Rietvlei Nature Reserve


Rietvlei offers lots to interest bird lovers. South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane, is seen here from time to time, the Secretary Bird is a regular visitor and Rietvlei is home to a breeding pair of Fish Eagles. In addition many other species of birds can be seen including the Orange-throated Longclaw, the Little Egret, the Darter, the Reed Cormorant, the White-breasted Cormorant, the Goliath Heron, the African Finfoot and the Green-backed Heron.

Animals found in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve include the world's largest antelope - the Eland, Burchell's Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Springbok, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Ostrich, Bushpig, two of Africa's "big five" - Buffalo and White Rhino, as well as a number of Black-backed Jackal.

In recent years a family group of five hippos as well as cheetah were introduced to Rietvlei.

  • Half-day tour from R1350 pp. Enjoy a 3-hour game drive with Joy plus a one-hour game drive in an open game drive vehicle with a birding expert (excluding Monday).
All prices quoted are on a per person basis with a minimum of 2 persons; single supplement on request.


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