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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Just 30 minutes north of Pretoria in the Dinokeng game reserve is Xombana, a thatched roof haven of peace and tranquillity.

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Kolobe Ya Naga Bush Lodge

Kolobe Ya Naga Bush Lodge is located inside the Dinokeng Game Reserve just 30 minutes’ drive north of Pretoria and less than 90 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport.

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Koedoesrus Bushcamp

Koedoesrus Bushcamp is located in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, which boasts 5000 hectares of pristine bushveld which is home to a multitude of wildlife and bird species, including but not limited to the famous Big 5 (elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino). Dinokeng Game Reserve is located only one hours’ drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and less than 50 kilometres from Pretoria.

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The Blades

The Blades is an exclusive hotel situated on a 10ha expanse of untamed bushveld. Built on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam, the venue offers a unique combination of indigenous vegetation, landscaping and waterfront luxury.

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Yesterday’s Dream

Situated in the quaint town of Cullinan in Tshwane, Yesterday’s Dream is an event venue which is renowned for hosting romantic weddings and intimate personal celebrations. Located an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the venue offers a family cottage, as well as bed and breakfast accommodation for guests who choose to stay overnight.

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Tamboti Bush Lodge

Tamboti Bush Lodge is located in the centre of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, nestled among the grove of Tamboti trees from which it gets its name. The Dinokeng Game Reserve comprises over 5000 hectares of malaria-free bushveld and is home to many species of game and birdlife, including the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo).

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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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Wildways Bush Camp

Wildways Bush Camp forms part of the privately owned game reserve, Pride of Africa, which in turn is part of the greater Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve. Just 50km north of Pretoria, Wildways Bush Camp offers a tranquil getaway, ideal for both local and international tourists.

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