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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

#4 of 117 things to do in Pretoria Features Animals
Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Lots to see so close to the city

We had a foggy start to our visit here...but it just added to the character and mystic of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great escape

If the hurried life in the city gets to you go the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Here you can recharge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christa V
Pretoria, South Africa
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a foggy start to our visit here...but it just added to the character and mystic of the place. Neat to see animals loom out of the fog. Once the fog lifted we found many animals...lots of birds, but also zebra, eland, buffalo, red...More

Thank mokinator10
Reviewed 4 days ago

If the hurried life in the city gets to you go the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Here you can recharge your battery while watching the animals play.

Thank Christa V
Reviewed 4 days ago

One could never imagine such a nice break away in the middle of developed areas. Instead of sleeping on a Sunday afternoon, go for a drive in the wild. Nice picnic areas. Very clean and upgraded ablutions. Variety of wild animals. The one gate on...More

Thank Maryanne_Strydom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been many times to this place as it is a nice getaway, only 25 mins from Pretoria. However, it was the first time that we took the guided safari Lion drive to see the lions as, having a house at Kruger at the...More

Thank laraBrussels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited Rietvlei with colleaques for a team building. A lot of game to view close to home. Facilities available to braai. Will visit again with my family.

Thank Theo_Wilken
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice reserve to visit on weekends. There are lots of animals to see. You also see a lot at the lookout point. They have a nice picnic spot to have a braai.

Thank scpienaar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rietvlei is one of my personal favourite spots around Gauteng. It can be a bit of an acquired taste, especially in winter the reserve is quite dry and dusty. So if it is going to be a first time visit I would recommend spring, summer...More

Thank JeanCilliers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The game drive was awesome and the best was going to the lions. Tau and the ladies were sleeping but was worth the visit

Thank Teffo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rietvlei is a great getaway just 20 or so minutes from Pretoria. The Rhino and Cheetah are the big attractions but there are also hippos, great variety of birds and other wildlife/wildlife scenery to enjoy. Unfortunately some of their rhinos have been poached by poachers...More

Thank _t_squaredlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for a picnic (closed off area). Generally safe, with electric fencing against Crocodiles. Lots of wildlife and easy to spot. Easy to find Rhino as well, but there have been poaching issues recently, so it may be closed down now. There is...More

Thank Shaheen B
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7 February 2017|
Response from Jorian13 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fee at the entrance gate is payable per person and for the vehicle
Gemma Leah M
5 February 2017|
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Response from Trevor K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, There is place for fishing, I have seen fisherman camping next to the waters. Entrance to the reserve and fishing area is on Nellmapius Drive, M31
Ronél S
29 September 2016|
Response from Sam0802 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am afraid that I cannot help you with this one. When we go there, we go for a drive and a picnic. Hope you came right!