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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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Game viewing practically in the center of town!

I am currently learning a bit more about pretoria and am being shown the sights. We went to the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Lakshmi L
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
Great Family day out

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is great for a day out with family. The reserve is well manged. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Inge B
Pretoria, South Africa
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I am currently learning a bit more about pretoria and am being shown the sights. We went to the game reserve for a picnic, and a drive- it was a beautiful day and we saw plenty of game, from very chilled zebra to rooibok and...More

Thank Lakshmi L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is great for a day out with family. The reserve is well manged. Beautiful surroundings with lots of wildlife to see as well as birdlife . They have great picnic spots with braai facilities. There is also a basic shop and coffee...More

Thank Inge B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Birdwatching was the highlight off the day.....spend hours on one spotted place and. Waiting for all kinds of birds come and go over the water....so snaking and free.

Thank Valery R
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This reserve is great for a day outing, good braai facilities at the picnic spots. There is a basic shop an restaurant in the reserve. The reserve is well maintained and the roads are good to travel by small car.

Thank Lourens W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Rietvlei for some years now. It is a well managed and well kept Nature Reserve in the heart of Gauteng. Beautiful planes with an abundance of game to view. There are numerous Hides overlooking the dams and bird life excellent....More

Thank Anton N
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Different way of seeing the reserve! Wild animals don't get scared easily with us being on horseback.

Thank Noorsie
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Rietvlei nature reserve is right next to Irene and close to the R21. You can take one of the paved roads to have a look at the animals and there are picnic spots where you can relax. Go early as there is not a lot...More

Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I took my elderly parents to visit the reserve, which is located near Irene on the way to Pretoria off the R21, an easy drive from Oliver Thambo airport. There are two lakes and a picnic area near one, and a coffee shop/tea room near...More

1  Thank SueHarps2016
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Rietvlei Nature reserve is a 37 km2 reserve close to a CapitAL CITY. There you can see 3 of the big 5 and cheetah. There are a wide variety of antilope and a haven for bird lovers. You will see friendly folk with their camera's...More

Thank Elzabe B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Have been several times - great for getting just a small breath of "Africa" and experiencing a bit of wildlife. I love taking just a few hours there but if you want, you can picknik and explore for much longer.

Thank Jan S
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