Perry’s Bridge Hollow is situated behind the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post, just outside Hazyview and was opened in 2006 by Jack and Trevor Brotherton.
The fifth hotel in the Hollow Hotel family, Perry’s Bridge Hollow opened its doors the same year as Hollow on the Square Hotel in Cape Town, after the success of Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview (1995), Knysna Hollow Country Estate (1998), and Cape Town Hollow Hotel in 2003. Casterbridge Hollow Hotel, in White River, the latest success in the Hollow Hotel group opened in 2009.
The Hollow Hotels are all marketed and managed by Seasons in Africa, a premier tourism marketing and management company, comprising of luxury game lodges, hotels and adventures throughout Southern Africa. Each of the properties within the group not only offer world-class facilities, but also warm, friendly and personalised service.
The most memorable stay in our 41 day trip. The staff was amazing, so welcoming and willing to do everything to make your stay the best. Large comfortable rooms (ours backed onto pool area), lovely clean pool. The restaurant was wonderful, great breakfast, and dinner was the nicest I’ve had in a long time.
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The 'Perry's Bridge' Story
Perry’s Bridge Trading Post is named after a Canadian who joined the American navy after finding that farming was too laborious. Since the navy turned out to be just as tiresome, he jumped ship in Cape Town and moved upcountry. Perry made his living by building houses for farmers and receiving payment in sheep and cattle. These he would drive to the nearest pub and drink until their value was exhausted.
At various times Perry was a bridge builder, a trooper with Steinacker’s horse, unlicensed recruiting agent for the gold mines and a trader in hides who roamed the Lowveld as far afield as present day Zimbabwe. But whatever his occupation at the time, the proceedings of his activities invariably ended up in the pocket of some innkeeper.
In his declining years, Perry obtained a piece of ground on the banks of the Sabie River, went back to farming and established a trading store… Perry’s Farm and Trading Post.