I have had the privilege of staying at a few exclusive holiday destinations, whether it was work related, simply for leisure or by some spontaneous gesture by friends and I have compiled a bit of an overview and also an opinion on each one of the places that I have been to.. A few years ago I went on a staff retreat to Hippo Hollow and I can only sing praises about this place. One of my memories include seeing a few Hippos during breakfast and also enjoying the beautiful view which was visible from my room.
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. https://www.hippohollow.co.za/
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.
Hippo Hollow is an ideal place to visit if you are going with a large group of family of friends. If you like me are a nature lover and don’t mind sun soaking and making memories, Hippo Hollow is ideal. They had excellent service and It was quite an experience to be there.