Dinokeng North Accommodation

The region of Dinokeng is located in the north eastern part of Gauteng and is one of the province's most attractive tourist areas. Gauteng is generally known as a hotspot for business deals, being South Africa's main commercial hub, but gets much less attention from leisure travellers. Tourists in South Africa prefer to visit the game reserves of neighbouring Limpopo and Mpumalanga or the beaches of KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape. Dinokeng is an initiative by the Gauteng provincial government to increase tourism in the area and promote economic development as a result.

Dinokeng can be roughly divided in two, Dinokeng North and Dinokeng South. Dinokeng North is characterised by sandy bushveld and arguably one of the best climates in the world. Summer days (December to March) are warm and sunny with the occasional quick afternoon down pour, while winters are sunny, cool and dry.

The northern part of Dinokeng is home to two major attractions, namely the Rust de Winter Nature Reserve and the Dinokeng Game Reserve. The game reserve is roughly 80 kilometres from Pretoria and 130 kilometres from Johannesburg. It is a Gauteng's only big 5 reserve and animals roam freely in their natural habitat, much the same as they did years ago.

The Rust de Winter Nature Reserve is a 1650 hectare reserve which is renowned for bass fishing. The variety of woodland habitat and marshlands also mean that birding in the reserve is exceptional. Another thing to do in Dinokeng North is take a bicycle township tour of Mandela Village in Hammanskraal near Rust de Winter.

Dinokeng North is dotted with accommodation options to suit everyone, from lodges within the Dinokeng reserve to bed and breakfasts near the Rust de Winter dam. Perhaps the best part is that all this and more is right on Johannesburg and Pretoria's doorsteps!

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Mooiplasie Bush Camp/Lodge
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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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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

From R450 pps


Nestled in Welgedacht, adjoining the Dinokeng Big 5 conservancy in Dinokeng, Mahala View Lion game lodge is all about lions. Meet Leon van Biljon, The Lion Man, a man with a passion for these creature... More Info

From R4000* 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

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

From R875 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

From R350 pps


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

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Thorn Tree Bush Camp
1.3 km

From R450 pps

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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

Dinokeng Hunters Pride Wildlife Estate
5.2 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

De Kleine Serengeti Game Lodge
5.7 km

From R900* 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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Dinokeng North Reviews

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