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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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Nature at it's best

Last week I had the privilege to visit this little paradise. Unfortunately it was very hot that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The King with his glorious mane

We had a slight hiccup with the timing, as we were not aware of the entrance being so far away from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“coffee shop” (58 reviews)
“nature reserve” (75 reviews)
“bird hides” (27 reviews)
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last week I had the privilege to visit this little paradise. Unfortunately it was very hot that day, so we didn't get to see that many animals, I think they were like me, hiding from the heat.....hehehehe. But it didn't matter, we encountered a herd...More

Thank Ilsej1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a slight hiccup with the timing, as we were not aware of the entrance being so far away from the coffee shop. The directions to teh coffee shop was ratehr hazy as well. Finally we found ourselves at the venue, but on route...More

Thank Keyahn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute requirement when leading a stress-laden city lifestyle. Abundant wild- and bird-life, fishing and water activities, beautiful sunsets and coffee shop provide for a relaxing environment, right in the middle of the city. Tarred roads allow for easy exploration.The bird hides and picnic spot...More

Thank Xander B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the past weekend I took a family member of mine here from the Cape to Rietvlei, only about 15 minutes drive from Pretoria. An awesome way to spend a day out in Nature and seeing beautiful birds and various animals. We saw Rhino, buck,...More

Thank 901JayGee
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice reservation, there was a lot to see. The zebras came right up to the car but didn't bother us in the vehicle. A fair amount of animals eating and looking at the humans in vehicles

Thank 840tonih
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This really is a nice day retreat for family to view game and see wildlife without having to drive to Kruger or Pilansberg. Close to Johannesburg and really simple to find in the heart of the cradle of human kind. Lots of nice restaurants all...More

Thank Max M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The park is in top condition. We saw mostly rhino, zebra and buck. The lion tour is different from the regular so make sure to book. The resturant had a very oily but we had a beautiful view of the buffalo's while we ate. Overall...More

Thank Roxanne S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for a peaceful Sunday picnic, is was super peaceful and the picnic spots are very clean and tidy as well as the bathroom, there are alot of animals roaming around so plenty to see, wil definitely be going there again

Thank 138sharonj
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We took some Australian tourists who had limited time in Johannesburg. It was a good day with an excellent picnic spot offering very clean and well maintained facilities including toilets and numerous hides throughout the park. Unfortunately one of our guests paid cash for our...More

Thank beaus646
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Did you know that you can have a picnic, next to a pool with hippos, in Pretoria? Well you can, and you can also see lion, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and other antelope. And you can do it all in 3/4 hours. What better way to...More

Thank andreblignaut
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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
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
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!