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“Great local reserve”

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Ranked #4 of 116 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Centurion, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great local reserve”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Rietvlei is a great local game reserve with good variety of animals and landscapes and with a centre piece of a large dam. It is only spoilt by having power lines run through the reserve.

Visited September 2013
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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“Not too bad and easy”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

A nice and easy day out, no problem to self drive. We had a fab lunch in the café located in the center of the reserve. But the wild life is limited. Plenty of birds though.

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A nature escape close to the city”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

A lovely piece of natural highveld close to Pretoria. Pleasant drives, a number of well-sited hides, and a surprising number and variety of animals and birds.

Visited December 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“A safari in the city”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We spent a lovely day at the super nature reserve. The entrance fee is surprisingly nominal given the rates of other comparative reserves. The roads are both tar and dirt in the reserve and very well maintained. The animals are all robust and healthy, it is so good to see the animals in such good condition with plenty of land to run around and roam freely. We happened to see plenty zebras, a wide variety of buck and a total of 9 rhino. The ablution facilities, although clean, are in desperate need of a revamp. There are picnic sites and braai facilities as well as a coffee shop at the reserve. All in all, an excellent day outing and great value for money.
The lion tour is an additional fee which we opted not to do but will definitely make a plan to see the lions on a return visit.

Visited December 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“New clean ablution ads 3 existing beauty”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took my young cousin on his first fishing trip at Rietvlei Dam - a great experience for all. The staff at gate are friendly and very professional. The general cleanliness of reserve is something to be proud off. Well maintained roads and number of basic ablution fascilities with running water adds to pleasant day.

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