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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Nature on your doorstep

In the middle of a bustling city is this little peace of sanity. Although not very big it gives the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diana G
A relaxing place for an outing with friends or family

I was recently here with a South African friend. We got here early in the morning and went... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to get a break from the buzz of the city this is definitely a place to come, unfortunately the games not plentiful and it seems that a lot of the game you come across is despondent... The buffalo they have at the...More

Thank Trent W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been visiting the reserve over and over and over again and will do in future too. Such an awesome reserve, on my doorstep! The excitement when looking for all the animals and the joy in seeing them. My soul finding / feeding place.......

Thank nellievmol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the middle of a bustling city is this little peace of sanity. Although not very big it gives the city dweller the opportunity to see some wildlife. The roads were well maintained however the picnic spots could do with a bit of a facelift....More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recently here with a South African friend. We got here early in the morning and went birdwatching. As a birdwatcher I simply loved it. I saw plenty of new species as well as a good amount of wildlife. I even saw white rhinos...More

2  Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can have your own picnic in quiet surroundings. You will see a lot of animals every time you visit the Nature Reserve.

1  Thank AnnalineG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice and relaxing outing on a Sunday morning for the whole family. Helps you forget about the hustle and bustle of the city a bit. Not a lot of animals, but more than enough for a few hours drive. Food/restaurants limited.

Thank tobiel2017
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A wonderful experience to do a safari-trip so close to the City of Pretoria. We stayed at Whistletree Manor and it was less than 30mins drive to get to this reserve. An excellent initial introduction to South Africa wildlife, before taking on the bigger game...More

Thank infoZ5493TS
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful outing to escape the madness of the city. We are regular visitors and every visit is unique.

1  Thank Dietmar K
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This was the first time that with visit this reserve which is located close to Pretoria and proxime to Irene. It is a small reserve with predominantly grass and wet land. We saw plenty of game, which made it an enjoyable trip. A downside is...More

1  Thank Marleon2
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is an ideal outing for the day if your in the PTA or Joburg area. We saw lots of wildlife. The rest camp is also very nice with a gift shop and restaurant.

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May 15, 2018|
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Response from Julie l | Reviewed this property |
You just turn up and enjoy :)
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Response from Margonda | Reviewed this property |
No you do not need to book in advance. Normally most people just drive in with their own car. Their is a place for coffee or small lunch. Lot of people also bring their own lunch. Night drives are not possible. I know a... More