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

Abendruhe Lodge
2.5 km

From R1000* unit

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Abendruhe Lodge is situated in the Dinokeng Game Reserve and offers comfortable self-catering accommodation. The perfect tranquil getaway with loved ones. The elegantly decorated, air-conditioned c... More Info

Tamboti Bush Lodge
3.6 km

From R650 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

Tshikwalo Lodge
3.7 km

From R190 pps

Tshikwalo, offering self-catering accommodation and a function venue, has an experienced and capable team, to ensure that you have a memorable visit, returning again and again to enjoy the pleasant a... More Info

De Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge
4.4 km

From R750* 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

Mongena Game Lodge
5.7 km

From R3510 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

Horizon Tented Camp
6.3 km

From R500* unit

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Welcome to paradise. Our tented bushcamp lies in the heart of a 3500ha private concession in the most game rich part of the Dinokeng Big 5 game reserve. It comprises of 3 Safari tents that sle... More Info

Adama Artistic Chalets & Teepees
8.2 km

From R400 pps

Adama Artistic Chalets and Teepees offers comfortable, private and fully equipped individual self-catering chalets and teepee accommodation for couples, families and small groups of friends. Set in th... 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

Foreva Wild
8.6 km

From R850 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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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