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.
Go placesin Dinokeng
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.Read more
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.Read more