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About Ximongwe River Camp

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Olifants River you will find a piece of heaven at Ximongwe River Camp. Situated in the Balule, Parsons Nature reserve and part of the greater Kruger National Park you will have the opportunity of the big 5 on your doorstep.

Hippo Cottage comprises of five bedrooms; double rooms, two bathrooms with shower and bath. A spacious kitchen fully equipped with gas/electric combination stove, fridge/freezer, and deep freeze. The large communal area consists of a dining room and lounge. Linen, towels and swimming pool towels are supplied. The unit is serviced daily.

Crocodile Cottage comprises of two bedrooms; double rooms, two bathrooms, one with shower and bath the other with shower only. A fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave oven, and fridge/freezer combination. A comfortably furnished lounge area with an enchanting bar which opens to a balcony overlooking the Olifants River. Linen, towels and swimming pool towels are supplied. The unit is serviced daily.

Hearty meals will be served twice a day in the dining area, or on the deck, where you will experience good old-fashioned home cooking. Any special dietary requirements should be arranged beforehand.

We offer early morning or late afternoon informative game drives with an experienced field guide or for the more energetic we offer professionally guided bush and bird walks

Safety is of the utmost importance, which is why all excursions must be accompanied by our experienced field guide. We also offer accompanied day trips into the Kruger Park.

The large viewing deck, overlooking the Olifants River offers a variety of sightings daily from the Fish Eagle catching its daily food to the gentle giants of the bush grazing quietly on the banks of the river.

Welcome, relief from the summer heat can be enjoyed in the splash pool while gripping sounds can be heard around the boma at night when the African Wood Owl and the Pel’s Fishing Owl are calling their mates.

Important Notice: When booking Hippo Cottage, the use of the cottage will be exclusively for you and your group during your stay.

Safari: We offer daily Game Drives and Walks in the reserve as well as various excursions like one day Kruger Park Safari, The Panorama Route, Moholoholo, Elephant Safaris, Balloon Safaris, Walk with Lions and many more.

Spa: The Spa facility is a 10 min drive from the camp or for large groups this can be done at the camp. We offer back and neck, hot stone, full body and many more.

Wedding Venues: Small weddings can be catered for up to 20 people.

Family friendly: We are the only lodge in Parsons catering for children under the age of 12. It offers large gardens with grass for various activities like cycling and other games for children.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

When booking Hippo Cottage, the use of the cottage will be exclusively for you and your group during your stay.

Hearty meals will be served twice a day in the dining area, or on the deck, where you will experience good old-fashioned home cooking.
Any special dietary requirements should be arranged beforehand.
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When booking Hippo Cottage, the use of the cottage will be exclusively for you and your group during your stay.

Hearty meals will be served twice a day in the dining area, or on the deck, where you will experience good old-fashioned home cooking.
Any special dietary requirements should be arranged beforehand.
Guests need to sign an indemnity form as it is a big five area. Game Drives are ZAR250 per person.
Please know that our gate only opens on the date of arrival at 14.00 No early arrivals can be accommodated.
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  • Hippo Cottage Hippo Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Hippo Cottage comprises of five bedrooms (double beds), two bathrooms with shower and bath. A spacious kitchen fully... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Crocodile Cottage Crocodile Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Crocodile Cottage comprises of three double rooms sleeping 6 people sharing, fans, built in cupboards bedside lamps and... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, No Smoking in Rooms
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          Reviews for Ximongwe River Camp

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          Rene Potgieter
          21 August 2017

          Travelling was difficult. The road is a dirt road and not for low vehicles! In a suv no plroblem. A really lovely place where the elephants come right by your chalet. Our first night there we got the scare of our life by hearing the roar of not only lion but leopard too! And recording it on our phone. Our braai that night was put on hold as both my daughter and I were just too scared! Ronel and Johan make you feel so at home and are really friendly. They will go out of their way to help where they can. Thank-you🙂 This is a lovely place. Tranquil and beautiful. Though I did not see lion we...
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          Christelle Stoltz
          07 July 2017

          Loved everything! No complaints at all! Cant wait to go back.

          Bernhard Bekker
          28 May 2017

          Stunning little hide away private, spacious, affordable all the boxes ticked for a great family breakaway. Johan & Ronel can really make you feel at home give it a try you won't be disappointed. Had some elephant in front of the lodge during the stay and fresh Leopard tracks close to camp. Heard the lions roaring around the camp fire stunning bush experience. Very helpful staff make your stay a memorable one.

          Liezel Marais
          22 May 2017

          Loved our visit to Ximongwe River Camp. The unit that we stayed in was well equipped, clean and comfortable. The meals Ronel prepared for us was delicious, healthy and beautifully presented. The game drives was very informative and we loved every minute! We will definitely be visiting again.

          Zacharias Pretorius
          02 May 2017

          Very friendly reception,delicious food,lovely spacious accommodation in the Hippo cottage

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          Ximongwe River Camp is 3.2km from the centre of Balule Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 27.4km (Eastgate Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling