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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Korwe Lodge

Korwe Lodge is situated in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, just 45 kilometres north of Pretoria. Korwe Lodge is near the town of Cullinan – a historical village where the famous Cullinan diamond was found.

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Owl Spot Cottages

Owl Spot Cottages offers luxury accommodation in the malaria-free north-western section of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, just 50km north of Pretoria, Gauteng.

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Abbey Garden

A 20 minute drive from the Tshwane city centre, Abbey Garden is a conference centre and lodge which is nestled in the bushveld of Dinokeng. The lodge sits on the edge of the Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, allowing guests an opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.

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Loodswaai Game Ranch

Loodswaai Game Ranch has a very unique location in that it is situated on the edge of a vast crater that was formed millions of years ago.  The ranch resides on the lush bushveld of the Dinokeng game reserve, just a short distance from the CBD of Pretoria.

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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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Do thingsin Dinokeng

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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Cullinan Diamond Mine

Just 20 minutes’ drive east of Pretoria, the mining town of Cullinan is home to the Cullinan Diamond Mine, site of the 1905 discovery of the largest rough diamond in history.

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Abbey Garden

A 20 minute drive from the Tshwane city centre, Abbey Garden is a conference centre and lodge which is nestled in the bushveld of Dinokeng. The lodge sits on the edge of the Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve, allowing guests an opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.

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