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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Intundla

Intundla Conference Venue is located in a pristine game reserve only 55 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and 30 minutes from Pretoria, in the Dinokeng, the Eco Hub of Gauteng.

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Kwalata Game Ranch

The game ranch is home to 14 species of game; kudu, giraffe, impala, waterbuck, blue wildebeest and many more. Kwalata is four kilometres from the Pienaarsrivier which has an abundance of birdlife, making it ideal for bird-watching enthusiasts.

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Cullinan

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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Roodeplaat

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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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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Do thingsin Dinokeng

De Rust View Guesthouse

De Rust is spacious, well-shaded caravan park located just 35km from Pretoria on the banks of the Pienaarsriver within the BIG 5 Reserve. It is ideal for those wanting a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The resort aims to offer visitors total tranquillity and as such does not permit children, caravan rallies, parties or loud noise.

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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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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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