About Us

Hippo water front is the most peaceful and quiet setting on the banks of the Crocodile river only 10 km out of Nelspruit. Affordable, clean , comfortable and fully equipped en-suite timber log chalets and rooms ensures a real rustic and African bush experience. Each chalet has a magnificent view of the river from its private verandah. Running water, rolling green lawns and lots of indigenous trees offers abundant bird life to this setting as well as visits by the rivers resident hippo’s.

Conferencing Facilities

We have conferencing facilities for up to 180 people. A White board, projector DVD & Television are available. The area is air-conditioned and catering can be arranged.

Restaurant & Bar

Breakfast & Dinner is served on our deck over looking the Crocodile River on request. A full bar is available. The conference area can seat 180 people, and the bar / restaurant area can seat 50 people.


Fishing on the banks of the Crocodile River will hopefully net you some baber, eel, carp or yellow finch.

Nature Trails & Walks

Take a stroll through along the banks of the Crocodile river for superb birdwatching, and some hippos lounging in the river.

Guided Tours

On request we offer guided tours to the local attractions within the area. Such as Gods Window, Blyde Rivier Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Sudwala caves, Botanical Gardens etc…


Hippo Water Front Lodge offers the best way to live a bit away from the city. Our Self-Catering units are fully furnished for your perfect holiday.