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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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“nature reserve”(95 reviews)
“bird life”(45 reviews)
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yesterday we visited Rietvlei Nature Reserve and have to say it really is a little gem if you live in either Pretoria or the Johannesburg area or are on a business trip passing through these two centres. An easy self-drive destination and in about four...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank iangc23
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rietveld is a lovely place to view animals if you are in Jo'burg or Pretoria and don't have time to head to one of the larger parks. My Husband and I used it as a little taster for our sons as we want to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing outing for the family. The park is well maintained and accessible for all types of vehicles.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ben_du_Preez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice destination for the whole family. Roads are good and there is so much species to see. Close by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rjbotha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quaint nicely run Nature Reserve within the bounds of Pretoria. Nice game, bird hides and even Buffalo and Cheetah

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clintr923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for a family outing. Watch all the wild animals and enjoy a picnic at the picnic spot. Or you can have a braai and do a fishing weekend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angeliqav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simple and easily accessible nature reserve, affordable and almost in Pretoria. Located just of the R21 arterial this nature reserve is located between Johannesburg International Airport and Pretoria. It offers some braai/barbeque/picnic facilities, in closed off areas, where you can get out of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MBATourismGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This peaceful place is really a gem in a really urban area. I suggest you try the coffee shop, or just take a drive around the reserve.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank rainbowdeeza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely relaxed day in the Nature Reserve. Saw quite a number of buck and birds. The peace and quiet - even though in the city - renews the spirit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EuniceBredell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wedged into suburban Pretoria, this surprisingly accessible expanse of a reserve has plenty of wildlife to seek out. We were lucky seeing several rhinos and 3 cheetahs on our very first trip! Bird life is also rich. Next time we will plan a picnic at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mhbilgrami
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Entrance Fees from 1st July 2018 Adults 18 years and older R59.00 Children 7-17 years R32.00 Children 2-6 years R11.00 Infants to 2 years Free Pensioners 60 years and older R34.00 Disabled persons R34.00