***Jessica the Hippo***
Weighing in at a whopping 1500kg, Jessica the Hippo considers herself a human and her best friend is a dog.
Jessica was rescued during the floods of 2000; she was washed down the raging Blyde River and landed up on the banks of a house belonging to Tonie and Shirley Joubert. She was tiny and weak but she took to the teat of the bottle greedily, and much to their surprise, found out how delicious the milk formula was, and she could hardly get enough of it.
Jessica followed the Jouberts persistently, she woke them when she was hungry and they fed her from a tiny bottle. Which pleased them even more was that Jessica soon became friends with the dogs, Za Za the Rottweiler and the Bull Terriers, they were always together, and watched anything unusual with great concentration.
And as they say, the rest is history and now you have the chance to visit Jessica and get to know her during your stay at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House.