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Dinokeng Game Reserve

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Hammanskraal 0400, South Africa
+27 12 711 4391
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Weekend or day visit - 100% bush experience

If you want to stay for a day or two or just go for a day visit to get away from the city hassle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Quinton B
Very well looked after Game Reserve close to JHB

Dinokeng is a very well managed game reserve. The picnic sites are absolutely amazing with washing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Caroline B
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Dinokeng Game Reserve is a big 5 game reserve 50km north of Pretoria (30 min drive). The reserve has a variety of accommodation, restaurants and activities to choose from.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“self drive” (41 reviews)
“game reserve” (40 reviews)
“self catering” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hammanskraal 0400, South Africa
+27 12 711 4391
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to stay for a day or two or just go for a day visit to get away from the city hassle and bustle, as we did on 12 November 2017, you will not be disappointed. Only 45 minutes from Pretoria, you will...More

Thank Quinton B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dinokeng is a very well managed game reserve. The picnic sites are absolutely amazing with washing up areas, ablutions with hot water, plenty toilet paper and hand towels and one has a jungle gym area for the kids, they also have braai areas and good...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in one of the chalets at Chameleon Bush Lodge in late November '17 over her birthday weekend. The unit was small (there are larger units but these were booked for a wedding reception) but of a really high standard. We...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days at a lodge in Dinokeng and being only an hours drive from Johannesburg makes this a great option to the Kruger Park. With the opportunity to see the big 5. Well worth a visit, even for a day out.

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to highlight from the start to the end there is always something to see for nature lovers. We stayed at the Dinokeng resort and it was totally mind blowing. Some of the best features( in my opinion), the garden, heated pools(2), the...More

2  Thank nathan102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want the big five on the cheap go no further. Fly to Joburg hire a high clearance SUV/ 4X4 and drive 50 mins to this place. Its cheap/ friendly and full of game. I reckon you could do the Big 5 in a...More

1  Thank buxton-blade
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It is perfect for day trip to see the real bush. Navigating inside the reserve can be a bit challenging, since not all beacons have numbers and there is at least one duplication (488). The roads are mostly good and we saw lots of buck,...More

1  Thank hanns b
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Just up north of Pretoria (off ramp hammanskraal) and 1h away from JHB. Beautiful situated Big5 game reserve, where you can both book a safari or do a self-drive. 4x4 routes available...lodges and restaurants...gas station, butchery and supermarket (perfect for self-catering) and finally (what a...More

1  Thank miracolimuc
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Accommodation 5 star self catering ...a real gem. Needs on site Manager. Loungers and umbrellas around pool. Staff need more supervision

2  Thank fieldpaddy
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Dinokeng is a new Game Preserve about half an hour north of Pretoria on the N 1. I have been there several times since my daughter served in an orphanage located inside the Game Preserve. What a treat to sit outside for coffee in the...More

2  Thank John V
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Thabo M
13 June 2017|
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Response from dgr_4391 | Property representative |
Good day, kindly contact our information office and we will gladly assist you with a quotation
saul l
24 May 2017|
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Response from dgr_4391 | Property representative |
Good day, it will depend on the lodge you visit. There are 50 lodges here
George B
7 April 2017|
Response from dgr_4391 | Property representative |
Good day, yes your vehicle will be sufficient, just stay on the sedan routes. Please take into consideration that all tracks are gravel road and more like bush tracks. Single Day Permits: R250 per vehicle (with up to ten... More