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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Michael G Says:

We visit Rietvlei quite regularly for some photographic exercise. We try to be there as early as possible to avoid the crowd and make use of the good light. One of the first stops is the hide at the...

bronwynr1 Says:

Wonderful day spent at the dam, surrounded by nature, spending time with family. great atmosphere to relax

Wade V P Says:

This is a great place for a quiet weekend drive away from the hustle of the city and close enough without having to drive for hours to get there. Roads are good and the network is fairly extensive...

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