Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria

4.3
#1 of 89 in Parks in Gauteng
Examine all sorts of exotic animal species at Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Established during the great economic turmoil of the 1930s and sitting at an average elevation of 1,525 m (5,000 ft), the reserve preserves indigenous trees, birds, and mammals. Take a guided tour on the well-maintained roads through the bush landscape to observe different species of hippos, leopards, and zebras. Arrange your visit to Rietvlei Nature Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pretoria using our Pretoria attractions planner.
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  • We firstly went for breakfast at the little coffee shop. The service was amazing, the food was wonderful and really worth every cent. The little coffee shop in itself was wonderful to just walk around...  more »
  • Rietvlei Nature Reserve is very pleasant reserve to visit on a weekend. There is ample picnic areas to have a braai with some friends and family and on top of that you can enjoy the bird life as well ...  more »
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  • A beautiful park in the heart of Gauteng! It’s wonderful to see how well maintained these rare areas of African wilderness are being maintained. The park is impressively WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY and even their bird hides are geared out to support the disabled. It was lovely to visit here! Would definitely recommend it!
  • A nature reserve on your doorstep. Take your family and enjoy what this nature reserve has to offer. Just don't get out your car except in demarcated areas as their are cheetahs and they hunt for themselves. So don't become cheetah bait 😉. This is a photographers paradise so don't forget to take your cameras along. There is a shop on site where you can have a meal or just buy a cool drink.
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