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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Hunter’s Pride

Hunter’s Pride is a 200 hectare farm that forms part of the Pride of Africa Nature Reserve, which in turn makes up a small part of the greater 18 500 hectare Dinokeng Big 5 game reserve. Located just 45 minutes north of Pretoria it offers local and foreign guests a convenient break away from the city.

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Mongena Game Lodge

An hour-and-a-half’s drive north of Johannesburg in the malaria-free Dinokeng Game Reserve is the magnificent four-star Mongena Game Lodge. Mongena caters for business and leisure travellers and offers a variety of activities.

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The charming town of Cullinan is a true gem in the heart of Dinokeng. It is world famous for being the place where the world’s largest rough gem-quality diamond was found. Named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who located a rich diamond pipe here in 1902, Cullinan lies about 30km east of Pretoria.

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Intundla Conference Venue is located in a pristine game reserve only 55 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and 30 minutes from Pretoria, in the Dinokeng, the Eco Hub of Gauteng.

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Cullinan Diamond Lodge

The quaint town of Cullinan is at the heart of Dinokeng, Gauteng. This charming place is famous for being the site where the world’s largest rough diamond (3 106-carat) was found in 1905). Named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, who located a rich diamond pipe here in 1902, Cullinan lies about 30km east of Pretoria.

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Blue Moonlight Lodge

Bobbejaansberg Mountains in northern Gauteng serve as the home of the Blue Moonlight Lodge, a bushveld-style lodge which is located 50km to the east of Tshwane and 110 km from Johannesburg CBD. The lodge, which is on the border of Dinokeng, is able to cater for up to 64 individuals in a total of 30 rooms and chalets.

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Goodland Fountain Estate

Goodland Fountain Estate can be found just 45kms from Pretoria and only 15 kms from the town of Cullinan, in the Dinokeng region.

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Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve

People living in or visiting Pretoria are lucky to have Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve right on their doorstep. Roodeplaat’s bush, lawns and quality road network are perfect for all kinds of outdoor leisure pursuits, be it fishing, water sports, bird watching or just relaxing and having a braai.

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