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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Excellent escape form the City

This is the best in City escape I can recommend. It's my go to place when I feel the need to be in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana S
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Johannesburg
a must see for Rhino's

this is in the heart of Irene and easy to reach by car. you can still see rhinos here and enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LizzyB01
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“coffee shop” (68 reviews)
“nature reserve” (89 reviews)
“bird life” (43 reviews)
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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+27 12 358 1810
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"coffee shop"
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"nature reserve"
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"bird life"
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"picnic spot"
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"self drive"
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"driving around"
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"braai facilities"
in 21 reviews
"game viewing"
in 19 reviews
"lion camp"
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"water birds"
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"bird watching"
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"close to home"
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"small reserve"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best in City escape I can recommend. It's my go to place when I feel the need to be in the bush enjoy our wildlife. They have many route that can be followed and you will always see an excellent list of...More

Thank Diana S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is in the heart of Irene and easy to reach by car. you can still see rhinos here and enjoy a lovely day in this nature reserve, there are also lions etc.

Thank LizzyB01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to go for an afternoon picnic on a Saturday afternoon. The picnic sites sit next to the water and when you're done you can go on an afternoon drive through the reserve to see wildlife such as rhino and Buffalo.

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were here on father's day. We did not see too many animals, but main reason was lunch at the coffee shop. The atmosphere is idyllic and so peaceful. The food was excellent. Do not come here if you want flashiness. Come...More

Thank Ockert C
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

It is a very nice small reserve in Pretoria. I liked driving around and saw many birds, cheetahs and game. Sunset over the dam is stunning!

Thank SabrinaColombo
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Excellent outing to a "game reserve" and so close to the city Good picnic and restaurant facilities Veld & roads well maintained

Thank Fransjs
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I've been going to Rietvlei since the '60s as my late father was a keen angler. The reserve is conveniently located allowing for a quick or not so quick day trip allowing you to escape the rat race for a few hours. By following the...More

1  Thank geoff_jungle
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

What a superb unplanned visit to the park. The park is clean. Will remember to pack a picnic basket for the next visit as there are lovely spots to enjoy a picnic.

Thank clairee48878
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Went for a Game Drive and Breakfast that was great and also had the opportunity to see the Lions. Park is clean and lots to see.

Thank corneswart01
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I visit the reserve on a regular basis. There was two entrances to the park, but they have closed one of the entrances. As a birding and wild life photographer I would like to be at the Island view hide as the sun comes up....More

Thank Albert R
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mckay510
15 May 2018|
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Response from Julie l | Reviewed this property |
You just turn up and enjoy :)
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Smitha S
15 April 2018|
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Response from Margonda | Reviewed this property |
No you do not need to book in advance. Normally most people just drive in with their own car. Their is a place for coffee or small lunch. Lot of people also bring their own lunch. Night drives are not possible. I know a... More
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