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Hippo Pools Resort

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends here that had a time share and we had a great time. The rooms were large and spacious. All round great stay. We went fishing and spotted some hippos was a fantastic experience seeing them there in the water just lazing about!

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This resort, it seems, has a long history. It has been through several incarnations and as it stands at the moment made for a pleasant place for our one night stop over. The place is in the process of being upgraded from being let go a bit in the past. The pool is great and the rooms clean and comfortable....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Run-down, ramshackle kind of place. The "restaurant" had nothing other than a very poor quality salad to offer, as everything else on the menu wasn't available. Swimming pool was green.The tariff we originally were quoted wasn't correct so we ended up spending more money than we'd expected, and the rooms were way below average! Overall, a terribly disappointing stay. Seemingly,...

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1Thank Gill R
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed here three nights and loved it. The host was very lovely and was so willing to help with any questions we had. We had problems with our rental car and she even called Avis to put us in the right direction. We had about three meals there and they were all prepared very tastily and the staff were...

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Thank christinaarmstrong2
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I was happy to find Hippo pools had Accom as the whole of Hoedspruit was booked out! I kinda know why. The place needs a lot of maintenance, rooms are ok, but certainly not 3 star! Most positive thing I can say was my bed was comfy and clean. When I checked in I asked if there was a restaurant...

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Thank de_chalain
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Rooms and over all lodge is in a horrible state and over priced, not worth R 1100.00 per night This lodge has passed its hey days. Paid and they could not pick this up??? Should not exceed more than R500.00 per night.

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Thank debbiev39
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A beautifully clean and very neat room that was comfortable for our one night stay. Lovely crisp, clean white linen. A super pool facing room that was well equipped and had all the necessary goodies for a braai. Clean, modern bathroom. A most pleasant overnight stay with a very friendly reception lady. Was a bit far out of town so...

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Thank 622sharonf
Polokwane, South Africa
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Where to start! This is a 3 star self catering spot! What you book online is not what you get! The owner, who was away, has still not contacted us for our refund after we were woken by the cockroaches scuttling over the 'kitchen' walls. We arrived with 2 young children at about 7.30 pm and had no hot water,...

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1Thank moodieancic
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Staff were helpful and friendly but not as close to the airport as thought so had to pay for transfer. We just paid for basic room which had no air conditioning but it was clean and neat. Swimming pool was fantastic. Unfortunately didn't sight any hippos that morning. Wifi was free but only accessible around reception area.

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1Thank Sue Z
London
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Lovely 'basic', rustic lodge with splendid Hippos and other wildlife roaming around. There is no air conditioning, however, so be prepared to BOIL! We were told there would be air con, but there were very slow ceiling fans instead. My friends slept on the floor and other locations to try and get cool at night. None of the doors to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnificent Olifants river property is ideal for a weekend breakaway where you can even fly in and land on the tarred landing strip located on the Estate. A Must stay property for the bush lover that have a large family and friends that enjoy each others company, African sunsets, birdlife and the luxury of a fully equipped house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hippo Pools Resort

Address: On the R40, 22km North of Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: £59 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hippo Pools Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for anything with AIR CON, if you can get it, hurray!!!”
the-arctic-wolf, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Out buildings have the best views.”
davel779, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“They rooms by the pool. It was very quiet”
576fr_d_ricb, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Unit next to the river to view the hippo's”
960bertien, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The luxury rondavel, where we stayed, is probably not the most comfortable among the different options. Next time we will try the cottages facing the pool.”
758pietrom, 29 Aug 2013 | Read review
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