One afternoon recently, two guests were relaxing by the bar – they had been admiring a hippo in a pool in front of the deck. Nicknamed ‘Flump,’ this particular hippo has formed the centre-point for meet & greet’s with guests, as his chosen shelter is in a small pool directly in front of the main deck.
I wandered over to say hello myself. As I did so, one of the guests announced that she had just seen him, with, and I quote, “a crocodile on his back.” To which I responded, laughing, that I had only given her one glass of Chardonnay. She pulled me over to the deck and I saw, to my complete amazement, that she was not hallucinating at all. Here is Flump, lying in his usual state of hazy comfort, with an equally happy-looking baby crocodile sunbathing on his back! Not something you see every day, but confirmation to us that Flump is no ordinary hippo, and an increasingly admired member of the Kings Pool team!