Hippo Water Front Lodge is located on the banks of the Crocodile River and only 7.5 mi away from the town center of Nelspruit and 2.5 mi away from the N4 highway.

Offering views of the garden and the river, the timber log chalets at Hippo Water Front Lodge provide a rustic style outdoor atmosphere. Each chalet has a open plan deck with kitchen and dining area. Barbecue facilities are available.

The lodge has an outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant overlooking the river.

Guests can take a stroll along the river bank, which offers hippo and bird watching opportunities. Guided tours to major attractions can be arranged for a surcharge. The Sudwala Caves are a 30-minute drive away and Kruger National Park can be reached within 1 hour by car.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Hippo Water Front Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 14, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
4 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • self catering
    Yes, fully equipped for self-catering.
    Answered on 27 May 2022
  • So it says self catering but no alcohol allowed??
    Hallo Welcome to bring your own alcohol to consume at your unit. Just a reminder: No music, visitors or parties at the units Regards Hippo Water Front Lodge
    Answered on 13 December 2022
  • Hi, are we allowed to come with alcohol?
    Answered on 17 April 2022
  • sorry, I see laundry now what is the extra charge?
    Morning Yes we do have laundry service. R 50.00 per basket Regards
    Answered on 15 July 2021
  • Hi, please confirm if there are tar roads to the lodge and safe parking for motorcycle with side car please. It's our 40th anniversary.
    Hallo There is 3.2km reasonable dirt road to our lodge Regards
    Answered on 13 December 2022
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Amenities of Hippo Water Front Lodge
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • River view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Key access
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    Languages Spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Hippo Water Front Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


    6:00 AM - 10:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Debit card Hippo Water Front Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please inform Hippo Water Front Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Hippo Water Front Lodge

    • Room options at Hippo Water Front Lodge include:

      • Chalet

    • Hippo Water Front Lodge is 7.5 miles from the center of Nelspruit.

    • Yes, Hippo Water Front Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Hippo Water Front Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fishing
      • Swimming pool

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Check-in at Hippo Water Front Lodge is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • The prices at Hippo Water Front Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.