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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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Lions :-)

Hi, Went to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, 23 April. Must say very relaxing drive in and around the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Great place to take visitors

A very well run and organized place. Nice drives and spotting rhino is the highlight. The old... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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“picnic area” (26 reviews)
Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
+27 12 358 1810
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Hi, Went to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, 23 April. Must say very relaxing drive in and around the reserve. Lions (6) kept in a separate camp ... missed the feedings as it was not a feeding day for them. Well looked after camp and i...More

Thank RishaanK
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A very well run and organized place. Nice drives and spotting rhino is the highlight. The old farmhouse and restaurant (a small swimming pool too) is very nice and the staff are very accommodating. The entrance fee is very reasonable. Great places around there to...More

Thank NatashaDawson
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It is perfect for a nice afternoon if you want to see some game and a beautiful dam. There are rhinos, buffalo's, zebras, ostriches, hippos and lots of different bocks. Sometimes there is a buffalo next to the restaurant. And you could make a Braai...More

Thank schbirgit
Reviewed 14 April 2017

After walking through a thunderstorm to the top of the hill where the buildings are located I was rudely greeted with "we're closed" by the extremely miserable receptionist. Having already had 2 chancers attempt to pick my pocket, this really colours my view of the...More

1  Thank John N
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a nature reserve just outside the main eastern suburb, it is wide open grassland where you can see different types of animals, most of them are fairly close to the road ,and of course the lion enclosure is really awesome, you see quite...More

Thank iain g
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Rietvlei Reserve is situated 18km from the centre of Pretoria and 38km from OR Tambo International Airport. The reserve is owned and managed by the city of Tshwane Metro Municipality. Some 1600 head of game, including blesbuck, black wilderbeest, re hartebeest, eland, waterbuck etc...More

Thank mphol2
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There is an awesome picnic spot next to the water, take your friends and family and enjoy a braai. The reserve is well kept and the picnic area is very neat and tidy. Take your own wood and charcoal. It is quite a steep walk...More

Thank Quinton R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Spacious nature reserve with a lot of wildlife. Game drives excellent, Staff Professional, well looked after.

Thank MichaelMaherry
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lovely area to visit. Great bird and animal viewing. Beautiful dam. Very popular for Birdlife North Gauteng birders. Cheetahs are now the main attraction.

Thank Sheleph
Reviewed 10 April 2017

IF YOU ARE A BIRD WATCHER AND YOU ARE IN Pretoria for a day or more go to Rietvlei Nature Reserve. They also have a lovely coffee shop (close on Mondays) as well as tour to lions in a separate camp. They have a number...More

Thank Friedel W
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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!