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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
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
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
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
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