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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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a Must do if traveling near Hoedspruit, Panorama Route or Central Kruger National Park

Dear Tony, Thanks so much for a second great Visit at Jessica the Hippo. This was My second... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BBBTOURS
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Ballito
Another strange place

Jessica seems healthy (maybe the tea ... I'm never thought i will see an Hippo drinking tea in my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diving O
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Bali, Indonesia
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  • Average7%
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“rooibos tea” (14 reviews)
“potatoes” (12 reviews)
“baby hippo” (16 reviews)
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Essex Road | P.O.BOX 1629, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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+27 15 795 5249

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dear Tony, Thanks so much for a second great Visit at Jessica the Hippo. This was My second visit at Jessica the Hippo and what a pleasure and spectacular Activity it is. The location is just 10-15 Min drive from Hoedspruit and is highly recommended....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jessica seems healthy (maybe the tea ... I'm never thought i will see an Hippo drinking tea in my life :p ) Living a long a peacfull dog ..Hippo life. I dont really understand the meaning of this place ? and the owners ... Save...More

Thank Diving O
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Hellie4321
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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

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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
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brendabee50
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
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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
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