Hippo Hills is just a 4 hour drive from O.R. Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) and close to both Swaziland and Mozambique borders. The house is part of a large resort called Ngwenya Lodge and daily activities can be arranged such as Elephant Back Safari, Micro-lighting, Game Drives, Quad Biking and Tiger Fishing. The lodge offers both local and international guests a superior living environment enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience. Our guests have full access to Tennis courts, swimming pools, a restaurant, pub, beauty salon, entertainment area, bat houses, bird hides, children’s game center, a convenience store, putt-putt course and much more.
Our visitors are also welcome to go into the Crocodile Bridge Gate, Kruger Park (10 minutes away) on a self-drive or an open-vehicle game drive organised directly with Crocodile Bridge. The more adventurous can experience the unique thrill of a foot safari accompanied by an armed game ranger and Shangaan tracker who will walk the bush with you, show you how to stalk impala and the short-sighted rhinoceros or chuckle at the antics of a family of monkeys.
Often you do not need to go for a drive as most of the game can be seen from your private patio. All day, relax around the rim-flow infinity swimming pool with its crystal clear water, or put your feet up with a good book on the special viewing deck overlooking swaying riverine vegetation - the natural habitat for elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard and an abundance of buck.
Kruger National Park:
The distance between Hippo Hills and Crocodile Bridge Gate is 9 km and Hippo Hills and Malelane Gate is 30 km.
Entry into the park must be paid for at the Gate – this is a separate fee.
If need be you can arrange Kruger Park game drives and / or guided walks at the Gate. These come highly recommended.
Alternatively, our fly-in guests can hire a vehicle at the Airport and go on private game drives…remember your camera and binoculars!