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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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012 358 1810
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Wildlife within 30 minutes from Pretoria

We visit Rietvlei often: sometimes at six in the morning for the water birds, sometimes during the morning to end up for breakfast at the historical Erasmus house or sometimes for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Renée C
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this place does not have big five animals but is very nice and is not far from pretoria and or than no air port.

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Hammanskraal, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The nature reserve is an amazing place to visit. The abundance of birdlife, free roaming animals, well-maintained roads and infrastructure and makes for a worthwhile day outing. Apart from its location close to major metropolitans, just off major freeways easy accessible. The diversity and bird species, well-placed bird hides makes for a brilliant birding experience. Entrance fee, well worth money... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit Rietvlei often: sometimes at six in the morning for the water birds, sometimes during the morning to end up for breakfast at the historical Erasmus house or sometimes for a midday picnic with grandchildren or friends. It is easily reached from Pretoria (eg) and we have always been lucky to see rhino as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful day with family right in the heart of Pretoria East. The rolling grasslands were filled with zebras, buck, kudus, ostriches and numerous bird species. We had a lovely picnic near the dam where we spotted a number of fish. All in all it was an affordable day out in nature, right on our doorstep.

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Thank 176bb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely the best nature reserve in Pretoria. Beautiful grass lands makes it easy to spot the wild life and with the presence of the Rietvlei dam makes the scenery something to be amazed at. Nice hiking trails and picnic areas as well. Definitely a must visit when in Pretoria especially when you get to see one of the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This little urban paradise, only 20 minutes away from the city centre, is a photographer's dream. Rhino, zebra, impala, cheetah are just a few of the inhabitants. A prolific bird life, too. Their organized walks are a unique experience. Charming little coffee shop, picnic and fishing spot. What more could you want?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome spot to go and take it easy with family and friends. The picnic spot at Marais dam hits the spot if you're looking for a quiet getaway on your days off.

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Wingate Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place 10 minutes from our door where a family or couple can visit, do a game drive or fish, have a pick-nick or visit the on sight restaurant! Cheap to go in, well kept and clean with a variety of braai and pick-nick options. Loads of wildlife and birdlife

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this were so great to go and see the sun rise. The animals getting from one area to another. We saw more animals than what we thought. Had a nice picknick area and enjoyed it to walk there. Will recommend to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely nature reserve with excellent opportunity fir photographers and bird watching. Situated in Pretoria this is an excellent one day outing. They also have horse riding and night game drives. There are lovely picnic spots and visits to view lion can be booked at the coffee shop.

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