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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

As a urban-bush experience it doesn't get any better than this small reserve in Pretoria. There are good numbers of game and a good variety as well. The roads are well maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

As a urban-bush experience it doesn't get any better than this small reserve in Pretoria. There are good numbers of game and a good variety as well. The roads are well maintained and the reserves is an overall winner. A very good family outing with hides and braai facilities as well.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had kids aged 5 to 14. He saw all the animals close to the road or in open field. Easy to navigate roads. Great picnic spot with clean bathrooms. A must visit when staying in the area

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We attended a birthday oarty at Rietvlei Nature Reserve. The kids could go horse-back riding, which they thoroughly enjoyed, and we took a trip to go see the lions. The lions-trip was a bit of a let down, as the guide only drives up to the camp and then you sit there and watch the lions in the camp. The... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The best Nature reserve close to Pretoria with much much much to see. The roads are well kept and indicated and the picknick area a pleasure to visit

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place to spot a few animals and have a picnic. Also good for birdwatching and there is a fishing spot on the opposite side of the dam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A lovely Sunday afternoon drive through the park. We just loved taking the grandchildren. Either making a braai or having Kentucky or just for a picnic under the trees. We have not been to the restaurant as yet but I believe from friends that the food are delicious .and they are extremely busy

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Rietvlei Nature reserve is a place where you can find peace for your soul outside the city. You can drive around watching the wild animals as well as sitting at a hide to do bird watching. The Coffee Shop is a must to visit. The picnic spot is neat and clean and lovely to have a picnic or even a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent morning outing for the family. Good selection of animals and easy to see. Some good picnic spots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is such a pleasant way to spend a few hours - lots of game - even rhinos if you are lucky, followed by a picnic lunch at the river. Usually good birding too!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love going to have late afternoon tea at Rietvlei and spend the rest of the afternoon looking for the rhions

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

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