The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is situated 18 km from the centre of Pretoria and 38 km from the OR Tambo International Airport. The 3 800 ha of endangered Bankenveld grassland includes open plains and undulating hills. The extensive vlei areas and tributary streams support the scenic splendour of the Rietvlei Dam – built to provide water to Pretoria.
Some 1 600 head of game, including cheetah, rhino, buffalo, blesbuck, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland,Burchell’s zebra, hippo, waterbuck, reedbuck, springbuck, mountain reedbuck, steenbuck, black-backed jackal, and grey duiker can be viewed here.
The Lion Enclosure can be visited on an open-vehicle game drive, departing from the Rietvlei Coffee Shop.