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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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Wet and wild

Enjoyed the interaction with a wild animal. Hippos kill the most people. Jessica is special. Even... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Delightful experience: Close and personal with a hippo

This was a great little side trip that we thought would be more for our 10 year old. However, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Essex Road | P.O.BOX 1629, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 15 795 5249

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the interaction with a wild animal. Hippos kill the most people. Jessica is special. Even if you just go and listen to Jessica's story, it is fascinating!!

Thank lileva1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great little side trip that we thought would be more for our 10 year old. However, it was very memorable for my husband and I. The story of Jessica's life was fascinating (she sleeps in their house) and the experience of being...More

Thank Achris11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly a great experience. Getting up close and personal with a hippo. Our guide had a great sense of humour and kept is laughing all the way. Plenty of history and interesting facts are shared and our daughter (3) loved every moment. If...More

Thank voslooc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thought of getting up close and personal with an animal which has been recorded as the most dangerous animal, killing the most human beings statistically was pretty daunting...But laying eyes on the mighty Jessica and hearing her story being told with so much heartfelt...More

Thank Loren S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Better call beforehand to make sure they are open or have space, or else you will waste a lot of time driving there (on a loong gravel road) to find out they might be full or closed. But once you are inside, the hippos are...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The road to the farm is terrible and owner is rude. Jessica is adorable but does not worth the visit

Thank Hellie4321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long drive from town and then about 9 kilometres to the venue on a gravel road, only to be advised that they were closed. Totally unacceptable. Signage on R527 should indicate:- 1) distance to venue 2) whether they are open

2  Thank penny n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Jessica the Hippo was great. Great experience, learned a lot and appreciate what the owners have done for her. The ONLY thing I didn't like, if you care for your car, don't do this trip as the road is very bad. However, if you...More

Thank thomasdM5579DTommie
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience. This was a real cool experience. Its a must do if you pass through Hoedspruit. Cool activity.

Thank ew0udp
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Spoiled for choice in seeing animals from Kruger to Wildlife rehab centers, visiting Hippo Jessica was the stand out experience of our holiday. Take your kids, forget any reservations you may have about ‘domesticated’ wild animals, and just enjoy the experience. Jessica is really wonderful...More

Thank Pauline D
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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
8 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