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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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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KwaThabisile Game Lodge

KwaThabisile Game Lodge is located in Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy which is a 400 hectare game reserve in the Dinokeng Region. The lodge is located 1 hour from Johannesburg and O.R. Tambo International Airport and 30 minutes from Tshwane (Pretoria).  The game lodge is fully self-catering offering a truly distinct out of Africa environment.

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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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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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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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Thekwane Lodge

Thekwane Lodge is a game lodge situated in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. The lodge overlooks a waterhole where various game gather daily, making it ideal for those wanting to spot as much game as possible on their getaway. Dinokeng, which is a Tswana/Pedi word meaning ‘a place of rivers’, is a scenic area boasting over 5500 hectares of bushveld.

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Siyaya Lodge

Siyaya Lodge is located in the heart of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, 5000 hectares of pristine bushveld teaming with game and the famous Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino). Siyaya Lodge offers an ecotourism experience to local and foreign visitors, in a malaria free area just 50km from Pretoria or a one hour from Johannesburg, making it a convenient solution for weekend or longer-stay bush getaways.

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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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