- Rietfontein Nature Reserve
Rietfontein Nature Reserve is a 25 hectare reserve situated in the midst of suburbia and is home to rock koppies and the following animals:
- Spotted Genet
Rietfontein is also home to a myriad of birds including:
- Collared Barbet
- Glossy Starling
- Grey Go-Away-Bird (Grey Lourie)
- Olive Thrush
- Sacred Ibis
- Speckled Pigeon (Rock Pigeon)
- Spotted Eagle Owl
The Reserve is the perfect place for family hikes and picnics. There is an short and relatively easy walking trail in the reserve - suitable for kids - which takes visitors to the top of the ridge with great views of Sandton. It also has an educational centre and an outdoor classroom.
To learn all there is to know about this untouched hidden gem within our city, be sure to book for a guided tour.
The reserve is open every day from 08h00 - 17h00 and can be accessed via either the main entrance at 138 Holkam Road or via the FreeMe entrance just a little further down the road.
Entrance is free. Please note that no dogs are allowed in the reserve.
138 Holkam Street, Paulshof
Tel: 011 943 3578/ 011 712 6600
Johannesburg City Parks, 011 728 1999 or 011 712 6604
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