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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 012 358 1810
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Nice place for a family braai

Really nice braai area overlooking the water. Kids can go on horse rides. Clean and safe. Not much animals to be seen besides buck, rhino etc. A good place for an afternoon visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ryleen B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really nice braai area overlooking the water. Kids can go on horse rides. Clean and safe. Not much animals to be seen besides buck, rhino etc. A good place for an afternoon visit.

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Sandton, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant reserve close to the city. We took family from London and picnicked on the lawn after driving through the reserve.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth visiting when in the surrounds of Pretoria. Take the children along. Facilities are: - Pick-nick spots with Barbecue facilities (near a small dam - NO swimming) - Take away kiosk where one can purchase the odd cold drink and toasted sandwich :-) - Hides to do some Bird spotting.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably Pretoria's best kept secret! Every time I visit, I leave feeling that I could stay longer. It is a peaceful reserve with lots to see and ample place to get out and stretch legs or have a picnic. It is so close to the city, you don't drive far to see Rhino and all the plains game... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When one is inside the Reserve its hard to believe its so close to the Pretoria and the OR Tambo International Airport. With its vast array of wildlife, well-kept road and paths, and very reasonable entrance fees, a trip here is well worth it. Living adjacent to this nature reserve, I frequently see many animals close to the fence...and there... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The game reserve is an ideal spot for a sunday outing. It is especially nice for keen birders who do not want to drive out too far from the city. A special siting is the springbuck antelope that is not so common any more. In the Kruger Park you find impala and not springbuck. The buffalo, rhino and various other... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful nature experience, scenic drives, wildlife, mountain biking and hiking trials. Day visits and weekends can be well spent here. Fishing and rowing all part of the deal!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reserve always surprise me when I visit it on a regular basis. New hides and Lion camp facilities. My 60th birthday party in the big lappa was very special and the fire the early knit with jackals calling. Thank you Rietvlei to care for the rhino and elant The picnic spots is clean and nice to relax

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice for a daytrip. Alot of antelope, rhino's and buffalo to see. It is a great breakaway for city dwellers looking for a picnic. However I would not sleepover as there has been some attacks overnight in the camps, so make sure that it is safe before booking for overnight accomodation. There is also

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit. The roads are very good. Wonderful animals, birdlife etc. Can picnic there. Also go and see the lions. Will take oversea friends there.

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