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Hippo Lakes Luxury African Safari Lodge
Farm Mackouwkuil KR 45
Melkrivier, Portion 9
Vaalwater, Limpopo 0530
South Africa

  • What We Love:
  • Distance from Airport: JNB | O.R. Tambo International Airport. 200 km.
  • Guest Bedrooms: 50
  • Suites: 10
  • Multi-Bedrooms: 5
  • Meeting Space: 9,000 sq ft
  • Largest Ballroom: 2,426 sq ft
  • Amenities: Mountain, Sporting & Outdoor Recreation

Hippo Lakes brings you the ultimate luxury African Safari experience. Situated in the spectacular Waterberg region, the lodge is uniquely nestled along the edge of a lake bank at the end of a long rugged ravine. The lodge offers you a unique safari wildlife encounter with an unusually large number of animals, birds and plant life. Hippo Lakes lies within the malaria free UNESCO World Nature Site.

Daily games drives are lead by some of the most experienced game rangers in the industry with a passion for wildlife and an unusual gift in communicating with you the wonder of all the creatures you will encounter.

We believe you deserve the personal service and care that complement the beauty of our breath taking luxury tents. Our consistent evaluations that give our staff 10/10 for friendly, non intrusive service that will make you feel welcome, special and will help you appreciate African hospitality at its best

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Shutters on the Beach is our sister property located next door sharing the beach access with Hotel Casa del Mar. Dual program with split room block and meeting spaces are made easy by working with one sales manager, signing one contract and working with one meeting planner from start to end. Hotel guests also enjoy signing privileges and have access to amenities at both hotels.

Wesley Hobbs, Marketing Director - Hippo Lakes Luxury African Safari Lodge

Wesley Hobbs
Marketing Director

Work: 404-602-9177
Mobile: 678-772-7969
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Sales Regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, West

If Money Were No Object:
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Unique luxury accommodation

  • 10x Luxury African Safari Tents on the lake (2x with multi bedrooms)
  • 8x Greenhouse Rooms (powered fully by solar power)
  • 25x Guestrooms
  • 2x Luxury Villas (all multi-bedroom)

Scenic and uniquely African venues

  • Garden by Hippo Lake for outdoor dining with a fire pit.
  • An auditorium that is fully equipped for recording, a large projector screen, professional lighting, etc.
  • A large Foyer to the Auditorium that has two coffee stations, a grand piano, and a leather seated lounge area.
  • A venue on the lake that has 360 degree glass windows to take in the view of the lake, the hippos, and the garden. It also has a large deck and fire place for cooler weather.
  • Hippo Lakes Lodge — a venue that features a large rock pool, a bar, two firepits, a fishing deck, and a lounge.
  • A large deck on top of Tabletop Mountain with an “Out of Africa” view as far as the eyes can see.
  • A conference room with a view of the garden that is perfect for board meetings.

We can also offer Ranger-led SAFARI GAME DRIVES for guests

  • Spot over 50 species of African animals such as Giraffe, Hippos, Buffalo, Crocodile, and Kudu.
  • Some of the area’s most experienced game rangers give an experience that has consistently received 9.7/10 ratings.
  • Bush Walk experiences available.
  • There is the option to add on Excursions for guests such as an Elephant Interaction, Helicopter Flip, a Bush Braai (wilderness BBQ), and Big 5 Game Drives.

Eco-Resort Features

  • Hippo Lakes grows its on vegetables and prides itself on the quality of its cuisine.
  • Through photo safaris and as an event venue, the Hippo Lakes Reserve works to conserve the pristine and authentic Waterberg Biosphere nature and wildlife.
  • Hippo Lakes uses solar energy throughout the property.