The main activity on Rietvlei Nature Reserve is game viewing. It is the largest peri-urban Game Reserve within City borders with wild animals in the world. Just a few of the animals include: Rhino, Buffalo, Lion (only on booked tours), Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Various antelope such as Eland, Blesbuck, Red hartebeest, Springbuck and Duiker.

Bird watching can be done either from your own vehicle or from various birdhides.
Horse riding: Short rides on Saturdays and Sundays. Longer rides (including overnight) with pre booking
Angling and camping in the Rietvlei dam
Picnics at a fantastic area next to the Marais dam
Lion tours from the Coffee shop
Official booked game drives
Lapa can be booked for company or large functions


Summer: September to March 05:30 – 17:00 (You may remain inside until 19:00 when the gates close).
Winter:   April to August 06:00 – 16:00 (You may remain inside until 18:00 when the gates close).
Access:  From the Olifantsfontein Road (Goedehoop, M57) (DMS 25°52’58.655”S 28°15’47.455”E)


  • Adults
  • School Children 6 to 16 years
  • Pre-School Children, 2 – 5 years
  • Children, 0 – 2 years
  • Persons 60 years and older who can provide proof thereof and disabled persons
  • Season tickets for day visitors, per person valid for 6 months
  • Season tickets for day visitors, per pensioner/disabled person or child valid for 6 months
    Season tickets are not transferable and issued to a specific person.
  • R 60.00
  • R 35.00
  • R 10.00
  • FREE
  • R 35.00
  • R900.00
  • R320.00


Rhinoceros, buffalo, hippopotamus, cheetah, eland, red hartebeest, black wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, blesbuck, springbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, steenbok, duiker, oribi, black-back jackal, brown hyena, etc.


More than 400 species of birds and 530 species of plants have been identified.