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.
Tours To Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Rietvlei Nature Reserve Reviews
This place should be a monthly visit on your calendar. Its 20 minutes from Pretoria but feels hours away. We saw some decent game including two rhino and the kids loved it as well. We can't wait to... more »
We visit about once a year and each time we see something special and different. This time it was a male ostrich guarding a brood of around six chicks, each about 1 m tall. The young ones were... more »
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.
Places to stay near Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Plan your trip to Pretoria
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
Side trips from Pretoria
Hidden gems in Pretoria
Shopping in Pretoria
Parks in Pretoria
Nearby attractions in Pretoria
Plans to Rietvlei Nature Reserve by other users
12 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Paris & Johannesburg BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Pretoria BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Pretoria BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, teens, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Pretoria BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium