Located on the banks of the Sabie River on the outskirts of Hazyview and only 10 minutes’ drive from the start of the Kruger National Park is Hippo Hollow Country Estate. Where Hippo Hollow is located is the ideal destination for which to access the reserves within the Limpopo and Mpumalanga region of southern Africa.
A list of activities that seems to go on and on is on offer, from morning and afternoon game drives into the Kruger National Park, helicopter adventures, jumping into mysterious gorses and gushing waterfalls. Venture into the surrounding local communities and immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy Shangaan dances with a truly unforgettable African banquet to follow. If the above doesn’t appeal, how about you just kick back and relax in a hammock within the ground of Hippo Hollow or recline in splendour by the pool whilst watching the hippos and other animals dip in and out of Sabie River.
The rooms at Hippo Hollow are uniquely designed with traditional thatched Garden and River chalets and a main courtyard hotel all looking over beautifully manicured gardens or Sabie River. Enjoy delicious fresh dishes and traditional South African cuisine along with local wines at the Hippo Hollow restaurant. Throughout supper you may be able to spot the stunning water birds and kingfishers that inhabit the area, along with hippos laughing at your jokes spraying jets of water skywards, what’s not to like?
Now you can enjoy this river bank restaurant setting even more with the Sabie River Bridge Sunset Dinner at Hippo Hollow Country Estate. Indulge in this exclusive offer of an Al Fresco Bridge Dinner overlooking the magnificent Sabie River beneath a canopy of a star-studded sky. While you indulge in deliciously cooked and excellently prepared cuisine, make sure you take in the sights and sounds of the surrounding bush. From Kingfishers to the grazing hippo on the lawn along with the spectacular African sunset. This offer is limited to 20 people and must be booked prior to your arrival to ensure you don’t miss out or chance a place. Just to give you a taster of what delicacies you could choose off the menu:
Smoked snoek pate with preserved lemon and sesame seed toast
Beef bobotie (equivalent to minced meat) spring rolls with apricot and coriander chutney
Main Course – this is completed on a mini coal cooker on your table
Kingklip (a type of fish) and zucchini kebabs with lemon and garlic butter
Ostrich fillet with raspberry and red peppercorn marmalade
And if that wasn’t enough, to finish…
Mini Amarula milk tarts
Koeksisters – a type of honey-soaked Afrikaner donut
Cinnamon Vetkoek (a traditional Afrikaner fried dough bread with delicious fillings) with chocolate mocha sauce
Hippo Hollow is perfect for families, large or small groups of friends and even couples on a blissfully quick getaway. Now we have wetted your appetite with an array of traditional delicacies, how about a small excursion to South Africa to enjoy these delights and much much more.