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Explore the Magnificent Lowveld with Hippo Hollow

The Lowveld, Kruger National Park and surrounds offer endless activities and attractions from the scenic wonders of the Panorama Route, and the wonders of Elephant Whispers, to the thrill of an open vehicle game drive and some of the most adrenalin-filled adventures around. To assist in making your visit to the area complete Hippo Hollow Hotel offers a convenient booking service for all excursions.

For nature lovers, full day, morning, afternoon and sunset game drives are available at a range of prices. All drives take place in open safari vehicles to enhance you game viewing experience, and are accompanied by professional field guides. Other unforgettable wildlife activities include a visit to Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park, the Cheetah Project Tour, and walking safaris in the Kruger National Park.

The Lowveld is a haven for adrenalin junkies, with a wide variety of exciting activities to choose from including helicopter flights, microlighting, rafting, wall climbing and an aerial cable trail. Perfect for the little ones, the region also boasts paint ball, white water tubing, inflatable kayaking, the Big Swing, and quad biking.

The Graskop Gorge Lift Company is an attraction not to be missed. Centrally located on the Panorama Route, it is an ideal stop over point, whether it be for the view, the forest, the food or the various adventure activities, guided tours and hikes in the surrounding areas.

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Mpumalanga Helicopter Co.

Mpumalanga Helicopter Co. offers breathtaking helicopter adventures over the scenic flights and transfers… simply the best way to experience the beauty and capture the splendor of the magnificent Mpumalanga Lowveld. The Mpumalanga Helicopter Co. is located on the Hippo Hollow Estate – for more information on how to book your flight contact our friendly reservations team or visit the Mpumalanga Helicopter Co. website here.

TOURS

Seasons in Africa Transfers & Excursions offers professional, knowledgeable, experienced and above all, flexible guides. With vehicles based in Hazyview, Hoedspruit and White River, all major airports, game lodges, hotels and attractions throughout the region are easily accessible. All vehicles include transport permits and are covered by comprehensive passenger liability insurance to ensure comfort and safety. Chilled bottled mineral water is provided on all transfers and tours.

Full Day Excursions

  • Panoramic Splendour

    Experience the beauty of the third deepest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon with a qualified tour guide and visit magnificent sites that include the Three Rondavels, Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the greater Sabie area.

  • Pilgrim's Rest Gold Tour

    Relive the history of this old mining town. Visit the mine manager’s house, Alenglade House, various museums, churches, the old cemetery and even pan for gold.

  • Kruger National Park

    Spend the day in the world famous Kruger National Park exploring the wonders of the African bush in the company of a qualified field guide.

Half Day Excursions

  • Elephant Whispers

    Situated in the Sandford Conservancy on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers offers an Elephant Experience of a lifetime which will leave you with a renewed respect and admiration for these gentle giants of Africa.

  • Sudwala Caves

    The oldest known caves in the world, the caves are situated in Pre-cumbrian dolomite rocks formed over a period of some 3000 million years. These are amongst the second oldest known sedimentary rocks on the earth, and fossils of the first oxygen producing plants on the earth, Collenia, can be found here.

  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

    A centre focusing on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines.

  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

    A haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. View lion, leopard, servals, caracals, honey badger, eagles and vultures up close.

  • Jessica The Hippo

    Enjoy an interaction with the world famous Jessica the hippo… feed her tea, give her back scratches and hear her inspiring story.

  • The Jane Goodal Institute Chimpanzee Eden

    Home to rescued chimpanzees that need care refuge. The only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa.

  • Shangaan River Club

    Follow the sound of the beating drums through a path of flaming torches and immerse yourself in a Feast of Culture, with a night of Shangaan song, dance and an outstanding African Banquet!

  • Nyani Cultural Village

    The history and culture of the African tribes comes to life at Nyani Cultural Village in Hoedspruit. The “Living Cultural Village” a journey through the stages of life in a Shangaan homestead, (Muti) learrning about traditional practices from birth, through childhood up to marriage, after which a delicious lunch will served in the typical African style, after the theatre show.

  • Golf

    Enjoy a round of golf at the Sabi River Country Cub in Hazyview on the banks of the famous Sabie River. Rated among the top 10 courses in South Africa, the course is situated alongside Nelspruit and White River.

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