Accommodation near Dinokeng Game Reserve

The Dinokeng Game Reserve is a surprising addition to South Africa's game reserve scene. Situated in the north of Gauteng, a 30 minute drive up the N1 from Pretoria, and only slightly further from Johannesburg, this reserve is unique for being a free-roaming wildlife reserve so close to a residential area.

Dinokeng, which means 'Place of Rivers', gets its name from its location at the confluence of the Olifants and Limpopo Rivers. It lies within a culturally rich area of 200 000 hectares which has over 200 tourist attractions. The reserve was strategically established by the Gauteng Provincial Government as part of its tourism agenda.

Dinokeng Game Reserve was officially established in September 2011. Starting with an accoutrement of buck and other animals, it has increased its wildlife offering, and in 2012, with the arrival of buffalo, the reserve's Big 5 complement was made complete.

This means that in addition to a wealth of birdlife, you can also stand a chance of spotting leopards, lions, giraffe, elephants, kudu, impala and other animals when you visit the Dinokeng Game Reserve.

For a quick and convenient city escape, Dinokeng makes an ideal destination, with a number of lodges within the reserve offering self-catering, catered and camping accommodation. There are also conference facilities there.

The types of activities offered in the reserve depend on the respective game lodges, although guided game drives are standard. Depending on the lodge you can also go on a boat cruise on one of the dams, take a guided walking safari or go bass fishing.

In short this is a great if unexpected wildlife destination a stone's throw from Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Rus Tevrede
0 km

From R300 pps


Rus Tevrede private Game Lodge is safely situated within Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. Just 65 Km from Pretoria towards Polokwane (45 min. drive) Game drives available. Sleeps 14 (3 bedrooms ... More Info

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Tamboti Bush Lodge
3.6 km

From R550 pps


Tamboti Bush Lodge is slap bang in the middle of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve A warm welcome from the hosts Derrick and Pixie Cochran, fabulous bushveld cuisine and lots of wonderful activities aw... More Info

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De Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge
4.4 km

From R1000* unit

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Situated on prime land in the Dinokeng free roaming big 5 game reserve, de Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge borders the Pienaars River on the one side and the tar road to Rust de Winter dam on the other. ... More Info

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Mongena Game Lodge
5.7 km

From R1080 pps


The 63-bed four star rated Mongena Game Lodge is situated in the malaria-free north-western section of the Big 5 Dinokeng Game Reserve - a convenient 40 minutes' drive, 50 km north of Pretoria. It is... More Info

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Dinokeng Hunters Pride Wildlife Estate
8.3 km

From R850 pps


Luxury four bedroom self catering fully air conditioned holiday home in a private estate in Dinokeng Game Reserve, just over 45 minutes north of Pretoria on the N1 Highway. The house has a covered pa... More Info

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Foreva Wild
8.6 km

From R800 pps


Foreva Wild is situated 30 minutes or roughly 50kms, north of Pretoria (Gauteng) or 75 minutes from OR Tambo International airport in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. From watching the sun rise, w... More Info

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Dzata Private Game Lodge
8.6 km

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Hidden in the splendour of the bush, the Dzata Private Game Lodge contributes to the majestic wilderness with six exquisitely decorated rondavals and a variety of facilities Offering game drives t... More Info

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Isilwane Bush Camp
9.7 km

From R6000* unit


Gauteng - Dinokeng Big 5 - Isilwane Bush Camp and Lodge Isilwane Bush Camp, in the Northern corner of Gauteng, is situated in Pride of Africa, which is part of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve.The D... More Info

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Mooiplasie Bush Camp/Lodge
11 km

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Mooiplasie Bushcamp, the ideal get away close to Pretoria. (65km) Ideal for family or couple getaways. We are a self catering establishment, fully equipped. ( bring only food and drinks).....We a... More Info

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Bundhu-Rus Guest Farm
15.6 km

From R250* unit


Full Day Spa Pampering Treatments, Wedding & Function Venue Situated 50 kms north from Pretoria and only an hour and a half from Johannesburg, this is the perfect place to experience the African Bushv... More Info

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Dinokeng South Reviews

Dinokeng South
We enjoyed the private game drives.
- Franz Nyikos

Dinokeng South
What a lovely game reserve. There is lots of wildlife walking around, not bothered by the cars. The variety of lodges that you can choose from makes this an exceptional place.
- Natali Joubert

Dinokeng South
A beautiful tranquil environment. Did not get to see much wildlife though but that's my own fault for not planning better, would like to return and experience it in its true form.
- Kanitha Marshman