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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 47 attractions in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a gem. I've lived in Gauteng all my life and we'd never been here before until today. It is close to Pretoria (45min from Jhb NW suburbs) but once inside it is hard to imagine that you are in close proximity to a large city. The facilites are immaculate - lots of attention has been paid to upkeep... More

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Easy to see animals- close to town and worth the price of admission. Lots of Zebra- saw many rhinos up close and personal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited the nature reserve 2 weeks ago upon hearing that there were 3 baby rhinos. It was my first time seeing baby rhinos and it was amazing. Enter through gate 13 and go to the restaurant. We found out from the game rangers that the rhinos do come by for a feeding in the afternoon, as it is winter... More

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a place you can visit for an hour or the whole day. Close to Pretoria, well priced with a good variety of animals and places to view them. Looking forward to going back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really a fantastic way to wind down the stress of city living and so close to the city. Not even 45 minutes from my house I can go and view wild animals in a wild setting (not a zoo). It's such a pleasure to drive around this nature reserve that we do it now on regular occasions. There is also... More

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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is situated 18 km from the centre of Pretoria. We spent 2 hours driving through the reserve and saw a lot of animals. The 3 800 ha of endangered Bankenveld grassland includes open plains and undulating hills. The extensive vlei areas and tributary streams support the scenic splendour of the azure blue Rietvlei Dam. The reserve... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Often people travel long distances to experience nature and wildlife. Rietvlei Nature Reserve is as close as the Mall and an excellent outing for the whole family. For the more active, you can also arrange to do a 2 day walk with ample time to stop and experience the wildlife up close with excellent and ample photo opportunities. It is... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a great place to spend a weekend. It's not too far from shops if you need to buy food but still quiet enough to enjoy nature. The self-catering chalets are so cosy and spacious, and have large verandas with a stunning view of the dam. The pricing is not bad and one can also easily enjoy a game drive... More

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Edenvale, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is Centrally located and well worth a visit. We spent 3 hours game viewing and had a braai afterwards at Marais Dam. I would highly recommend this as a weekend outing in Gauteng.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Easily accessed reserve with Rhino and other big game. One does not need days or a 4x4 to enjoy the reserve. Tranquil scenes at two dams and provided braai areas makes for a good lunch stop or picnic outing. Bird hides lets you observe birds in comfort and fishing is allowed at allocated areas around the dam. Overnight accommodation is... More

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