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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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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Nokeng Eco Lodge

The Nokeng Eco Lodge is great for those wanting to get away for a couple of days or weeks, corporate functions and team building, small weddings, and retreats.

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Intundla

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

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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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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Do thingsin Dinokeng

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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Tjailatyd Bush Camp

Tjailatyd Bush Camp is situated on 3000 hectares of pristine bushveld in the Dinokeng game reserve. 55km north of Pretoria in a malaria-free area, Tjailatyd is home to 1200 heads of game that roam freely in their natural habitat.

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Blue Cottages Country House

Blue Cottages Country House still has the original farmhouse built in1948 and is nestled at the foot of the Drakensburg mountain range in a 4 acre tropical garden.

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