Nature Reserve, Pretoria

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    RietVlei Nature Reserve

    by Paulm1987 Written Feb 19, 2014

    Situated south of Pretoria, I felt Rietvlei Nature Reserve had fewer wild animals that you can spot while driving. The good thing about Rietvlei is that most of the roads are tarred, there is Accomodation as well in front of a Dam(RietVlei Dam) and a Couple of Picnic spots.
    People do come here for fishing,boating and Camping... I read about CROCS in the Dam but couldn't spot one.
    It will be worth it to visit but don't expect the wild Big Five.

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    • Birdwatching
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    Rietvlei Nature Reserve: Angling Area

    by PierreZA Updated Oct 14, 2007

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    The Rietvlei angling area is next to the nautre reserve. It has a separate entrance. Besides the angling, there is also a yacht club.
    You can get a permit for overnight camping. There is toilet facilities.
    It is very family friendly, and very popular during weekends.
    All angling equipment can be hired at the area.
    (for directions, see tip on Rietvlei Nature Reserve)

    Rietvlei angling area
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    • Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Rietvlei Nature Reserve

    by PierreZA Updated Oct 14, 2007

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    This reserve is on the southern outskirts of Pretoria, and very to reach. It is a reserve with a surface area of about 38 square kilometres. It is a nature resreve planned around the Rietvlei dam.
    A great variety of game can be found in the reserve eg rhino, buffalo, springbok, waterbuck, ostrich, zebra, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, cheetah etc etc.
    There are also 272 species of birds.
    There are about 40km of road you can travel on to view game, picnic areas and toilet facilities.
    This is a gem of a nature reserve, especially as it is so close to the city (almost part of the city).
    There are also night drives available, which needs to be booked.

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    Rietvlei Nature Reserve

    by Izak Written Feb 25, 2003

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    On the way from Pretoria to JHB International Airport.
    Along the Rietvlei dam a nature reserve with Rhino, buffalo, hiƫna and lots more to see. Good for a day outing to the reserve and have lunch at one of the picnick places with facilities.

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    • Fishing

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