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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve

Rietvlei is a large, freshwater lake and wetland in Milnerton, which is home to an abundance of birdlife. A bird census found that there are 102 different species found at Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, and of these, 70 are regulars year round, making it a prime spot for bird watching.

It’s also a hotspot for a number of watersports and boasts a beautiful bloom of flowers during the spring.

The vlei welcomes windsurfers and sailors while the surrounding area holds a network of beautiful walking trails. There is also a bird hide, which comfortably seats 20 people, and overlooks the wading birds and those fluttering in the reeds.


  • Freshwater lake and wetland in Milnerton
  • Over 100 species of birds have been sited here
  • Popular for bird watching, windsurfing, sailing and walking trails

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