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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

#4 of 116 things to do in Pretoria Features Animals
Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Great little gem hidden in plain sight

A great little game reserve just outside Pretoria. You won't find the big five here however, it's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
Saw a rufous-naped lark sitting on a pole and singing his heart out!

Best time to visit is early morning. Lovely picnic spot at the dam and great area for bird... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth v
Pretoria, South Africa
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little game reserve just outside Pretoria. You won't find the big five here however, it's a fantastic bush experience just out of town.

Thank XitedEye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best time to visit is early morning. Lovely picnic spot at the dam and great area for bird watching.

Thank Elizabeth v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small reserve that is nice for a day visit, especially if you just want to give visitors a small taste of the reserves. No big 5 here but plenty of other animals to view and talk about.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely reserve that allows for self-drive game viewing. There are 4 well kept bird hides on the reserve, all of which are wheelchair friendly. A coffee shop is situated not too far from the main gate. You can book game drives from there and...More

Thank Charmaine v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice nature reserve between Pretoria and the Oliver Thambo airport. It has a lot of animals with a nice game drive route. It is open highveld and it is easy to get close to the animals. The picnic spot is a good...More

Thank pjaucamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within a short distance from Pretoria, this gem of a nature reserve is worth a visit. We saw so many animals including a most beautiful Rhino bull, which was such an unexpected surprise. There's also a lion park enclosure one can drive through and experience.

Thank MirandadB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go for a game drive, lunch at the restaurant or even a mtb ride. Awesome views and the dams have braai areas where you can relax and get away for a bit.

Thank Airvo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great relaxing outing with a great moment with getting within 10 meters of an endangered rhino!

Thank Franco R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently learning a bit more about pretoria and am being shown the sights. We went to the game reserve for a picnic, and a drive- it was a beautiful day and we saw plenty of game, from very chilled zebra to rooibok and...More

Thank Lakshmi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rietvlei Nature Reserve is great for a day out with family. The reserve is well manged. Beautiful surroundings with lots of wildlife to see as well as birdlife . They have great picnic spots with braai facilities. There is also a basic shop and coffee...More

Thank Inge B
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February 6, 2017|
Response from Jorian13 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee at the entrance gate is payable per person and for the vehicle
Gemma Leah M
February 5, 2017|
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Response from Trevor K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, There is place for fishing, I have seen fisherman camping next to the waters. Entrance to the reserve and fishing area is on Nellmapius Drive, M31
Ronél S
September 29, 2016|
Response from Sam0802 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am afraid that I cannot help you with this one. When we go there, we go for a drive and a picnic. Hope you came right!