Situated 18km from the centre of Tshwane, the 3 800-hectare Rietvlei Nature Reserve surrounds the magnificent Rietvlei Dam which supplies Pretoria with 15% of its water. The reserve has about 60km of well-maintained tar and dirt roads that allow for great game viewing. Look out for cheetah, rhino, leopard, buffalo, blesbok, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, Burchell’s zebra, waterbuck, reedbuck, springbok, mountain reedbuck, steenbok and grey duiker. The Reserve is made up of a number of different habitats which make for some exiting bird watching. Grassland habitats make up the bulk of the habitats. The two dams on the reserve (with bird hides) provide open water and wetland habitats.
You will do a guided game drive through the reserve to view all of these only 40 km from the OR Tambo airport.