Hippo Pools Resort

Self Rated: 3.5 out of 5
Oxford Farm, R40, 22km North of Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa
4.2 out of 5 rating 25 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.2
Property Details

Property Location

When you stay at Hippo Pools Resort in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river and 5 minutes by car from Balule Game Reserve. This family-friendly lodge is 10 mi (16.1 km) from Makalali Game Reserve and 15.2 mi (24.5 km) from Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate.


Make yourself at home in one of the 14 guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds are available on request.


Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.


Satisfy your appetite at the lodge's poolside restaurant, which features a garden view. Dining is also available at the coffee shop/café.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include 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.

Balule Game Reserve - 3 km / 1.9 mi
Makalali Game Reserve - 16.1 km / 10 mi
Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 24.5 km / 15.2 mi
Klaserie Nature Reserve - 27 km / 16.8 mi
Kapama Game Reserve - 30.6 km / 19 mi
Khamai Reptile Centre - 41.1 km / 25.5 mi
Grietjie Game Reserve - 41.9 km / 26.1 mi
Jessica the Hippo - 43 km / 26.7 mi
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre - 46.6 km / 28.9 mi
Siyafunda Conservation - 47.3 km / 29.4 mi
Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve - 49.3 km / 30.6 mi
Nyani Cultural Village - 50.3 km / 31.3 mi
Thornybush Game Reserve - 50.8 km / 31.6 mi

The nearest airports are:
Hoedspruit (HDS) - 36.5 km / 22.7 mi
Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 54.9 km / 34.1 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 may be 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.

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