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About Karoo Hippo Conservancy

Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stay situated halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Karoo Hippo Conservancy is just 8 km off the N1 between Colesberg and Hanover, and is a perfect place to refresh after a long drive.

Come and see the only hippos in the Karoo. You can even enjoy sundowners at the hippo pool followed by a blowout three-course evening braai. Catch your breath in the wide, open spaces of the Karoo. If you are after a bit of action, there is mountain biking, donkey cart rides, birding, night drives and flying at the local airstrip. Two guesthouses are available with wedding and conference facilities.

Safari: hippo drives every afternoon ( the only hippo population in the Northern Cape , night drives and birding drives , walks to see bushman etchings.

Wedding Venues: we do weddings , country / farm stile , weekend packages , very popular venue , book well in advance.

Conference Venues: 50 - 100 , delegates.

Family friendly: we love family's and are family friendly.

Romantic: Have a sundown and star deck for romantic dinners.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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      • Double En-Suite Double En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 3 aircon , electrick blankets in winter , coffe and tee tray , ensuit bath room. swimingpoolSigniture 3 Course Buffet R225... see more Features:  Double beds, Shower only
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                      Reviews for Karoo Hippo Conservancy

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                      Phil Maund
                      10 August 2018

                      We had a chance to meet and chat with fascinating people explaining conservation, breeding and pest eradication. They all shared information willingly and we learned a lot about the complexities of game farming.

                      Louisa Van Beek
                      06 May 2017

                      Best overnight stay ever...From the friendly reception, game drive and 5star food...all and all one of the best experiences of my life.

                      Shanika De Zilva, South Africa
                      02 January 2017

                      Lovely place to relax...enjoyed our stay.

                      jos de gendt, South Africa
                      04 October 2016

                      Comfortable accommodation in tranquil area. Superb hospitality. The highlights were the game viewing and night drive. Highly recommended.

                      Jill Blignaut, South Africa
                      12 September 2016

                      Beautiful Karoo farm that's very tranquil, comfortable and hosts offer great hospitality.

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                      Karoo Hippo Conservancy is 27km from the centre of Hanover , the nearest airport 238.8km (Kimberley Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling