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Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Alberton, Johannesburg South

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, AlbertonThe Rietvlei Zoo Farm, on the doorstep of Alberton, is one of those little-known gems near Johannesburg, where the whole family can enjoy a day out on a beautiful large, tranquil farm with plenty to keep the children happy, and enough space for those who want to have a quiet break in nature.

The Picnic Park lapas/braai areas and Rietvlei Trails are set in the most tranquil settings on the farm, surrounded by natural wetlands, large willow and oak trees and beautiful gardens and lawns, where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine and outdoors.  Park is the perfect place to have a family, group or school for a picnic or braai, kids birthday party, school outing, social, team-building or company functions!

There is an entrance fee payable to enter the Picnic Park as a day visitor. Activities include farmyard, bird aviary, pony rides, tractor rides, steam train rides, mini zipline, jungle gyms and edu-talks. Bring your picnic baskets, camping chairs, tables, umbrella/gazebo and picnic blanket and come enjoy a day of fun and relaxation! Benches are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For your party or event, you can book and hire a venue from a choice of twenty-one Lapas and four Terraces in the picnic area or two Halls (venue hire). All the venues are self-catering and you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks, décor and extra entertainment or team building activities. You can picnic or bring your own braai or hire a drum braai from the farm office.

Rietvlei Zoo Farm has many outdoor sports, fitness and recreation activities on the farm including cycling, walking, running, hiking and cross-country trails.

Rietvlei sports also offers soccer, parkrun, obstacle course training, women’s boot camp, fitness gym, hip-hop dancing, drama classes, kickboxing, golf driving range, yoga, horse outrides, 560m zipline and fishing.

Other operators/activities on the farm include: nursery, cycle shop, driving school, carwash, thatching, horse product store, barber shop, and a choice of seven restaurants/coffee shop/take-away venues.

Rietvlei Zoo Farm is home to Grace Trinity School for Girls and St. Declans School for Boys.

Rietvlei Zoo Farm has a Bush Camp that offers back-to-basics affordable accommodation suitable for schools and churches.

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Alberton Activities

Contact the Farm Office to book/enquiries. Main Office: 011 024 1512 or 079 041 1488. Open every day from 08:00 to 17:00.

Address: 101 Swartkoppies Rd, Mulbarton, Jhb South – R554.

Directions:

From the N12 – Comaro Off Ramp

Take Comaro Off Ramp

Turn left into Comaro Road. 4th Robot turn left into Michelle Avenue.

Turn right at first robot (Hennie Alberts Str)

Drive until you reach Swartkoppies Road Robot

Turn right into Swartkoppies Road and travel approx 1.5km until you reach Rietvlei Farm entrance on the right. Follow the signs in the farm

From West N12 – Klipriver

Take Klipriver Off Ramp

2nd Robot, turn right into Klipriver Road

7th Robot, turn left into Swartkoppies Rd

Travel Approx 1.4km, turn left into Rietvlei Farm

GPS: 2631’20.92″S 2807’99.25″E

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