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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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Nice little paradise in Pretoria

It is a very nice small reserve in Pretoria. I liked driving around and saw many birds, cheetahs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SabrinaColombo
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Thabazimbi, South Africa
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Morning visit

Excellent outing to a "game reserve" and so close to the city Good picnic and restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fransjs
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Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“coffee shop” (67 reviews)
“nature reserve” (88 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice small reserve in Pretoria. I liked driving around and saw many birds, cheetahs and game. Sunset over the dam is stunning!

Thank SabrinaColombo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent outing to a "game reserve" and so close to the city Good picnic and restaurant facilities Veld & roads well maintained

Thank Fransjs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Rietvlei since the '60s as my late father was a keen angler. The reserve is conveniently located allowing for a quick or not so quick day trip allowing you to escape the rat race for a few hours. By following the...More

1  Thank geoff_jungle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a superb unplanned visit to the park. The park is clean. Will remember to pack a picnic basket for the next visit as there are lovely spots to enjoy a picnic.

Thank clairee48878
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a Game Drive and Breakfast that was great and also had the opportunity to see the Lions. Park is clean and lots to see.

Thank corneswart01
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I visit the reserve on a regular basis. There was two entrances to the park, but they have closed one of the entrances. As a birding and wild life photographer I would like to be at the Island view hide as the sun comes up....More

Thank Albert R
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

When I had an opportunity to visit the Nature Reserve for the 1st time in nearly 15 years I was very impressed. It was on a public holiday and the facilities could not be faulted. We had a lovely peaceful afternoon and I would certainly...More

1  Thank Yolande V
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I love this place. A nature reserve with wild animals in the middle of the city. You can climb in your car and go drive around and feel as if you are on a mini safari! Go in search of the cheetah, buffalo or even...More

Thank sands196
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited Rietvlei on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised y the amount of cars and people around. We saw some rhino, buffalo, black wildebeest, lots of zebra, eland, blesbok, red hartebeest and even an owl! A wide variety of birds are also on offer....More

Thank hendelc
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

1  Thank Sebastian G
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mckay510
15 May 2018|
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Response from Julie l | Reviewed this property |
You just turn up and enjoy :)
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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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