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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Opens in 22 min: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 today

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 6 days 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 2 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
Thank MBATourismGuy
Reviewed 2 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
1  Thank rainbowdeeza
Reviewed 2 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not expect wilderness, this is a close to the city nature reserve, but very pleasant to spend 3 hours there looking for rhinos (easy) and cheetah (not so easy). Landscape ranges from nice to beautiful following seasons. In february, the hills are covered with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Lefeuilletonkinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inexpensive, self drive nature reserve, with lions, Cheetha's, Buffelo's, Rino's and various birds and Buck. Nice roads even passable for sedans. Restaurant on site and a nice picnic spot with braai facilities.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank oomjan2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a great place to visit with friends. Birdlife is awesome and plenty of game to watch. Nice picnic spot.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DanieV114
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an ideal place to take a break, without the necessity to drive way out of the city. It offers beautiful nature vistas and a variety of wild animals and birds. Ideal for the amateur (and professional) photographer.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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