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Dinokeng Game Reserve

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Close to the action

Small reserve that you can cover in two days. However, the nature of the small self drive tracks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
An option close to JNB airport

You don’t get as much variety or action as in Kruger or Chobe (Botswana), but this is a nice option... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexander P
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Hammanskraal 0400, South Africa
+27 12 711 4391
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All reviews self drive game reserve self catering bush lodge big reserve bird life day trip wild animals watering hole kruger park great option two days short drive your doorstep braai area high clearance vehicle hours drive from johannesburg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t praise this game reserve enough. Didn’t see big 5 but saw hippo giraffe and a black rhino. Loved every minute of it and our tracker and driver were first class telling us stories about the animals. William and Matt from Modema Game Lodge

Thank Mokesmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small reserve that you can cover in two days. However, the nature of the small self drive tracks means you can get very close to the wildlife. We saw lions, cheetahs, elephant, rhinos, zebra and giraffe as well as all sorts of antelope.

Thank BlueHeeler777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don’t get as much variety or action as in Kruger or Chobe (Botswana), but this is a nice option around 1h 10 min drive from Johannesburg Airport and while we were there, cheetahs and lions were spotted. Lodges are basic but comfortable and peaceful.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most awesome place. Been going there for the last 5 years and wouldn't drive alal the way to Krugr park with this right here on my doorstep. Lots of Lodges and camping sites really worth going

Thank dinas23
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Just an hour's drive from Pretoria, you cannot go wrong with this exceptional Game Reserve. Boasting the Big Five and plenty more, this is a good alternative if you are unable to access the Kruger. The guides are fantastic and knowledgeable, the lodges are beautiful...More

Thank Happyjohnny
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We spent Saturday night, 6 October, at Chameleon Lodge. Set in beautiful gardens, a few meters from a small watering hole, we were entertained by an abundance of bird life and the resident 'gnu'. The chalet was very clean and modern and has everything you...More

Thank RossellaR518
Reviewed 6 October 2018

My second visit - this time for a couple of nights stay. My first was a day visit. My impression from the first visit remains - very confusing to find your way around this place. The map you are given does not really help. The...More

1  Thank JeremyR2204
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Dinokeng is a lovely day out with many different areas of the reserve to look at. Apparently they have the big five, but we didn't have a lucky day spotting game. We managed to drive through most of the reserve in a small family car,...More

Thank aexsb12
Reviewed 21 September 2018

What a beautifull place to visit. Apparently, the big 5 are there aswell, but we did not get a chance to see them

Thank Bjorn S
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great time camping at Dinokeng. The facilities are very good, with swimming pool and play areas to keep the kids busy. Lots of animals all around you makes you feel like you are deep in the bush. Will definitely return.

Thank AltaB32
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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
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