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Hippo Jessica

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Unique encounter with a Hippo

If a barman in Hazyview hadn’t mentioned this, we would have missed this great experience. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arnhem, The Netherlands
via mobile
Just loved it

Such a really special experience. Real honest, loving interaction between people and animals. Quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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Essex Road | P.O.BOX 1629, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 15 795 5249
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If a barman in Hazyview hadn’t mentioned this, we would have missed this great experience. It’s very nice to get so close to this, in the wild, very dangerous animal. We fed Jessica, stroke her nouse and the ladies even kissed her. Go there!

Thank PaulvdE_1968
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a really special experience. Real honest, loving interaction between people and animals. Quite incredible. Not at all commercialised. Not to be missed. Jessica is totally free but chooses to live with the couple that love her.

Thank Frikkiedakiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful.. Stoffel no 1..and the eagles.and the cheetah... Worth to take the kid's out for the day... eye opener... protect our wildlife

Thank sharon d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place to visit. The place does such wonderful work for these animals. Animals are beautiful although it breaks your heart to know some if these majestic creatures are there fir life. Guide was excellent. The trip was very educational. Well worth it...More

Thank Jbvak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day before our flight back to reality, my wife and I decided to visit Jessica the Hippo. Admittedly, we debated whether or not it was worth a visit because it felt like we were just paying to see a hippo in captivity....More

1  Thank AbelSun
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We arrived for an early morning visit with Jessica the Hippo. We were greeted by Tony who told us some incredible stories and showed us a documentary done on his family. He then took us down to the river to meet Jessica for a feeding,...More

1  Thank cjauff
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Great to see a hippo up close and personal. Feeding and touching the hippo such an awesome experience.

1  Thank Eduan N
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Thank you Rajesh for taking the time to answer all our questions and inform us about Jessica! She’s a remarkable animal with a wonderful family!

1  Thank ashwinii2016
Reviewed 18 April 2018

It is really worth a lot to visit this establishment to learn and experience everything about Hippo's

Thank Theo P
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Jessica the Hippo is a experience that are to remember. The gardens and surroundings are not well kept they can work on that.

Thank rinamarie2016
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Pat H
13 March 2018|
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Response from BBBTOURS | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pat, Trip Advisor would not allow me to post their contact details here. You will need to type "Jessica the Hippo" on google search and go into their website where you will find their email and contact number Thanks
Petro V
23 August 2017|
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Response from CCccfamily | Reviewed this property |
It was R100 pp and yes there is another one too. Both alive and well
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