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“A gem hidden in the city”

Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Ranked #7 of 129 things to do in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I love this place. A nature reserve with wild animals in the middle of the city.

You can climb in your car and go drive around and feel as if you are on a mini safari! Go in search of the cheetah, buffalo or even a rhino.
Rietvlei never disappoints and the sun rises and sunsets are magical!

Thank sands196
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited Rietvlei on a Sunday afternoon and was surprised y the amount of cars and people around. We saw some rhino, buffalo, black wildebeest, lots of zebra, eland, blesbok, red hartebeest and even an owl! A wide variety of birds are also on offer. The ablutions and other attractions are not well maintained unfortunately.

Thank hendelc
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Had a great couple of experiences viewing animals and Sunday afternoon picnic with family and friends

1  Thank Sebastian G
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We visit Rietvlei about 1 time every month. The last 3 times we where always blessed with amazing sightings etc. With the dames and river's full, there is an abundance of wildlife and bird's. The coffee shop is not great and the toilets appalling.

Thank Christo H
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Love bringing kids here over school holidays
Beautiful place just outside town. There are Beautiful bbq or picnic spots at the dam and coffee shop. Kids love the donkeys at the coffee shop.
Once bought lunch at coffee shop but it was not good.
Only thing that has become an issue for me is people chasing after the cheetahs.

1  Thank beverleym2016
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