect for small families. The 19 Garden Chalets are the preference of couples and our 54 Courtyard Rooms are best suited to business travellers. All feature en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities.

Other facilities at Hippo Hollow Country Estate include three onsite restaurants, a bar and lounge area, sprawling gardens, two swimming pools and complimentary Wi-Fi. Hippo Hollow Hotel also offers a great conference and banqueting venue and is a convenient base for team building activities.

Hippo Hollow Restaurant offers a variety of international and South African-inspired dishes which can be accompanied by our fine South African wines. Whilst indulging in delicious cuisine, guests can marvel at the birdlife and grunting hippopotami which have taken up residence in the Sabie River below.

For a truly South African wedding, little surpasses the charm and tranquility of the wedding venue at Hippo Hollow. Couples can choose to say their ‘I dos’ on the elephant deck overlooking the river, as a cultural affair in the Amphitheatre of the Shangaan River Club or on the banks of the Sabie River. Aside from the convenient onsite Hazyview accommodation options, the natural beauty of the Lowveld bushveld provides the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding.

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Situated just outside of Hazyview, between the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld of the Greater Kruger Area to the east, Hippo Hollow is a wonderful base from which to explore the Mpumalanga Lowveld. A myriad of activities await you; from ‘Big 5’ safaris to helicopter adventures and more.

Some activity highlights include Blyde River Canyon tours, cultural experiences at Shangaan River Club and encounters with Africa’s largest land mammals at Elephant Whispers. Those seeking leisure can relax in a hammock by the pool or watch the hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife congregate at the river.

However you choose to spend your time, we hope that you will leave Hippo Hollow feeling relaxed and refreshed, having experienced the timelessness of Africa. If you are in search of Hazyview accommodation we have something fitting for business travellers, families and couples. We look forward to welcoming you to Hippo Hollow Country Estate at the heart of Mpumalanga.

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