Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria: Hours, Address, Rietvlei Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
4.5
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ben Reid
Marloth Park, South Africa6 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
I love Rietvlei Nature Reserve for its array of birding and wildlife it is a good 45 minute drive but that is fine bathrooms need work
Written 10 February 2022
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Clive R
8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Lovely Game Park. We often come if we don't have anything to do. There is an array of birdlife and mammals. The one thing that was bad were the toilets. But other than that one of my favorite things to do.
Written 30 January 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY718 contributions
Dec 2021
Spent a little over two hours driving through the reserve in the mid morning hours and was pleasantly surprised at just how many animals we were able to o see. We had assumed most would be hiding/sleeping come mid morning but that was not the case. There are dozens upon dozens of zebra and wildebeest to see (including some babies from both groups), ostriches, rhinos, springboks, kudu, etc…

Go on a nice sunny morning with the windows rolled down and you’ll love it. Not to be missed if in Pretoria/JNB!!!
Written 3 December 2021
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Kevin A
Mexico City, Mexico219 contributions
Oct 2021
While not the largest "safari", this game park offers a beautiful drive within Pretoria. You'll see plenty of animals (though the rhinos have eluded me thus far). There's a café within for when you need a nice pit stop, and various other stops for information and look-outs. A great time!
Written 18 November 2021
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Willem v
13 contributions
Oct 2021
Rietvlei is a true Gem! It is a wonderful way to escape the city living for a few hours in a pristine reserve that is very well managed with good roads. There are various antelope, buffalo, small mammals and loads of birds to be seen. We have always left the reserve feeling very happy and satisfied with what we saw and the experience we had. Highly recommend a trip to Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Written 12 October 2021
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Sara Ellis
Pretoria, South Africa27 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
We saw a lot of wildlife, from rhino, zebras, wildebeest to ostriches but the highlight of our morning was probably spotting a jackal sunbathing on a warm rock.

Tip: Go early in the morning to miss the day rush of people.
Written 5 October 2021
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Jenny H
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We saw a number of animals in the reserve: rhino, spring buck, eland, wildebeest, red harte bees, squirrel, ostrich, blesbok and more. Definitely a place to visit.
Written 2 May 2021
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danbaldock
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
Apr 2021
Fantastic small reserve with an abundance of bird life and mammals. Many reviews have stated only seeing a small number of animals but it really depends, you can get lucky and see many cool animals ( have seen snakes, secretary birds, Nile monitors, snake eagles, eland, waterbuck, buzzards, buffalo, rhino etc etc) definitely worth going more than once. It’s also nice to drive around at your own pace and we have 2 young children!!! Coffee shop is average but kids love the rest and the wilderbeast climbing frames.
Written 19 April 2021
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moncelia
Pretoria, South Africa16 contributions
Apr 2021
Went for a game drive but we mostly saw ostrich and zebras. We were told that they also have cheetahs but unfortunately we could not spot one. The drive is a sigh of fresh air as you connect with nature. The dams are a spectacular sight.
Written 13 April 2021
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DDR1234
Johannesburg, South Africa646 contributions
Oct 2020
Nice to go for afternoon drive through this nature reserve, you will see some animals, nice bird hide.
Written 9 January 2021
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