Hippo Jessica, Hoedspruit

4.4
Meet the world's most famous hippo at Hippo Jessica, a feeding ground for this charming hand-reared herbivorous mammal. Found as a calf, Jessica was reared by humans until she was strong enough to be released back into the wild. Although free to come and go as she pleases, Jessica returns regularly for meals and playtime with visitors. A visit to Hippo Jessica represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hoedspruit itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Such an amazing experience. Highly recommend! Only downfall I would say is that we had to honk and yell into the closed gate in order to get in which we thought was quite odd.  more »
  • The Jessica experience was magical. Nothing can prepare you what it feels like to be so close to an animal this large. Our girls (8 and 6) had a blast. Elizabeth, the host, was patient and...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful experience. Kids loved it too. What a gentle and kind spirit you both have❤️
  • Awesome experience, she's amazing
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