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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Over the past weekend I took a family member of mine here from the Cape to Rietvlei, only about 15 minutes drive from Pretoria. An awesome way to spend a day out in Nature and seeing beautiful birds and various animals. We saw Rhino, buck, zebras and other small creatures. For a photographer, it was a good day's photo shooting. The roads are decent, even the sand roads, the habitat is quite flat in most parts so easy to see. At the coffee shop/picnic spot, lovely under the trees. The service was not great, nor the toasted sandwiches that arrived with chips instead of salad, but the trip was very worthwhile and the rangers are knowledgeable and very happy to chat. We saw a rhino on the road that looked half dead and we asked about it and he told us about old Oortjies who lies in that spot all the time sleeping, but then does roam around and to our relief we saw him roaming around later! Very caring staff. The Rhinos are de-horned there, due to a poaching incident where 3 were killed. A bit weird to photograph without horns, but, if it saves lives ..! Well worth the trip for a lovely day visit into Nature. Only R20 pp for pensioners. The game drive into the lion enclosure is R55 for pensioners and R80 for others. Did not do it, but, the ranger was very eager to tell us about it and next time will do it. The lions there are all rescue lions which is brilliant.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Janine G
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice reservation, there was a lot to see. The zebras came right up to the car but didn't bother us in the vehicle. A fair amount of animals eating and looking at the humans in vehicles

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This really is a nice day retreat for family to view game and see wildlife without having to drive to Kruger or Pilansberg. Close to Johannesburg and really simple to find in the heart of the cradle of human kind. Lots of nice restaurants all around too.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Max M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The park is in top condition. We saw mostly rhino, zebra and buck. The lion tour is different from the regular so make sure to book. The resturant had a very oily but we had a beautiful view of the buffalo's while we ate. Overall great experience and the tour guide was very knowledge and friendly.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Roxanne S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for a peaceful Sunday picnic, is was super peaceful and the picnic spots are very clean and tidy as well as the bathroom, there are alot of animals roaming around so plenty to see, wil definitely be going there again

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 138sharonj
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