Welcome to DinokengPlace of rivers

Meaning "a place of rivers", Dinokeng is a region in northern Gauteng rich in natural, cultural and historical heritage sites. 

Dinokeng's three major tourist hubs are the historic town of Cullinan, where the world’s largest rough gem-quality diamond was discovered in 1905; the Roodeplaat Dam, a birders paradise; and the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng's only free-roaming Big Five reserve.

Travellers are invited to come stay and play in Dinokeng, which offers an experience of rolling African bushveld, adventure activities to get your pulse racing, fine dining to satisfy the most particular palate, and a rich and diverse history.

What can undoubtedly be included in Dinokeng's list of “best things” are the many passionate people and enterprising entrepreneurs who live here. Come meet Dinokeng, or host an event here, and experience the region while contributing to the development of the people who live and work here. 

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Dinokeng Game Reserve

The only Big Five game reserve in Gauteng, the Dinokeng Game Reserve is an amazing eco-destination located in the north-east of the province that offers visitors a veritable safari experience.

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MooiPlaasie Bush Camp

Mooi Plaasie Bush Camp is self-catering camp nestled in the heart of the Dinokeng Game Reserve just north of the city Pretoria. Dinokeng is home to the famous ‘Big 5’ as well as many different kinds of buck, birds and other wildlife.

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A spacious rural area divided into farms, smallholdings, guest lodges and conference centres, Roodeplaat lies north-east of Pretoria and is home to a popular tourist attraction – the Roodeplaat Dam and Nature Reserve.

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Genius Locci Game Ranch

Genius Locci Game Ranch is located on the unspoilt plains of Dinokeng on the banks of the Elands River. It is 80 km from Pretoria and 100km from Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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De Rust View Guesthouse

De Rust is spacious, well-shaded caravan park located just 35km from Pretoria on the banks of the Pienaarsriver within the BIG 5 Reserve. It is ideal for those wanting a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The resort aims to offer visitors total tranquillity and as such does not permit children, caravan rallies, parties or loud noise.

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Do thingsin Dinokeng

Isiphiwo Boutique Hotel & Spa

This 4-star, luxury hotel is located 15 minutes from Pretoria and an hour from Johannesburg. Isiphiwo is a privately owned, boutique establishment that offers home-away-from-home accommodation with more than a dash of luxury.

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Archery Advancer works out of Pretoria at the L&M shooting range at the Atterbury Value Mart. They present short courses as well as on-going tuition in the sport of archery, working with absolute beginners as well as advanced shooters looking to perfect their technique.

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The Carousel Hotel and Casino

The Carousel Hotel and Casino is located 60km from Pretoria close to the border of Gauteng and the Northwest province and is part of the Sun International group.

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