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“out of town around town”

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Ranked #3 of 119 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

The reserve gives a very good feel of being far out of the metropolitan area, yet you are there. The guided tour to seeing the lions is a "wow" factor and so is the scenic drive within the reserve. The restaurant offers pleasing home food, served by very courteous staff members. We were impressed by being invited out of the restaurant to go and see rhinos which were grazing nearby. I recommend the reserve to those who truly love nature.

Thank SkhuM
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

A pleasant morning drive where you can see herds of game, zebra, black widebees, gnu, eland and even rhino close up

Thank Ted S
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have lived in the Pretoria area and passed the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve many times. Due to the limited time we had for our International Director to fit in a visit to a game reserve I decided to take him to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in the afternoon hours before his flight back to the UK. I was surprised how much game we saw that afternoon. The highlight was to see 3 rhino very close to the road!! It was an awesome sight and he enjoyed it so much they want to have our next directors meetings in South Africa! 40km of tarred road with a few untarred side roads, bird viewing etc. We saw giraffe, wildebees and plenty of different buck. Well worth the visit. It is so close to town (Irene, Rietvlei Rand, Elardus Park). There are chalets one can rent as well.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A few minutes drive on the the outskirts of the capital city. Most of the big 5 can be seen here... including the Black Rhino. Has facilities for braai (barbeque), bird watching hides and fishing on the other side of the vlei.

Thank andrewdowner
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I usually have a late flight from Jo'burg so leave my guest house and spend a few hours at Reitvlei. It has good concentrations of game, no predators but Rhino can usually be found. It is easy to drive around and very good for birds at the right time of year, Spring is good.

Thank Torland
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