Komatipoort Accommodation at Hippo Hills Self-Catering Mpumalanga
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests10
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms5
  • Minimum Stay2-7 Nights

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Hippo Hills is a 4 star graded property offering Komatipoort accommodation for up to 10 guests.

About Hippo Hills

Situated on the scenic banks of the Crocodile River, this private Safari Villa overlooks the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious game reserves. Just 4 hours from O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg Accommodation) Airport the lodge offers guests a superior Big 5 safari experience.


Hippo Hills accommodates up to 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 enjoy air conditioning, a ceiling fan and an en-suite bathroom. Furthermore, an exceptional view of the Crocodile River from each and every bed makes for an incredible African memory.

This double-story house has an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge area with satellite television and an extra sleeper couch. As a visitor you have the option to cater for yourself using the fully serviced kitchen and outside braai or dine at the a-la-carte restaurant, which boasts a large selection of fine African cuisine.


Experience game drives in the Kruger National Park, walks amongst wild animals, stargazing in the African sky, open air dining and bird watching. Hippo Hills is located within the fences of the Kruger National Park and visitors, while lounging in the private swimming pool, have been lucky enough to spot the Big 5. Hippo Hills sits on a riverbed where the bird-life is magnificent … lie on the deck and hear the distinct call of the African Fish Eagle.


Hippo Hills is situated just 4 hours drive from O.R. Tambo Airport and close to both Swaziland and Mozambique borders. The lodge offers both local and international guests a superior living environment enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience.

Our visitors are 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 the camp. 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 deck overlooking swaying riverine vegetation - the natural habitat for elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and an abundance of buck.


Private Self Catering Villa for groups of up to 10 guests
5 en-suite bedrooms
Big Five can be Spotted from your own private room
Large Viewing deck overlooking the Kruger Park
Under-thatch outdoor dining area overlooking the River
Rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans
Infinity Swimming pool
Fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor cooking facilities
Rooms serviced daily (not Sunday)
Self-drives in Kruger Park daily
Guided game drives and bush walks can be arranged
Play golf in the heart of Kruger National Park (20 mins away)

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Entire House

House sleeps 10 guests in 5 en-suite bedrooms. 2 Double bedrooms and 3 with single beds. All the rooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning.

Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

73 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Amazing location with a stunning view! Very well equipped, very clean! It was one of the most pleasant holiday we ever had! I highly recommend it!

October 2017

George Dragneĺ (Bryanston)

Verified reviewexcellent

Would love to come back! We had an absolutely amazing stay at Hippo Hills. The views of the crocodile river are amazing. We seen elephants, a rhino, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and buck from our patio. The splash pool was so refreshing and was lovely to sit there and watch the animals at the river. The house was well equipped and when we had a problem the maintenance staff came quickly to resolve the problem. In the resort itself, we went to the restaurant, La Fera for a dinner time meal. I would not recommend this as the food was not of a very high standard. A braai at the house is a better option. If I went to the restaurant again I would only go at lunch time for a sandwich or pizza. Otherwise, a totally awesome time was had by all and we would definitely love to come back!

May 2015

Angela Brighton (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 25km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2006

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