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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

#4 of 116 things to do in Pretoria Features Animals
Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Clean reserve

This reserve is great for a day outing, good braai facilities at the picnic spots. There is a basic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lourens W
via mobile
Great day visit

I have been going to Rietvlei for some years now. It is a well managed and well kept Nature Reserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anton N
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This reserve is great for a day outing, good braai facilities at the picnic spots. There is a basic shop an restaurant in the reserve. The reserve is well maintained and the roads are good to travel by small car.

Thank Lourens W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Rietvlei for some years now. It is a well managed and well kept Nature Reserve in the heart of Gauteng. Beautiful planes with an abundance of game to view. There are numerous Hides overlooking the dams and bird life excellent....More

Thank Anton N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Different way of seeing the reserve! Wild animals don't get scared easily with us being on horseback.

Thank Noorsie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rietvlei nature reserve is right next to Irene and close to the R21. You can take one of the paved roads to have a look at the animals and there are picnic spots where you can relax. Go early as there is not a lot...More

Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my elderly parents to visit the reserve, which is located near Irene on the way to Pretoria off the R21, an easy drive from Oliver Thambo airport. There are two lakes and a picnic area near one, and a coffee shop/tea room near...More

Thank SueHarps2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Elzabe B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Hannelie v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank BetsieBreytenbach
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank rikaduplessis
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Is it for free ? Or are they any fees
6 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
Can you fish there?
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
Hi where do i book for this accomodation, the Rietvlei website is not very helpful. thnx
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!