The Hippo Inn - Our Story

Your hosts Jan and Gina invite you to come and experience Zululand hospitality at its best.

Situated in the coastal suburb of Meerensee, the Hippo Inn guesthouse is ideally located to explore all that Zululand has to offer. Welcome to your home-from-home in Richards Bay.

The beaches here are renowned among surfing and kite-surfing adventurers, and the calm waters of the bay ideal for SUP-ing. Fishing is one of the favourite adventure activities in the area, offering ideal shore fishing as well as deep sea fishing.

We are close to the waterfront with restaurants and leisure activities, as well as the Country Club and golf course. The main beach, with ski-boat clubs and launching sites, are also just down the road.

Just a short trip up the coast we have the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is the largest estuarine system in Africa, and includes the southernmost coral reefs on the continent.

Also to be found here are long sandy beaches, lake systems, swamps and coastal dunes. Some of the natural phenomena include large numbers of nesting turtles on the beaches, whales, dolphins and whale-sharks migratory route off-shore, as well as over 521 bird species.

Located between sub-tropical and tropical Africa, together with the coastal setting, has allowed this exceptional biodiversity to occur.

life is good at the swimming pool...what better way to relax and un-wind on a hot summers day!
Located in Richards Bay's scenic suburb of Meerensee, The Hippo Inn is ideal for business people and holiday makers alike.

All rooms are furnished with wardrobes, TV/MNet, tea and coffee facilities, with a fridge, air-conditioning and towels. Rooms are fully serviced daily with laundry offered on request.

For added convenience we have provided work-space for laptops with power outlets.

Hippo Inn, 106 Krewelkring
Meerensee, Richards Bay

Bed & Breakfast Rooms

7 Double Rooms with Double or 3/4 Beds
Full English Breakfast or Continental Breakfast
En-suite Bathroom with Shower
Ample Cupboard Space
Airconditioning, with TV/Mnet
Fridge with Tea/Coffee Facilities
Work Area for Laptops with Power Outlets

Self Catering Units

2 Units with Double or 3/4 Beds
Fully Equipped Kitchen Including: Stove~Fridge/Freezer~Pots & Pans~Cutlery & Crockery
En-Suite Bathroom
Serviced Daily

General Facilities

Entertainment Lapa Area with Swimming Pool
Family or Entertainment Room
Dinners Available on Request
Fax, Telephone, Internet Facilities
Remote Controlled Security Gates with Secure Off-Street Parking

What We Offer

Whether you come for one night or for your whole holiday, we have a package that will suit your needs. From Bed Only to Bed and Breakfast, or Self Catering units, we will guarantee you have a comfortable stay at Hippo Inn.

Single Person

and with Breakfast R685/night

Double Two Sharing R700/night

and with Breakfast R870/night

Self Catering Unit from R620/night

Short and long term available

Gina Viljoen: 035-75 31517 / 071 326 5087

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