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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Windy Brow Game Reserve

The Windy Brow Game Reserve is located 27km east of Pretoria. The game reserve is situated on Elandsfontein farm which forms part of the Cullinan district where the famous Cullinan Diamond was discovered in 1905.

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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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Bundhu-Rus Guest Farm

Just a 45 minute drive north of Pretoria is the Bundhu-Rus Guest Farm, a wedding and function venue located in the Dinokeng game reserve.

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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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Spas in Dinokeng

They are sprinkled across the region – in the village of Cullinan, round the southern circuit and at exclusive game lodges in the wildlife reserve up north.  They offer the latest in therapies and treatments from both West and East, with the addition of African medicinal knowledge of indigenous plants and remedies.  What’s more, being out of Gauteng’s densely urban areas, they offer ‘back to nature’ benefits absent in a city.

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Do thingsin Dinokeng

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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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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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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