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Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Rietvlei Nature Reserve Coordinates 'S25 52 973 E028 15 789


Located on the outskirts of Pretoria, Rietvlei Nature Reserve is one of the nature reserves owned by the City of Tshwane. It is rich in biodiversity and four of the big five animals can be found there. Fifteen percent of Tshwane's water is supplied from the Rietvlei Dam.

The reserve offers a host of activities for visitors, ranging from game-viewing and birdwatching to hiking. The reserve also has picnic sites, ablution facilities, braai areas and a coffee shop.

 The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a must-visit place. It is an awesome nature reserve with a huge beautiful dam – a fantastic place to be with family and friends and to create memories while participating in a variety of activities.

Wildlife: Cheetah, leopard, buffalo and white rhino on guided hiking or horse trails.

Day and weekend trails are available. Discover the secrets of the reserve's natural environment through various educational programmes presented by qualified guides. Booking is essential for all activities that involve guides.


Entrance fees

Adults (18 – 59 years) R59,00
Pensioners (60 years and older with proof thereof) and persons with a disability R32,00
Schoolchildren (7 – 17 years) R32,00
Preschool children (2 – 6 years) R11,00
Infants (0 – 1 years) Free of charge


Bookings and contact numbers

All bookings for activities and venues should be made a minimum of two weeks in advance. There is no need to make a booking or prearrange for normal day visits to the reserve.

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