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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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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Lama-Lama Game Reserve and Conference Centre

Lama-Lama Game Reserve and Conference Centre is located just 30 minutes north of Pretoria. It is part of the Leeuwfontein Collaborative Reserve, which is made up of nearly 3 000ha of land.

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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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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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Diamantvallei Landgoed

Diamantvallei Landgoed (Diamond Valley Estate) is a thatched guest lodge which is situated in Rayton, approximately 100 km from Johannesburg and 40 km from Tshwane. The venue sits in a convenient locale, within driving distance of Pretoria East, OR Tambo International Airport and Cullinan.

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Diamantvallei Landgoed

Diamantvallei Landgoed (Diamond Valley Estate) is a thatched guest lodge which is situated in Rayton, approximately 100 km from Johannesburg and 40 km from Tshwane. The venue sits in a convenient locale, within driving distance of Pretoria East, OR Tambo International Airport and Cullinan.

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Hanging Out in Cullinan

Cullinan, the diamond mining village just 30 minutes’ drive north-east of Pretoria is, to use a pun, a tourist gem. Here you will find a combination of history dolled up with much quirk.

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Ballooning over Dinokeng

Take to the skies above the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, the only “free roaming” big five reserve in Gauteng, with Big Sky Ballooning.

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