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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GeorgHofmeyr Says:

As a keen amateur wildlife and bird photographer I highly recommend the Rietvlei Nature reserve for a quick re-connection with nature; to keep your hand in with your camera and lenses; and who knows...

Greta v Says:

If city life gets too much, do this drive to Rietvlei. Excellent, friendly and professional staff greeting you at the gate, abundant game and lots of green lawn at the picnic spots. Ideal get away...

H3nn1ng Says:

Very nice to take a drive through this reserve. You see many animals, including rhino, buffalo, lots of birds, etc. There is also a picnic spot you can braai at, right next to a dam, complete with...

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