Hippo Hideaway is self-catering and is conveniently situated across the road from Spar so it was quick to pop out and grab some food for a meal. The place was well maintained and clean and we had someone make up our room every morning. The boma is ideal for braaiing and the pool was welcome for all the hot days we were spoilt with. We were unfortunately there over a weekend when the water supply was cut off for 2 days (no fault of the management who kept us informed, supplied bottled water and refilled their tanks). Management are also very helpful with suggesting outings and making any necessary bookings.
The downside of our stay was that it lacked peace and quiet. We were in Room 1 which meant that most people would pass our room on the way to their accommodation. The venue is also more suited to families and there were lots of children around and we would be woken by them playing in the courtyard quite early in the morning. Some children were unsupervised in the pool area (this worried me a lot!) and created quite a lot of noise and splashing - not a relaxed afternoon at the pool!! It was fortunate that we went on several outings during our stay.
I would recommend this as a getaway for families with young children, but if you're a couple hoping to get away from the noise, this is probably not the place for you.
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