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“Nice outing close to the city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Ranked #4 of 112 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Pretoria
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Nice outing close to the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Nice place for bird and game viewing. 4 Hides to view from, good picnic area. You can get close to the animals. We were having some refreshments at the tea garden and the rhinos were abut 10 meters away.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pretty cool reserve in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Great reserve with numerous antelope, zebra, ostrich, rhino, buffalo and bird species, Had no luck sighting a cheetah, but apparently they are there in the reserve. We got really close to the rhino's though, fantastic experience.
There is a great little fenced-off spot for a scenic picnic. We really enjoyed our visit to Rietvlei.

Visited April 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Impressive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

A sanctuary on the edge of Pretoria, within easy reach. It has lots of species to see, large and small. There's a picturesque braai area, with large weeping willow trees, to rival the Hartebeespoort dam designated braai areas. The walled damn area offers many possibilities, and it's so peaceful. There are amazing vistas all over this vlei, and a weird but interesting museum-ish house in the middle of it all. What a phenomenal experience this was, and seeing all the beautiful animals running wild (and yet so close to urbanity) was amazing. It's just impressive.

Visited November 2012
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Pretoria, South Africa
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229 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

More than 40km of well tarred roads through picture perfect grasslands. Well maintained braai and picnic spot and early opening times. We saw more game than more well known parks hours away!

Visited January 2013
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South Africa
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in Pretoria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

We went to the reserve on a Sunday in winter and boy did we enjoy it.

Great place for young kids. You get to see lots of animals especially rhinos.

Pack sufficient food and drinks cos the ride inside can get long.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Sanjay D
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