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Rietvlei Nature Reserve

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Address: Nelmapious Drive | Centurian, Pretoria, South Africa
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012 358 1810
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I took my mom to Rietvlei Nature Reserve as a treat one Sunday morning, it was amazing and we saw everything we could wish for! At the tea garden the Rhinos was being fed and my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sandra S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mom to Rietvlei Nature Reserve as a treat one Sunday morning, it was amazing and we saw everything we could wish for! At the tea garden the Rhinos was being fed and my mother had the chance to see them close by! I sm talking 4 meters! She loved it, and being 87 it made her day!!!

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Thank Sandra S
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Rietvlei often. I love the place.......but, the management is super bad. There is a picnic spot, fishing spot and coffee shop.

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Thank Ben G
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you feel like just doing a drive with the family and watch some game this is the place to be. Everyone just drives past this Gem but no one takes note of this nature reserve. There is the most amazing picnic spots. Will do it again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been her before and my wife and I decided to take all our adult children and our one grand child on this outing. What a wonderfull and pleasant experience. All facilities were clean and very well maintained. We enjoyed lunch at the restaurant and both the food and service was very good. We took the drive to... More 

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Thank Katelstraat
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reserve is quite large and has a wide variety of animals and birds indigenous to the Highveld. The more common types of game will be seen on any visit, enough to maintain the interest of visitors. Other animals are also seen quite often. The shyer animals are more likely to be seen early in the morning or late in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many times, many visits to the dam, with a couple of boats (decades). ALSO, some game drives through the reserve where we've had incredible experience seeing rhinoceros, waterbuck and other antelope. We had a guided tour, which was very nice. It was a late summer afternoon, for a group from from the Pretoria Sailing Club sailing on Rietvlei dam, after... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous time visiting Rietvlei Nature Reserve on the last day of the year. After the rains everything is green and wild flowers are blooming (the abundant vegetation also makes some wildlife viewing a bit more challenging). While I saw rhinos only in a distance I had the greatest time watching the antics of a zebra foal up close.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite near the city and you can see the animals freely walking in the pastures, or a variety of birds in the lake shore. Driving or on a boat, or as a guest in the chales, it is a nice adventure. We had just a few hours to visit and I wished I could spend more time and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very conveniently situated especially for Pretoria residents. Reserve well maintained and one always sees some of the animals and a variety of birds. Picnic area available with braai facilities. Coffee shop located in historic homestead providing light meals. Definately worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little nature reserve so accessible to the city. Birders catered for with several hides. Animals include cheetah, rhino, buffalo etc. as a frequent visitor to Centurion from Durban I never miss an opportunity to visit with my bino's and bird book.

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