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Hippo River Lodge

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Room Large | Minibar, desk, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Hippo River Lodge

Hippo River Lodge

4-star property
4-star B&B in Emalahleni with outdoor pool and restaurant

4 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
Plot 54 Gentian Street, Seekoeiwater, Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, 1035

Room options

About this area


  • KFC Witbank - 6 min drive
  • Anelli's Tea Garden - 6 min drive
  • Mama Lisa - 7 min drive
  • Boerelicious - 7 min drive
  • Domino's Pizza Witbank - 7 min drive

About this property

Hippo River Lodge

When visiting Emalahleni, Hippo River Lodge is a great choice to consider. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Rostveld Coffee, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale bed & breakfast include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Rostveld Coffee - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision


This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hippo River Lodge Witbank
Hippo River Witbank
Hippo River Emalahleni
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Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Hippo River Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hippo River Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hippo River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hippo River Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Hippo River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and mountain biking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hippo River Lodge?
Yes, Rostveld Coffee offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include McDonald's (2.3 mi), Stayeasy Emalahleni (2.4 mi), and Mama Lisa (2.8 mi).
Does Hippo River Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a microwave, cookware, and a coffee maker.






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

KHANYISILE, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Worst stay of the year
No one available to help at check in. Travelling with a toddler, we were placed in the room closest to their function hall - which blared music well past 2am. No staff available to help with noise control. The next morning from 6:30am all the speakers outside every bedroom started playing rock music at full volume waking the entire hotel up. I wouldn't stay here again if you paid me.
Tim, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Merci pour le petit déjeuner qu'on n'a pas eu !!!
Une nuitée bien reposante, la veille de notre départ d'Afrique du Sud pour 17h de vol...on a dû quitter l'hôtel le ventre bien vide à la recherche d'un endroit au prendre notre petit dé raison, l'hôtel, réception et restaurant sont tout simplement fermés...aucun préavis ni prise en compte à ce sujet, si au moins nous avions été informés pour se lever 1 h avant pour prendre nos précautions et éviter d'être paniqués à quelques heures de notre vol retour....alors que le petit déjeuner est bien inclus dans le prix de la chambre. Bref vraiment déçu
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