7 Introduction

11 History of Rietvlei Nature Reserve

17 History of the Graves

25 Other historical sites

31 Purpose of Rietvlei Nature Reserve

37 First conservation efforts (1983)

51 Opening the nature reserve for visitors

61 Management of Rietvlei Nature Reserve

73 Rietvlei Water scheme

81 Viking village: The Beserkers

85 Sinkholes

89 Game capturing operations at Rietvlei Nature Reserve

95 Rhinos

103 Horses

111 Hippos

117 Buffalos

123 Cheetahs

131 Lions

137 The Coffee Shop

143 NGO contributions to the Nature Reserve

151 Friends of Rietvlei Nature Reserve

158 Glossary of terms

160 Species lists

186 References

Pages: 188

Format: 165 x 235mm. Portrait

Cover : Soft cover with fold in flap. Full colour

Inside: Black/white

Fully illustrated.

Price: R300.00

ERNST WOHLITZ completed his National Diploma in nature conservation in 1979, and his B.Agric. in 1982. He joined the Pretoria Municipality in 1983 as a nature conservationist in charge of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. After twelve years in the reserve he was tasked to conduct recreation management. He completed middle and senior management courses, after which he was appointed as manager of nature conservation and resorts. Currently he holds the position of Director: Nature Conservation Operations in the Environmental and Agriculture Management Department of the City of Tshwane.He also wrote a book on urban nature conservation (Bring nature back to the city) that was published in 2016 by BRIZA publishers.