Rietvlei Nature Reserve covers over 3 800 hectares of endangered Bankenveld grassland, with open plains and undulating hills. The extensive vlei areas and tributary streams support the scenic splendour of the azure blue Rietvlei Dam. This is the perfect place to go game viewing or bird watching. Facilities include Marais Dam picnic, bird hide, guided day and night drives and daily bus tours. Angling areas, mountain bike trails and overnight facilities are also available.  To find out more about Rietvlei nature Reserve click here.

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The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is situated just outside of Pretoria and is owned by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Pay them a visit to encounter cheetah, leopard, buffalo and white rhino on guided hiking or horse trails.


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chaks n Says:

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.

Trevor4Kwalata Says:

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...

Renée C Says:

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...

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