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TThe Happy Hippo 

We are in Durban Central, 500m from South Beach,300m from UShaka Marine World and 1.5km from the city centre and serviced by a door-to-door airport shuttle. The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an industrial flavour. Whenever a new guest arrives, they always experience that wow factor! Everything on our premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation! Our location is unrivalled as we are right next to Ushaka Marine World, the largest marine themed park in Africa, and so close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun-bathing! The park offers an array of shops, restaurants and bars. The area has a few night clubs for those night owls.


Our rooms are all different and are named so one gets to learn about this exciting nation and what it has to offer. We have a roof-top bar called the Globe, as we get to meet people from all around the world! We offer free wireless and have a curio shop which only supports local crafts and small business. Local is lekker! (great in Afrikaans). We offer our guests the convenience of booking all your day trips, safaris and car hire at our reception, all in the name of making your stay an unforgettable one. Please note that we strive to ensure that all the operators that we choose to refer you to are either up-liftment programs that help grow our communities through tourism, thus creating sustainable tourism for all!  #WeDoTourism


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