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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Posh Functions

Posh Functions is an events planning and function facility that caters for large or small functions and events. Situated only 60kms north of Pretoria, Posh Functions is located on a private 800Ha estate in the Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve.

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Hanati Chalets

Hanati Self-Catering Chalets are located in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. 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). It is about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and roughly 30 kilometres north of Pretoria.

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Adama offers self-catering chalet on a potter’s farm in the heart of the Dinokeng Game Reserve bushveld. Located 40km north of Tshwane, Adama has two rustic chalets which were built traditionally using straw and bale.

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Butjani Lodge

A 410ha private nature reserve serves as the setting for Butjani Lodge, an intimate establishment located in Dinokeng. The establishment is situated 30km from Sandton, Johannesburg; and 75km from Tshwane.

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Hunter’s Pride

Hunter’s Pride is a 200 hectare farm that forms part of the Pride of Africa Nature Reserve, which in turn makes up a small part of the greater 18 500 hectare Dinokeng Big 5 game reserve. Located just 45 minutes north of Pretoria it offers local and foreign guests a convenient break away from the city.

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Wildways Bush Camp

Wildways Bush Camp forms part of the privately owned game reserve, Pride of Africa, which in turn is part of the greater Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve. Just 50km north of Pretoria, Wildways Bush Camp offers a tranquil getaway, ideal for both local and international tourists.

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iKhaya LamaDube

This bushveld game lodge is situated in the heart of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, only an hours’ drive from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International airport and less than 50 kilometres from Pretoria.

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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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