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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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Sunday drive a must for people staying in Pretoria

We stay in Pretoria and after a hectic week or week-end it is our no. 1 pick to go to. Rietvlei is just a short drive from Pretoria city centre and easy accessible for any car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rietvlei Nature reserve is a 37 km2 reserve close to a CapitAL CITY. There you can see 3 of the big 5 and cheetah. There are a wide variety of antilope and a haven for bird lovers. You will see friendly folk with their camera's driving around and in the spacious bird hides that is kept neat. Rietvlei has a... More 

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Lystrup, Arhus, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been several times - great for getting just a small breath of "Africa" and experiencing a bit of wildlife. I love taking just a few hours there but if you want, you can picknik and explore for much longer.

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Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stay in Pretoria and after a hectic week or week-end it is our no. 1 pick to go to. Rietvlei is just a short drive from Pretoria city centre and easy accessible for any car. Rietvlei does ask a entrance fee but is minimal (please see the info page for rates). You can drive as short or long as... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful park. Clean braai areas and bathrooms. Roads in excellent condition. Lots of game. Friendly staff. Driving around and show all the wildlife out. We saw a leopard chasing an ostrich. Rhinos, Lots of different wild bucks.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love Rietvlei, and try to go there as often as possible. This was once again a very enjoyable outing for me with a number of good bird sightings. Unfortunately it coincided with the 1st winter snowfalls and it was really cold.

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Pretoria
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158 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One could go to Rietvlei Nature Reserve every single day and you would most probably see something magical every time! And how many places can boast with having a nature reserve offering so much right on the doorstep of a major city? One has the option to get into the nature reserve from the chalet and angling side without paying... More 

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Big game in their natural habitat really close to the city and the airport. Rhino, Buffalo and lion; also zebra, hartbeest, etc.

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Brakpan, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had a day trip visit to rietvlei the fees is reasonable , the roads are well maintained clearly marked . I used their braai facilities that is very well setup and close to the toilets . The only minus piont there was the low fence in front of the electric fence for the hippos . I had to... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just such a special place, a few minutes from the city and you find yourself in a different world. The animals roaming free, the fish jumping on the stream, the birds nesting, and the Rhinos!!! love them! Great place to visit for a BBQ and some fishing, lazy afternoons on a shade of thorn trees, just laying on... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the campsite and we were the only one! It is a strange feeling to be so close to the City and still camping in the wild! Drive around the reserve during the day should be great!

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