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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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An amazing place on the edge of Pretoria

Some friends live about 10 minutes from the park, if you drive very slowly. It is in the city, but once you are there, you feel you are in the bush. It is a fantastic place to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some friends live about 10 minutes from the park, if you drive very slowly. It is in the city, but once you are there, you feel you are in the bush. It is a fantastic place to go and visit game. You don't have to go much further than this place to see all the animals you would encounter in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tranquil place in the middle of city life.Nice for a picnic and relaxed atmosphere to entertain friends and children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is relaxing, excellent for the family. You can observe different animals in their habitat and enjoy nature-filled evenings.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A BIG privellege to still see healthy looking Rhino's and a calf and for the first time we also saw Hippo's at the Marais dam picnic spot. With our visit in January 2016 the grass needed a trim at the picnic spot but the abblutions as always was very clean. Will be joining Friends of Rietvlei soon. Sightings of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to escape the hectic city life. Take your own food an have a picnic under the trees or have a great meal at het coffee shop. I can recommend the "Lion Drive"

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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160 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away on Pretoria's outskirts is the Tshwane run reserve which presents a microcosm of life in the high veld before encroaching urbanisation. You can drive, picnic, fish, sail and even stay at small lodges. The mammal wildlife is limited but still visible on the unobstructed open plains. We had a fascinating encounter with three rhino which, feeling threatened, formed... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect place to escape and enjoy nature within easy reach of Pretoria and Joburg. A photographer's paradise. Wonderful birdlife, with several excellent hides. Plenty of animal life to spot too. It has a lovely coffee shop or braii/picnic by the dam. A great place to spend the day.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very surprised that the animals were not shy to walk along our vehicle. Lots of Zebra and Rhino

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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this reserve based on a recent recommendation from our family. We went there on a weekday and it was not busy at all. We almost felt like we had the place all to ourselves! We got to see the rhinos crossing the road right in front of us. It was a wonderful, relaxing morning. We went there... More 

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Heilbron, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely for birding and also nature lovers,lot of animals. Waterbirds are plentyfull. grasland also provide nice sitings for a lot of ground runners.

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