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Hippo Jessica

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Essex Road | P.O.BOX 1629, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 15 795 5249
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highlight of my trip!

WOW! Sounds crazy, but what a thrill to meet Jessica and her human parents! got to kiss a hippo... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reading, Massachusetts
Jessica the Hippo

Jessica is a very friendly hippo, and enjoyed being fed her sweet potatoes and sweet rooibos tea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rachel V
Crawley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“rooibos tea” (12 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
“baby hippo” (15 reviews)
Essex Road | P.O.BOX 1629, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 15 795 5249

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Reviewed 2 days ago

WOW! Sounds crazy, but what a thrill to meet Jessica and her human parents! got to kiss a hippo! and feed her too! I was so excited to do this!!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Jessica is a very friendly hippo, and enjoyed being fed her sweet potatoes and sweet rooibos tea. It's a really unique experience. I've never fed or stroked a hippo before. We'd planned to come yesterday, but checked to find that they were closed on Sunday...More

Thank Rachel V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit to Jessica was the highlight of my trip to South-Africa.. When u call her her ears and nose come up from the water... The Staff was extremely friendly and he showed the new baby hippo and after made Rooibos tea for Jessica! Great...More

1  Thank ron v
Reviewed 1 week ago

actually was able to touch Jessica and feed her then we had to kiss her - was very quaint. really enjoyed this

1  Thank churtons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No where else will you get to pet, feed and experience getting close to a hippo. Jessica is amazing and beautiful. We enjoyed our visit and will definitely do again if we come back to Africa!

1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jessica was rescued as a baby and has become a spoiled pet - so visiting her helps subsidize the expense of feeding her. She is not in captivity - she can come and go in the river as she pleases. But she always seems to...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One simply cannot miss this opportunity! Jess really is the most famous Hippo in the world, and an absolute pleasure to meet. For R100 pp this really is a once in a lifetime experience. EK IS LIEF VIR JOU JESS and baby Richie too ofcourse...More

Thank tukkiesmeisie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to visit a Hippo from very close you must visi Jessica the Hipppo and baby Richie. When Jessica feels up to it see come to see you and you can feed her carrots and give her a bottle of rooibos tea. First...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great way of passing a couple of hours. Highly recommended. Jessica is fed with sweet potatoes and warm tea.There is also another orphan hippo there

Thank bezzer2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A day with one of the nature's giants was fantastic..upp close and personal with an gentle giant! The staff was exstrodinary and so helpfull and full of passion for the gentle giant! Recomended for all! So go and enjoy a day with a woman like...More

Thank James C
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Petro V
23 August 2017|
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Response from Sally D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is another hippo called Richie there has been there about 5 years , The price to go and see Jessica was about 40 rand if I recall.
9 January 2017|
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Response from HotCoffeeGansbaai | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as the other replies indicate there are numerous options for accommodation in the area. We stayed at Phelwana Game Lodge. Enjoy your trip
Jenny W
14 March 2015|
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Response from Robert D | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can only confirm what the other people have said. Have fun. Regards Robert