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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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“nature reserve”(91 reviews)
“bird life”(43 reviews)
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On 13 January 2019 we took a morning into early afternoon drive through the reserve. We were privileged to see most of the animals noted on the map at the main gate. There are plenty of eland, impala, ostrich, black wildebeest and a wonderful variety...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annette R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoy a trip to Rietvlei every couple of months, during the week and out of school holidays. Hardly any traffic yesterday and a welcome breakfast at the cafe. Fairly quiet on the camera side but the lovely green bushveld kept us busy looking for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J6795IZpaulj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must for any wildlife enthusiasts and birders! It rained the day we went so the birds were rather bedraggled but at least they were not flying too much which made bird photography that much easier! Dirt roads were definitely accessible with a standard...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rietvlei is often a forgotten Pretoria option and it shouldn't be. You get to drive around for an hour or two or three, and if the hunger bites, you can do an awesome family picnic next to the Marais dam. There are hippos in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank riaanels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here for the lat 20 years and will be fot the next 20. Lots of animals, just keep your eyes peeled. Saw more than 200 animals today even if they are far from the road

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris_Liebenberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this little reserve. It is unasdimg but we administered. Thanks Tshwane and the Friends of the reserve! BUT...the telephone answering service is appalling...the person at the other end dropped the call on me seven times. Not acceptable!!

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great picnic spots. No entrance fees. Clean and safe. It was lovely to see rhino's in their natural habitat.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank JoelM3589
Reviewed November 29, 2018

A great place for a relaxing lazy Sunday afternoon drive and/or braai with the family surrounded by nature so close to Pretoria!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnyaS383
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Beautiful picnic area, clean ablution facilities, and secured parking next to the river. you relax and listen to the hippos and birds. Good game viewing, was privileged to see black-backed jakkal.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AyeshaL42
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Very disappointed as despite sending an enquiry days ago, not even a acknowledgement or response let alone an official reply! Very disappointed with this :(

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank notimportantclearly
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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