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.
Abendruhe Lodge
2.5 km

From R1455* 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

De Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge
4.4 km

From R850* 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

Golden Impalas Bush Resort
5.5 km


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From R3250 PPS

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Golden Impalas Bush Resort, THE ONLY 5 STAR GAME RESORT, is located in the heart of Dinokeng Game Reserve [DGR]. The DGR is situated in the north of the malaria-free province of Gauteng, located 90 k... More Info

Mongena Private Game Lodge
5.7 km

From R4000* Unit

The 61-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, 35 km north of Pretoria. It is... More Info

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Rus Tevrede
7.8 km

From R350 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 20 (3 bedrooms ... More Info

Adama Artistic Chalets & Teepees
8.2 km

From R450 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

Foreva Wild
8.6 km

From R890 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

Thekwane lodge
9 km

From R900* Unit

Thekwane Lodge is situated within the Dinokeng Big5 Game Reserve, about 60Km north of Pretoria. The lodge has two complete family suite for catered and semi self-catering accommodation sleeping up to ... More Info

Thorn Tree Bush Camp
9.4 km

From R205 PPS

Thorn Tree Bush Camp is located inside the borders of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve in Gauteng, South Africa. It is the first of free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve in Gauteng. There is something for ... More Info

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Isilwane Bush Camp
9.7 km

From R7000* 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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Dinokeng North Reviews

Dinokeng North
Peaceful surrounding with a decent amount of game. Not exactly Kruger but for a quick weekend trip it's great
- Suhail Mohamed

Dinokeng North
A surprisingly relaxing experience. Definitely will visit again. Soon!!
- K Naude

Dinokeng North
Never even knew of Dinokeng and must say I'm impressed.
- Edward Whitehead

Dinokeng North
Great site packed with some exciting game activities
- Munetsi Chiunda

Dinokeng North
It is a very nice place to visit except for the road condition.
- Beauty Lekgau

Dinokeng North
An amazing and good resting/holiday area.
- Lucy Shika

Dinokeng North
Quiet and peaceful area with multiple 'things to do'
- Nadia Mouton

Dinokeng North
- Jaco Wilson

Dinokeng North
Beautiful place in the bush surrounded by wild game, birds and different bush trees.
- Jeanette Alberts

Dinokeng North
- Debbie Schultz