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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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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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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Windy Brow Game Reserve

The Windy Brow Game Reserve is located 27km east of Pretoria. The game reserve is situated on Elandsfontein farm which forms part of the Cullinan district where the famous Cullinan Diamond was discovered in 1905.

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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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Dolphin Whisper Guesthouse and Spa

Dolphin Whisper Guesthouse and Spa offers 3-star accommodation in the heart of the quaint town of Cullinan. Cullinan is situated in the greater Pretoria area of Gauteng, surrounded by the pristine bushveld of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, in 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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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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Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve

People living in or visiting Pretoria are lucky to have Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve right on their doorstep. Roodeplaat’s bush, lawns and quality road network are perfect for all kinds of outdoor leisure pursuits, be it fishing, water sports, bird watching or just relaxing and having a braai.

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