Dinokeng Game Reserve

Dinokeng Game Reserve is a major attraction because it provides Big 5 game viewing really close to Pretoria

Gauteng Game and Nature ReservesThe Dinokeng Game Reserve

Why Dinokeng Game Reserve is such an attraction is because it provides Big 5 game viewing really close to Pretoria - half an hour, or an hour from OR Tambo International Airport. Which means you can simply fall out of the plane and be in the 'bush' pronto.

Dinokeng translates into 'place of two rivers' - in this case the Elands and Pienaars - an area close to the town of Cullinan established as a tourist destination and part of a government initiative.

Free roaming lion and elephant, the first in over a hundred years in the Tshwane Metro, is an impressive draw card, as are white rhino, hyena, giraffe, leopard and buffalo.

The relatively young Dinokeng reserve, opened only in late 2011, is 18 500 hectares of former farming land restored for use as it originally must have been as home to wild animals. The reserve has a number of accommodation options in separate game lodges, farm stays, bush camps and chalets.

Activities include day and night game drives, sunset boat cruises, guided bush walks, bush lunch picnics, bass fishing and game viewing.

Those who have visited the Dinokeng reserve rave about the experience, which is possibly why you should book a game drive ahead of arrival, as they fill up quickly and no self driving is permissible in the reserve.

The Dinokeng Game reserve is unique in the sense that it involves private landowners who have agreed to incorporate their land into the game reserve, supported by the government who has funded any infrastructure necessary in its creation. The former farmers benefit by developing tourism facilities on their respective holdings, which is why you can stay at anything from a farmstay to a lodge.

Conservation fees are applicable.

Although you can visit the reserve as a day visitor, to fully appreciate the Dinokeng Game Reserve we recommend an overnight stay. SA-Venues.com features a range of accommodation options within the reserve to suit all travel needs and budgets. Our Dinokeng Accommodation search facility is easy to use. Lodges within the reserve include self-catering, B&B style and fully catered game lodges. Special offers are highlighted, and reviews will help you make informed choices.

Accommodation IN the Dinokeng Game Reserve

Rra Ditau Bush Camp

Where? De Wagensdrift
Rra Ditau Bush Camp offers five luxury tents on a full board basis. Each tent sleeps two guests in a double bed or two single beds. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower only in each tent. There is a restaurant where you can...

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iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge

Where? Hammanskraal
Situated within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Thekwane Lodge offers both bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation options. The lodge overlooks a waterhole where game can easily be spotted. Game drives are available for up close viewing...

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Thekwane Lodge

Where? De Wagensdrift
Situated within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Thekwane Lodge offers both bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation options. The lodge overlooks a waterhole where game can easily be spotted. Game drives are available for up close viewing...

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Tshikwalo Game Lodge

Where? Dinokeng
Tshikwalo is only 30 minutes drive away from Pretoria and 60 minutes from Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport. This is the ideal place for international and local travellers to come for an exciting bush getaway. The lodge has clean and...

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Foreva Wild

Where? De Wagensdrift
Foreva Wild is situated 30 minutes or roughly 50kms north of Pretoria (Gauteng) in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. Here you are guaranteed the ultimate bushveld experience, whether you are here for only a day or two or even a longer stay on...

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Thorn Tree Bush Camp

Where? De Wagensdrift
During your stay you can immerse yourself in the wilderness around you and enjoy the bright stars, the sounds of the animals and the stunning sunsets and sunrises. Our watering holes lure many animals into the camp for a drink and here you will...

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Popular Activities in or near Dinokeng Game Reserve

Hot Air Balloon over Dinokeng


Big Sky Balloons offer you the opportunity to take a hot air balloon safari over the Dinokeng Game Reserve 40 km north of Pretoria. Experience the excitement and wonder of the bushveld while viewing game from the incredible vantage point up...

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