Hippo Pools Resort

Hippo Pools Resort offers a range of self-catering accommodation, from luxurious riverside houses to smaller budget rooms. Wildlife roaming the property includes hippo, waterbuck, duiker, vervet monkeys, honey badgers as well as a fantastic range of birdlife.

Riverside houses are situated on the banks of the Olifants River; all have private splash pools, fully equipped kitchens and a braai area looking onto the river. Rooms at the resort are ideal for individual travellers or couples visiting the area. Every room has basic self-catering facilities of two plate stove, kettle, fridge, pots pans and coffee and tea making facilities. All accommodation is serviced daily and all linen is provided please bring swimming towels.

All rooms are self-catering; however, there is a great restaurant only 2 km away from us who offer an a la carte menu. If you are enjoying relaxing at the river, why not let us make your side dishes for your own braai.

The resort boasts a small riverside chapel for intimate weddings, a private airstrip for avid aviators microlight trips can be arranged for anyone keen to give it a try, a large swimming pool, games room and tea garden for light snacks and drinks.

The resort is a fantastic base to explore the area, situated 55 km from the Phalaborwa gate and 100 km from the Orpen gate of the Kruger Park.

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Reviews

  • "Stilte"

    27 August 2017

    "Rustigheid en stilte van die bos"

    Hannes Roux
  • "Relaxing stay"

    12 April 2016

    "Was there with my 3 sons, kids enjoyed the big pool, the airplanes flying and landing there and the biljart!"

    Corn Van Dongen, South Africa
  • "Weekend in Hoedspruit"

    14 September 2015

    "The place is beautiful. I had a fabolous weekend...."

    Abegail Madonsela, South Africa
  • "Awesome"

    07 May 2015

    "<p>Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend!</p><p></p><p>We enjoyed it!</p><p></p><p>Great place to stay.</p>"

    Adel Mare, South Africa
  • "Good"

    05 October 2014

    "The place is good if you want to relax and have a quite time. We enjoyed the breakfast."

    Mavis Madumo, South Africa
  • "Superb resort"

    08 September 2011

    "We spent four days at Hippo Pools. The place was clean, comfortable, friendly and in an excellent location. We will certainly stay there again and have no hesitation in recommending Hippo Pools to everyone."

    Mike Leach, United Kingdom
  • "Beautiful resort"

    28 August 2011

    "Wonderful location, great facilities, friendly staff and enjoyed the hippos!"

    James Walker, United Kingdom
  • "Great accommodation"

    11 August 2011

    "We have had some great days! Really beautiful and the staff were real helpful and flexible."

    Corné Van Schaik, Netherlands
  • "What a great place!!!"

    07 February 2011

    "What an experience!!! Thank you to Hippo's friendly staff, I would recommend Hippo Pools Resort to everybody!"

    Susan Koekemoer, South Africa
  • "Great Stay"

    14 October 2010

    "My partner and I stayed at Hippo Pools for a few days and must say it was very pleasant and a great place to stay if you wish to travel into the KNP or Escarpment area as it is ideally located. The rooms are well equipped for a resort of this type and the house keeping is very good. Just wish there was more space to take your own nature walks. The walk to the river is great but a bit short. "

    Sean Weber,South Africa
  • "Great Stay"

    14 October 2010

    "My partner and I stayed at Hippo Pools for a few days and must say it was very pleasant and a great place to stay if you wish to travel into the KNP or Escarpment area as it is ideally located. The rooms are well equipped for a resort of this type and the house keeping is very good. Just wish there was more space to take your own nature walks. The walk to the river is great but a bit short."

    Sean Weber, South Africa
  • "River view was spectacular."

    10 April 2010

    "We stayed in the Riverside lodge which was very comfortable and spacious in a lovely location. River view was spectacular. Madeby all the staff to feel very welcome .Only negative is the presence of aggressive monkeys who do not miss a chance to invade the premises."

    Brenda Dry,South Africa
  • "Hippo Heaven"

    28 September 2009

    "Thanks for a wonderful weekend. River house was very comfortable and so peaceful, great place to recharge."

    Andrew Hoseck,South Africa
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