Profile: Rietfontein Nature Reserve

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rietfontein-nature-reserveThe 24 hectare bushveld nature reserve stretches over a rocky ridge and forms part of the green belt that runs all the way to Kyalami in the north.

The reserve is home to FreeMe. No dogs are allowed on the reserve. There is a short, and relatively easy walking trail in the reserve, serving as a view of Sandton.

Animals that can be found are the blesbok, duiker, hedgehog, klipspringer, mongoose and spotted genet. Birds available for viewing are the bulbul, collared barbet, glossy starling, grey go-away-bird (grey lourie), guineafowl, hadeda, olive thrush, sacred ibis, sparrow, speckled pigeon (rock pigeon) and the spotted eagle owl.

There is also an educational centre and an outdoor classroom to learn more about the reserve. For those who want to see more, a guided tour can be booked.

Venue: Rietfontein Nature Reserve, 138 Holkam St, Rietfontein
Time: 6am to 6pm
Cost: Free

Tel: 011 943 3578 | 011 712 6600
Email: mmasike@jhbcityparks.com | smagolo@jhbcityparks.com
Website: www.friendsofrietfontein.org
Facebook: Friends of Rietfontein
Twitter: @RietfonteinNR

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