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

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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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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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Goodland Fountain Estate

Goodland Fountain Estate can be found just 45kms from Pretoria and only 15 kms from the town of Cullinan, in the Dinokeng region.

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Genius Locci Game Ranch

Genius Locci Game Ranch is located on the unspoilt plains of Dinokeng on the banks of the Elands River. It is 80 km from Pretoria and 100km from Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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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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Do thingsin Dinokeng

Archery

Archery Advancer works out of Pretoria at the L&M shooting range at the Atterbury Value Mart. They present short courses as well as on-going tuition in the sport of archery, working with absolute beginners as well as advanced shooters looking to perfect their technique.

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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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Friends of the Rail train trips to Cullinan

Cullinan is world famous for its own “Big Hole” – the mine excavation site that yielded the world’s largest rough gem-quality diamond. Found in 1905, the diamond weighed in at 3 106.75 carats.

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