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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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012 358 1810
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Nice Sunday drive

Nice to go for a Sunday drive. Small game, otherwise not much to see. Haven't tried their guided game drives, though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jesse_Rowe_ZA
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice to go for a Sunday drive. Small game, otherwise not much to see. Haven't tried their guided game drives, though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Rietvalei Nature Reserve is basically in the city boundaries of Pretoria. There is an abundance of bird life and wildlife in the nature reserve. The dam itself has on the one side got beautiful chalets and fishing spots. Really a mid city getaway.

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Thank Jaco-Pierre S
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is do close to Cape Town and you get peace and quiet with amazing views of Cape Town. Saw some amazing birds as well.

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Thank Jenny W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an underrated nature reserve. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the day. Ideal for bird watchers and people that want to get out and don't want to drive to far to get there. Plenty animals to see. Roads marked well and we'll maintained.

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Thank Rone v
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

not sure what to do on a day off or on the weekend? then take a drive to Rietvlei Nature Reserve. It's affordable and got a wide variety of wild. The roads is in perfect condition, unfortunately the Picnic and Braai area's needsome Serious Maintenance. why I give it a lower rating.

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Thank genie1987
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come early, animals more active then. Well maintained reserve - saw Rhinos, Eland, hartebeest, many other species

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Thank 68Barracuda72
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my daughter, her friend and their 2 kids. We had a nice picnic and then a great drive and we saw Rhino's, giraffe and a lot of deer and elephants. Rietvlei dam is a gem and only a few minutes out of the city.

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Thank 665betss
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy, and close to a big city break-away to view some of the Big-5. Very good roads to travel while viewing the game. A visit to the farmyard for a picnic is a must.

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Thank Piet B
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great destination within Pretoria to break away for a picnic with friends and family or to pop in at the little coffee shop. Great for bird watchers and to enjoy a self-drive "game" drive (not Big 5 but zebra, various antelopes, etc.)! Love it!!!

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Thank DutoitZee
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a picnic day at the Rietvlei Dam and Nature Reserve with the family. A bit busy and growded over holidays, but we found it peaceful with only a little traffic. Take some time at the entrance to collect maps and get info on game movement in the reserve. Take a short dribve to the coffee shop for basics and... More 

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