Yesterday, while on a day trip from Pretoria with friends on a Johannesburg tour joining us on safari from Pretoria, we came across these hippos on the waters edge spending time in the sun. We couldn’t get closer for a clearer picture without drawing the hippo’s attention. The white-faced ducks and ibises were unfazed by our presence. Hippos tend to spend their days in the water thus protecting themselves from predators. They normally leave the water at dusk and sometimes return at dawn after spending the night grazing.