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 at Hippo Lakes 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.
At Hippo Lakes we believe you deserve the personal service and care that complement the beauty of our breath taking Eight Luxury Tents, a Two Bedroom Private Villa and Two One Bedroom Guest Houses. 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.
Over 30 animal species roam the Hippo Lakes area including hippo, buffalo, wildebeest, leopard, giraffe, kudu, sable, eland, nyala, hyaena and wild dog. You also have the option to go on "Big 5" excursions to encounter lion, elephant and rhinos. The greater Waterberg region is reported to have more rhino than all of Kenya and we proudly support anti-poaching initiatives to keep this magnificent species viable.
A highlight at Hippo Lakes is the bush braai (BBQ) dinner on the second night. This is another opportunity for you to connect with your fellow travellers, taste the incredible African cuisine prepared in front of you by our chefs and listen to the sounds of the African night under the canopy of stars and planets breathtakingly visible in the Southern hemisphere.
Safety is key and rest assured, we take great care in both the game drives and accommodations to keep you out of danger from the animals. Your luxury tent and the rockpool lapa are solidly built above ground on magnificent decks out of reach from the water-based animals. The lodge areas are in an enclosed safe zone where you can freely enjoy the amazing landscape without a ranger. Optional hikes with our experienced rangers outside the safe zone are easily arranged for those with a taste for even more adventure.
Our guests describe their 5 day safari as a trip of a lifetime and comment how much more their experience exceeded their already high expectations. We remain committed to giving you the best luxury Safari experience that Africa has to offer.
Safari Tents 2020 Rates - Full Board Per Room Per Night
Luxury Kudu Tent -Max 2 Adults
ZAR12600 Per Room Per Night
Premier Rhino Tent - Max 3 Adults
ZAR11200 Per Room Per Night
Deluxe Hippo Family Tent - Max 4 Adults
ZAR28000 Per Room Per Night
Safari Villas 2020 Rates - Self Catering Per Villa Per Night
Luxury Family Villa - Max 4 Adults & 1 Child
ZAR13800 Per Villa Per Night
Waterberg Guest Villa - Max 3 Adults
ZAR7000 Per Villa Per Night
Hippo Lakes Safari Lodge, Vaalwater, Waterberg Region, South Africa.