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Situated on the scenic banks of the Crocodile River - Hippo Hills is a luxury, thatch-roof house that overlooks the Kruger National Park.
Hippo Hills accommodates ten guests in five private en-suite bedrooms.
Upstairs has three large bedrooms; one double and two twin beds. These lead to a large viewing deck and bar area where visitors can enjoy a sunset drink while watching a variety of bird and animal life.
Downstairs has two more bedrooms; one double and one twin. All the rooms have the following :
Furthermore, an exceptional view of the Crocodile River from each and every bedroom makes for an incredible African memory.
Hippo Hills is just 4 hours drive from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) Airport and close to both Swaziland and Mozambique borders. The house is part of a large resort called Ngwenya Lodge.
Daily activities can be arranged :
The lodge offers both local and international guests a superior living environment enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience. Our guest’s have full access to Tennis courts, swimming pools, a restaurant, pub, beauty salon, entertainment area, bat houses, bird hides, children’s game centre, a convenience store, putt-putt course and much more.
Our visitors are also welcome to go into the Crocodile Bridge Gate, Kruger Park (10 minutes away) on a self-drive or an open-vehicle game drive organised directly with Crocodile Bridge. The more adventurous can experience the unique thrill of a foot safari accompanied by an armed game ranger and Shangaan tracker who will walk the bush with you, show you how to stalk impala and the short-sighted rhinoceros or chuckle at the antics of a family of monkeys.
Often you do not need to go for a drive as most of the game can be seen from your private patio. All day, relax around the rim-flow infinity swimming pool with its crystal clear water, or put your feet up with a good book on the special viewing deck overlooking swaying riverine vegetation - the natural habitat for elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and an abundance of buck.
2019 Rates (for up to 10 guests):
2020 Rates (for up to 10 guests):
R 6 000.00 – R 10 000.00
The closest grocery store, bottle store, butchery (we recommend Corridor Butchery) and pharmacy can be found 10 minutes away at Komatipoort for all your needs. Nelspruit is also 1 hour away. There is a convenience store on the property for every-day needs.
Birding and Frogs:
Hippo Hills is situated in an extremely rewarding birding region. Over a ten year period the bird list has grown from 69 – 306 species. Hippo Hills is also a superb spot to get into frogging. The best months are from November to April to spot the estimated 34 species of frogs (of which 16 have been seen and heard).
All located between 20-70 minutes from Hippo Hills:
Leopard Creek - The top golf course in South Africa (20 kms)
Skukuza Course - Located inside Kruger Park (70 kms)
Nelspruit Course - One of the most interesting courses in the country (60 kms)
Kambaku Course - Very scenic with lots of wildlife (10 kms)
Hippo Hills is situated in a low risk malaria area with isolated reports from December to April. For the remainder of the year, many people rather try to avoid getting bitten (insect repellent / stay indoors / anti-bug candles). Please consult your private doctor.