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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mokinator10 Says:

We had a foggy start to our visit here...but it just added to the character and mystic of the place. Neat to see animals loom out of the fog. Once the fog lifted we found many animals...lots of...

Christa V Says:

If the hurried life in the city gets to you go the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Here you can recharge your battery while watching the animals play.

Maryanne_Strydom Says:

One could never imagine such a nice break away in the middle of developed areas. Instead of sleeping on a Sunday afternoon, go for a drive in the wild. Nice picnic areas. Very clean and upgraded...

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