Dinokeng Game Reserve

Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal: Hours, Address, Dinokeng Game Reserve Reviews: 4/5

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.
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fumpo
South Africa60 contributions
We enjoyed a night drive and an early morning Drive both facilitated by Mongena Lodge. Excellent all round
Written 20 January 2022
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Zunaid
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Couples
This was a waste of time and money. What has been advertised is not what you get. It's definitely not worth the drive. I have been to better game reserves around Johannesburg. You rather save the money and do Kruger park where you know it will be worth it. Food was horrible and facilities were bad. Do not buy the Map for R30. Staff that even work there complained how in accurate the routes are. Word of advice... don't waste your time and money.
Written 3 January 2022
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Suresh A
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Family
Very convenient getaway in Gauteng. Lovely game drives in the reserve as well as self drives. A 4x4 is not necessary at all. Perfect weekend getaway for family.
Written 24 December 2021
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Kim000000
Cape Town Central, South Africa50 contributions
We had a fantastic weekend at Dinokeng Game Reserve. We stayed and the Golden Impalas Resort, which was absolutely fabulous. We went on two game drives a day and had the most amazing ranger...he went out of his way for us and was very informative on the many animals that we got to see...this included, lion, cheetah (on both days), hippos, rhino, giraffes (quite alot), tons of warthogs, zebra, jackals, mongoose and so many more. The terrain is beautiful - we really loved the bushveld and were quite sad to have to leave so soon.
Written 31 October 2021
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Christiaan
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Couples
Don't expect to come see the Big 5, as they are not where you expect them to be.
They all across the main road of Boekenhouds kloof, 8000 hectares on the private game reserve area where Mongena Game reserve is situated, and no self-drive vehicles allowed, Dinokeng should be reported for their false advertising, as they fully aware you have 0 chance seeing these animals
Written 25 September 2021
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F S
10 contributions
Couples
First, every one in Dinokeng knows that the Elephants & Buffalo's are on the other side of Dinokeng where there is no roads or access to visitors. This is the case for more than 10 months. Therefore zero percent of viewing any of these animals. The camps, resort & game drives still promote this as Big 5 which is not the case, especially with this steep entry fee... Very sad.
A nice trip if you are interested in Impala & Giraffe...
Written 24 September 2021
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lollyholly374
Johannesburg, South Africa82 contributions
Couples
60 minutes from Jozi brings you to Dinokeng Game Reserve, we stayed at Kyleu Bush Camp which was wonderful! Bring your own tent, they have lovely ablution facilities on each site which caters for about 8 people. You in the big 5 section with no fences so bring plenty firewood for the evenings.

Self drive around the park, there are plenty of roads to take with picnic spots and restaurants to lunch at. Don’t miss Arlington Brewery, great food and craft ne’er too! Quiet, rustic and just so peaceful, we loved it and will definitely be back!
Written 22 May 2021
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Randburg
Randburg, South Africa304 contributions
Family
We spent a nice morning in the reserve. The entrance fee, including an optional map book, was R520 for two adults and two children. This was perhaps a little expensive, but we have not been to Dinokeng before and decided to see whether the fee is worth it.

We found the roads inside the reserve to be accessible for a car with low clearance. However, if you have a car with low clearance stay away from the dirt roads leading into the reserve and rather opt for one of the tarred options like the N1. Roads are well-marked inside the reserve and a map is recommended.

There were a few restaurants and picnic areas which looked nice as well.

The reserve is not the Kruger in terms of number of animals, but well worth a visit if you are already in the area.

Written 5 April 2021
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Jacques B
Pretoria, South Africa119 contributions
I believe the general entrance and "conservation" fees are much too much for the size of the park. It can easily cost up to R500 for a family of three and then you only entered the park without eating somewhere or buying something to drink. Luckily we stayed at one of the lodges for the weekend so we bought a permit from them for much cheaper and was able to stay longer in the park.

With all the rain lately the bushveld is beautiful and lush, but due to this it is difficult to spot all the animals. One side of the road is much more open and we spotted more animals that side so make sure you do the self-drive on both sides of the road. Just remember, you are in the bush looking for animals. They are not going to come to your vehicle when they spot you so if you don't see all the animals you hope for don't blame the reserve.
Written 1 March 2021
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Jonathan
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A very disappointing day. Bad roads. Worse signage. Confusing road layout. Not a Big 5 animal in sight. Very expensive. Misleading marketing on website. Please do not waste your time and rather visit elsewhere.
Written 29 December 2020
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