Hippo Pools Resort

Self Rated: 3.5 out of 5
Oxford Farm, R40, 22km North of Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa
4.1 out of 5 rating 26 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.1

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Hippo Pools Resort in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river, and 15.1 mi (24.3 km) from Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and 25.5 mi (41.1 km) from Khamai Reptile Centre. This family-friendly lodge is 26.7 mi (43 km) from Jessica the Hippo and 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from Balule Game Reserve.


Make yourself at home in one of the 14 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, and both cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds are available on request.


Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. This lodge also features complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and wedding services.


Grab a bite to eat at the lodge's poolside restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 10 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. Planning an event in Hoedspruit? This lodge has facilities measuring 1980 square feet (184 square meters), including a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 24.3 km / 15.1 mi
Khamai Reptile Centre - 41.1 km / 25.5 mi
Jessica the Hippo - 43 km / 26.7 mi
Balule Game Reserve - 43.6 km / 27.1 mi
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre - 46.6 km / 28.9 mi
Kapama Game Reserve - 47.3 km / 29.4 mi
Thornybush Game Reserve - 50.8 km / 31.6 mi
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - 51.6 km / 32.1 mi
Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve - 51.9 km / 32.2 mi

The nearest airports are:
Hoedspruit (HDS) - 40.8 km / 25.4 mi
Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 92.7 km / 57.6 mi

The preferred airport for Hippo Pools Resort is Hoedspruit (HDS).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.
  • Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • 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.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 500.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

  • -Wedding services
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Snack bar/deli
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Free self parking
  • -One meeting room
  • -Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Arcade/game room
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Restaurant
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Conference space size (meters) - 184
  • -Conference space size (feet) - 1980
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)