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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Great place to visit within Pretoria to get away

Had a great couple of experiences viewing animals and Sunday afternoon picnic with family and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sebastian G
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Pretoria, South Africa
Quality family time

We visit Rietvlei about 1 time every month. The last 3 times we where always blessed with amazing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christo H
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“coffee shop” (65 reviews)
“nature reserve” (86 reviews)
“bird life” (43 reviews)
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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+27 12 358 1810
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"coffee shop"
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"nature reserve"
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"bird life"
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"picnic spot"
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"self drive"
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"lion camp"
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"driving around"
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"braai facilities"
in 21 reviews
"game viewing"
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"bird watching"
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"water birds"
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"close to home"
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"nice sunday"
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"your doorstep"
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"small reserve"
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great couple of experiences viewing animals and Sunday afternoon picnic with family and friends

Thank Sebastian G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visit Rietvlei about 1 time every month. The last 3 times we where always blessed with amazing sightings etc. With the dames and river's full, there is an abundance of wildlife and bird's. The coffee shop is not great and the toilets appalling.

Thank Christo H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love bringing kids here over school holidays Beautiful place just outside town. There are Beautiful bbq or picnic spots at the dam and coffee shop. Kids love the donkeys at the coffee shop. Once bought lunch at coffee shop but it was not good. Only...More

Thank beverleym2016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great three hours at this very well laid out reserve and had extremely close encounters with rhino, buffalo and zebra. I would highly recommend a visit to others.

Thank JonFilby
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Rietvlei a small city reserve close to pretoria is always fun. If you are lucky you see the cheetas but normally enough to see if you drive around. There is a coffee shop but not very interesting better to bring your own drinks and food...More

Thank Margonda
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

What a wonderful experience to celebrate a birthday party in the game reserve and then take a trip to see all the game.

Thank Gmm S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Tshwane (Pretoria) has more than one nature reserve in its boundaries but this is one of the best. Easy to reach, about 20 minutes from the CBD. It doesn't have lion, but houses the other big four. One can picnic and also fish and sail...More

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

For visitors staying in and around Pretoria, who does not have the time to visit the larger game reserves, this is a game viewing experience worth your time. That said, why not pack you coffee and some tasty S.A. rusks, and watch the sun come...More

Thank Arina J
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

this game reserve gives the opportunity to see rhinos, buffalo and cheetahs plus a hole spectrum of other antelope species. it is also a gem for bird watching with typical grass veld species and water birds there are quite a number of bird hides enhancing...More

Thank 128pieterr
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very nice Sunday trip. There are lots of game. The braai facilities are great. The roads are tarred and in good condition.Take binoculars with for bird watching

Thank 176daniev
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Smitha S
15 April 2018|
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Response from Margonda | Reviewed this property |
No you do not need to book in advance. Normally most people just drive in with their own car. Their is a place for coffee or small lunch. Lot of people also bring their own lunch. Night drives are not possible. I know a... More
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Carmen V
24 December 2017|
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Response from OttoOMU | Reviewed this property |
Morning. The entrance fee like pensioners like me is R32.00. Normal persons is R64.00. Interesting is that there no vehicle fees Fees to see the lions is optional , I think it is R100 per person. The reserve is very safe to... More
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