Dinokeng Game Reserve
Dinokeng Game Reserve
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.0
315 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
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helen g
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
I have been twice to Dinokeng in the last three years, and on both occasions left wondering if this really IS a Big Five reserve. Hours of driving and the only game we saw was warthog, impala, wildebees and zebra. I'd like to know what the game count for the other large animals is. And the map based on numbers remains ridiculously counterintuitive, despite hundreds of complaints by now.
Written 1 November 2023
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JNinSA
91 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I had read many reserved opinions regarding the presence of big 5 animals. To do justice to the park, I can say that we had the closest encounter with an elephant (it passed by the safari bus a couple of cm away). Furthermore we saw lion and buffalos. This was on a game drive of the Mongani lodge.
Written 29 October 2023
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Erik L
Johannesburg, South Africa115 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our discovery of Dinokeng. The park is not too big so we can easily see the diversity of animals and birds.
We appreciated its proximity with major cities.
Written 14 September 2023
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CMobile
Colombo, Sri Lanka70 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Really lovely place to visit for some time in the bush. Many private accommodation options to chose from of also good for a day trip. Easy to get to from Joburg - around an hour’s drive to get to Tau gate. Buy the self drive option and get to explore the roads through the bush and lovely picnic spots (covered, clean toilets and an attendant at each). You may not see masses of animals around each corner but we did see a large herd of giraffe and quite a few other animals. The Big Five are a bit elusive and probably need a game drive (you can book there at various places) to see. Book online before going to avoid waiting times at the gates.
Written 10 September 2023
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Rob R
Rehoboth Beach, DE61 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We took a tour with DRG Adventures, led by Keal, who was so patient, informative and engaging. It was our final safari of our trip, and it was simply outstanding.
Written 31 July 2023
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Saras Moodley
Johannesburg, South Africa124 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Dinokeng is a well maintained and stunning game reserve.
The organisation and ability to see various animals is so pleasing.
It is certainly a great get a away
Written 11 April 2023
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Shaun028
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
It’s advertised as a Big 5 game reserve, however it depends on which side of the reserve you stay. The reserve is divided into north and south. The south side is where you can do self drives and have a number of lodges. These lodges provide game drives but only on the south side as they are not allowed to go to the North where most of the animals are. We were able to see 2 lions and few other species of antelope however we did not see elephant, buffalo, cheetah or leopard. Dinokeng management needs to find a resolution to this to enhance the experience of guests across the park.
Written 19 March 2023
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Stefan M
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful bush experience. Absolut quiteness during day and night. Only the sounds of the bush. Yet its located not too far away from the highway that takes you quickly to J‘burg. The owner runs a small yet efficient eco agricultur. A beautiful small lake 30 meters off the lodge’s terrace draws in the animal for drinking.
Written 19 February 2023
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Cassie
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Entrance fee over priced. Route map and directions are pathetic. Worse game park ever. Facilities dilapidated. What a waste of time!
Written 3 January 2023
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Julyan B
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Geluksfontein Private Game And River Lodge is a privately owned game farm on the foothills of Dinokeng Resort. Our beautiful Game Farm is characterized by dense bush and grass fields with splendid views of surrounding mountains and countryside. Come and experience good South African hospitality with personal attention and care from your hosts, Steven and Sjaniene. We strive to let our guests experience an African stay. We are a farm stay destination where we sell peace and quietness. All our accommodation units are well equipped and are serviced daily. Amenities are provided. Other activities are hiking, game drives, relaxing around the swimming pool, camp fire, star gazing. Come and disconnect from your routine life for a few days to be reconnected again with nature.

Jacaranda Care - Pretoria North Would like to say "Thank you" for accomodating our people on this occasion.
Written 1 October 2022
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