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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RSweetnam Says:

Seeing the larger animals is hit or miss. Family had been before and seen great sights of big animals literally crossing the road in front of them. Unfortunately I want so lucky. Still a nice drive...

734liezelp Says:

We really enjoyed the routes through the reserve seeing some animals such as zebras (a baby zebra walked right up to our car window not allowing us to leave again), many ostriches, a few bucks and a...

HermanK449 Says:

We went there with friends and what a delightful visit. We really saw many animals and lots and lots of birds. A real haven for the wild so close to the city. The only problem that I had was the...

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