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.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 twin bed
and
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
and
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
and
1 full bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.4
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.6
Value for money
8.9
Location
8.6
Free WiFi
10
High score for Nelspruit
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See what guests loved the most:

  • David
    United States of America United States of America
    Privacy and rural appearance of location Saw hippos really close on the crocodile river.
  • Sara
    United States of America United States of America
    We've stayed before and weren't disappointed with our second time! Beautiful location, great cabin by the river and lots of wildlife. Spacious and comfy.
  • Roger
    South Africa South Africa
    Very pleasant find. Lovely location and obliging hosts

Area info

Amenities of Hippo Water Front Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • River view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • 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
    General
    • 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

    Property practice

    This property told us they've implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, or nature.

    House rules

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

    Check-in

    Available 24 hours

    Check-out

    From 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    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

    Pets

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

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

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    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

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

      • Fishing
      • Swimming pool

    • Hippo Water Front Lodge is 7.5 miles from the center of Nelspruit. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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

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

    • Room options at Hippo Water Front Lodge include:

      • Chalet

    • 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.