Accommodation near Rietvlei Nature Reserve

The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is located in Pretoria, 18 kilometres from the city centre and 38 kilometres (30 minutes) from OR Tambo International Airport.

It was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1948 and is home to the Rietvlei Dam, which provides Pretoria with 15 percent of its water supply. The dam offers a number of recreational activity options like boating, which is a popular activity. There is a yacht club housed on the north western shore of the dam. Fishing at the dam is also allowed.

This 3 800 hectare reserve has the capacity to support just over 2 000 heads of game and currently supports approximately 1 600 animals. Among the inhabitants of the nature reserve are blesbok, black wildebeest, Burchell's zebras, eland, grey duiker, mountain reedbuck, reedbuck, springbok, and steenbok.

The reserve has 60 kilometres of tarred road that lead one on a 'close-up' tour, which grants you closer sightings of the animals seen on the open plains. There is also an opportunity to see elusive nocturnal species on a guided night tour where aardwolf, black-backed jackal, bush pig, brown hyena, porcupine and spring hare species can be spotted. The tour ends at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve lapa where you can have a memorable braai.

Additionally, there are guided hiking and horse tours where one can spot animals like the cheetah, buffalo, leopard and white rhinoceros too.

The Marais Dam picnic area is a great place to sit and relax on the reserve. Here one will find braai facilities with big shady spots to sit, as well a bird hide that will make your picnic all the more interesting with viewings of hippopotamus and water fowl.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Pheasant Hill B&B
3.9 km

From R550 pps

Welcome to Pheasant Hill Guest House, situated just outside Centurion and near Rietvlei Dam. We are trying to create a sanctuary where guests can escape their normal lives and relax in this complete... More Info

5.9 km

From R495 pps

Andantelodge offers a tranquility setting within the city. Set on a large property surrounded by lush gardens, this is the place to rest in Pretoria. Andantelodge is conveniently located only 2 km fro... More Info

The Cherry Place
6.5 km


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Spacious Studio Apartment very close to R21 and N1 highway, Waterkloof high school and various well known hospitals in Pretoria East. The studio offers a safe private unit in a quiet residential area.... More Info

Twin Rivers Bed and Breakfast
6.6 km

From R800 pps

Twin Rivers Bed and Breakfast is situated in the quiet and beautiful Twin Rivers Country Security Estate, Irene, Centurion where we still have vegetable patches and a view of the veld. We offer st... More Info

Pretoria Executive Cottages
7 km

From R500 pps

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Our complex of 9 self catering cottages in a security complex is situated in Moreletapark, in the tranquillity and scenic beauty of the eastern suburbs. The cottages are ideal for long term and overni... More Info

A Venue
7 km


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From R250 pps

Our complex of 11 cottages are situated in Moreleta Park, in the tranquility and scenic beauty of the eastern suburbs. Situated close to all major highways, we are 20 minutes away from town, Midrand a... More Info

Swallows Rest  Furnished Apartment
7.2 km

From R350 pps

Fully furnished apartment for 1 or 2 people sharing including DSTV and serviced weekly. Close to the Elardus Park and Cornwall View shops and main routes. Provides all necessities for the young profes... More Info

Swallows Rest Bed and Breakfast Suite
7.2 km

From R320 pps

Private B&B suite for 2 people sharing including DSTV and Wi-Fi. Close to the Elardus Park and Cornwall View shops and main routes. Double bedroom with en suite shower, basin and toilet with it's own ... More Info

Swallows Rest Self Catering Cottage
7.2 km

From R350 pps

Self catering Cottage for 4 people sharing including DSTV, Wi-Fi, Alarm and serviced weekly. Close to the Elardus Park and Cornwall View shops and main routes. Provides all necessities for short or l... More Info

River Meadow Manor
7.2 km


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Allow yourself to be pampered. At River Meadow Manor, one can enjoy a style and opulence rarely encountered in this age of fast living. Luxurious rooms and exemplary cuisine surrounded by a ser... More Info

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