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Room type

Family Room (Budget)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Luxury Double Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Luxury Triple Room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Standard Room (Budget)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

House, 3 Bedrooms (Marula)

Max Occupancy: 7 guests (up to 6 children, 6 infants)

House, 3 Bedrooms (Boabab)

Max Occupancy: 7 guests (up to 6 children, 6 infants)

Cottage

Max Occupancy: 14 guests (up to 13 children, 6 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with restaurant and outdoor pool

Location

Located on a river, this family-friendly hotel is within 32 mi (52 km) of Khamai Reptile Centre, Jessica the Hippo, and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is 27.4 mi (44.1 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in the lobby.

Room Amenities

All 14 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus balconies or patios and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include stovetops, room service, and coffee makers.

Renovations & Closures

The hotel will be renovating from 10 June 2013 until further notice. The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Event facilities measuring 1980 square feet (184 square meters) include a meeting room. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. This family-friendly hotel also offers an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Hippo Pools Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1980 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 184 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Picnic area 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 14 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Snack bar/deli  

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Stovetop 
  • Television 
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Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 10 AM.

Onsite venue - This poolside restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

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Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Game viewing nearby 
  • Game drive nearby 
  • Safari nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service dogs are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

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Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 200 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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