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Iron Midge
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Is it safe to swim at Heia Safari? I have heard various rumors / stories about hippos. Has anyone got any further info? Not many open water swims around JHB, after my 600m swim (run) at the BSG Harties I need all the practise I can get!

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Heia is fine, swam there last in April so if they have in the meantime got some hippos, but as far as I know no Hippo's. Water quality is good and the wildlife there is quite nice to see as well. They charge R50 for a swim but it is worth it.

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There was a hippo about 2 years ago but the hippo moved on from what I know.

But you can just phone them and ask.

 

Also did my last swim there in April....best open water swim in Gauteng by a mile!! :clap:

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I swim there at least once or twice a month from August this year - never had any issues nor have they warned me about hippos or anything else for that matter when I paid for the swimming at reception

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No hippo's at present but there were at some point in the reserves history. But I wouldn't worry - if the Chomp or Hippo.co.za adverts are anything to go by hippos are actuallly friendly, jovial creatures that make brilliant swimming companions.

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Just called Heia Safari and had the oddest conversation:

 

Do you have any Hippos?

 

No, and we never had

 

So there are no Hippos in the water?

 

It isn't our hippo!!

 

wtf?

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There was a hippo there. It moved on to Northern Farms for a bit then causing some chaos in Dieplsluit. Have not heard of its whereabouts for about a year now.

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I was told it still comes into Heia Safari at night. Hopefully it doesn't hang around when people go for a swim

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Just called Heia Safari and had the oddest conversation:

 

Do you have any Hippos?

 

No, and we never had

 

So there are no Hippos in the water?

 

It isn't our hippo!!

 

wtf?

:clap: :lol:

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