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Rietvlei Wetland and Nature Reserve

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Peaceful and relaxing

Rietvlei and its bird hides are a long-time family favourite. While we went early this time it was... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
JJBuirski
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Bird spotting

We live on the edge of the reserve. Fortunate for us we are able to experience the many wonders of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
N4553REclaudial
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2 Oct 2017
“Peaceful and relaxing”
14 Nov 2017
“What a disgrace!!”
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Flamingo Vlei, Cape Town Central 7441, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We went there on Fri 10 November in the afternoon. We paid at the gate but no one advised us that one needs to walk a long distance to the hides!!! No maps/ no information whatsoever was offered. When we reached the boom gate and...More

Thank rikaduplessis
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Rietvlei and its bird hides are a long-time family favourite. While we went early this time it was shaping up to be a scorcher of a day. Clouds of what seemed to be mosquitos was everywhere and miniscule spider-webs were floating over the boardwalk. There...More

Thank JJBuirski
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We live on the edge of the reserve. Fortunate for us we are able to experience the many wonders of the reserve which may not be experienced in one visit. The reserve has masses of flamingos and pelicans which take their daily flight right over...More

Thank N4553REclaudial
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Rietveld Wetland Reserve is magnificent with really excellent facilities, BUT, if you go there in summer be sure you go early in the morning. The reserve is exposed to the Vals Bay and Atlantic sides and when the wind picks up in the afternoon you...More

Thank Sam d
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We took the family, including grandparents and children, to the two bird hides on the Rietvlei nature reserve. The bird hides are accessible by raised wooden walkways and the experience was great. Definitely take binoculars or zoom lens camera. Bird life is fabulous. There is...More

Thank SVW212
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very nice reserve to visit when in Cape Town. Take a picnic and sit on the water's edge, watching the abundant bird life fly by.

Thank Travelodyssey
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stunning place with a Beautiful view of Table Mountain. Peaceful and relaxing.Birdlife was amazing..With a gentle and soothing sound of small waves rushing in to shore .

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