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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Yesterday’s Dream

Situated in the quaint town of Cullinan in Tshwane, Yesterday’s Dream is an event venue which is renowned for hosting romantic weddings and intimate personal celebrations. Located an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the venue offers a family cottage, as well as bed and breakfast accommodation for guests who choose to stay overnight.

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Mongena Game Lodge

An hour-and-a-half’s drive north of Johannesburg in the malaria-free Dinokeng Game Reserve is the magnificent four-star Mongena Game Lodge. Mongena caters for business and leisure travellers and offers a variety of activities.

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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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Blue Moonlight Lodge

Bobbejaansberg Mountains in northern Gauteng serve as the home of the Blue Moonlight Lodge, a bushveld-style lodge which is located 50km to the east of Tshwane and 110 km from Johannesburg CBD. The lodge, which is on the border of Dinokeng, is able to cater for up to 64 individuals in a total of 30 rooms and chalets.

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Tamboti Bush Lodge

Tamboti Bush Lodge is located in the centre of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, nestled among the grove of Tamboti trees from which it gets its name. 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).

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Jimmy’s Place

Jimmy’s Place is located in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, just outside Pretoria in Gauteng. It’s easily accessible location and tranquil setting make it ideal for an escape from the bustling city, situated just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and only 30 minutes’ drive from Pretoria.

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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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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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