Rietvlei Zoo Farm picnic areas are set in the most tranquil area of the farm surrounding our natural wetlands, where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Bring your picnic basket, chairs, tables, umbrellas, picnic blankets and enjoy a day of fun in the outdoors! Watch the ducks waddle their way around or bring a soccer ball, set up a volley ball net or a cricket pitch and challenge your family to a game. You are welcome to bring your bicycles and explore our farm. Ride our fun mountain bike routes on the farm or just put on your walking shoes and join our fun walking trails. Detailed map is available from The Cycle Hub. Other activities include: 9-hole putt-putt course or Zak Tractor Cart Rides. For those that don’t want to pack a picnic basket, you can have light meals at our tea garden or purchase takeaways from our tuck shop. Sit or picnic under the trees while you enjoy your meal. You can picnic or bring your own braai or hire from our farm office. Children can feed our farmyard animals by purchasing veggie packs, or visit our bird aviary and enjoy pony rides. You can have your Childrens Birthday Party, Corporate or Social Functions at Rietvlei Farm. We have various options to choose from: Camp Candy Kiddies party venue or the Butterfly or Bumble Bee Conference Hall or Hire one of TWELVE Party Lapas in the picnic area. Enquire at our farm office. If you love gardening, you will enjoy our Nursery that is filled with various plants, trees, flowers and garden utensils and accessories.
LAPA & VENUE HIRE
For your party or event, you can book and hire a venue from a choice of various size Lapas and Terraces in the picnic area or Halls at the entrance. All our 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.
VENUE HIRE – RULES OF LAPAS & TERRACES AND HALLS:
FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED ON BOOKING OF VENUES For Lapa and Terrace bookings, you pay the Venue Hire Fee PLUS the Day Visitor entrance fee per person. There are NO refunds on Venue Hire due to bad weather. PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO REFUNDS for guests that do not arrive. There is NO MUSIC ALLOWED in the Picnic Area from January to September. MUSIC is allowed in October, November and December. Venue Hire Bookings must be made with the FARM OFFICE. Please complete a Booking Form when making your payment and supply the Farm office with your Guest List for your pre-paid Visitors for your Lapa booked, so that your Visitors are not charged at the Entrance when they arrive. All the Lapas, Terraces and Halls are self-catering. You are welcome to bring your own caterers and décor, extra gazebos, marquees, chairs and tables, jumping castles and entertainment activities. Please notify your guests to leave the premises in a clean and orderly manner – use the bins provided.
PICNIC PARK DAY VISITORS:
Parking is available at Farm Main Entrance Area OR you can park in the Picnic Area at an extra fee per vehicle. No buses or taxis allowed in the Picnic Area. Visitors are welcome to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, tables and gazebos, as wooden benches are limited on a first-come-first-serve basis. Day Visitors can Picnic/Braai in the Picnic Park area under the trees and on the lawn. Kids can feed the farmyard animals, view the birds in the bird aviary, play on the jungle gyms or go on our fun pony, tractor or train rides. Please note that rides are only available on weekends/public holidays. Pre-arranged ride tickets are available for group bookings only during the week via the farm office. Purchase tickets from the Farm Office or Zak’s Hut for Tractor Cart Rides, Pony Rides, Steam Train Rides, Mini Zipline, Veggie Packs, Bee Edu-talk. Drum braai hire available.
We request schools/large groups to pre-book and arrange veggie packs, tractor rides, pony rides, steam train rides or mini zipline with the office before arrival – to avoid disappointment.