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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 Place To Go But Not A Must

We wenrt there in end of November. Self drive below 30km/h in the reserve with a manual car was a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kuala Lumpur
Nice outing

The reserve is very close to Pretoria nice for a afternoon drive even nice braai-area for Saturday... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roelof V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“coffee shop” (60 reviews)
“nature reserve” (77 reviews)
“bird hides” (28 reviews)
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Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We wenrt there in end of November. Self drive below 30km/h in the reserve with a manual car was a good experience for me. The reserve is made up of open grassland with undulating hills with indigenous trees clustered in small groups. The roads in...More

Thank SooYinn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reserve is very close to Pretoria nice for a afternoon drive even nice braai-area for Saturday or Sundays

Thank Roelof V
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Braai area has ample space and good space between groups. Can even see hippo's from the braai area. Will see animals if you are here. Have been here 3 times for functions.

Thank Ida M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Do to time constraints we were only able to spend about 3 hours in the Reserve. It definitely warrants longer time. Drive around leisurely observing a mixed array of animals. The Coffee Shop/Restaurant is a pleasant stop with some historical information about the reserve.

Thank DCody
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Rietvlei nature Reserve is my favourite because I love Rhino. I am planning to visit the reserve with my family and friends as well as colleagues. I love quite place with beautiful surroundings and wild life

Thank 311dad
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very nice afternoon getaway. Feels like you're miles out of the city, yet you're in your backyard. Lots of wildlife to see. No need for a 4x4. Picnic area always nice and clean, braais are cleaned regularly. Very relaxing.

1  Thank DTerblanche
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My wife is an artist, and we were invited to do an exhibition of her works at the restaurant. The reserve is beautiful. The animals are in great shape and there is a lot to see. The variety makes it an absolute must. It is...More

Thank JannesNel
Reviewed 2 November 2017

For a quite evening away do spent time at the Rietvlei Nature reserve. Beautiful surroundings next to the Rietvlei dam. Has a cafeteria and a shop. We saw several Rhinos next to the coffee shop. The place are well looked after.

Thank Jeannette E
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Perfect for a nice morning or afternoon game drive. Cosy coffee shop, and also a choice for a Safari to the Lions which is in a separate camp. Nice picnic area and stunning bird hides.

Thank Ronel V
Reviewed 25 October 2017

ideal for a half or full day trip with the car, on either tarred main road or easy dirt roads. Seen a lot of wild life, especcially bird watching was exciting

Thank Daoidekini
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