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Dinokeng Game Reserve

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great experience

We really love to take the self-drive in the Dinokeng reserve. You are meandering on dirt roads on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Big 5 so close to Pretoria

It is so nice to have this Game Park so close to Pretoria. The only negative thing is that some of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ignis J
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Dinokeng Game Reserve is a big 5 game reserve 50km north of Pretoria (30 min drive). The reserve has a variety of accommodation, restaurants and activities to choose from.
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Hammanskraal 0400, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really love to take the self-drive in the Dinokeng reserve. You are meandering on dirt roads on which you can see a large variety of game. A close to nature experience.

Thank Marleon2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were informed yesterday by Chameleon Bush Lodge just 3 days before we were due to travel there, that our booking for the August long weekend had been cancelled because of a supposedly "overbooking mistake" even though the booking was made a month ahead, at...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great that it is Big 5 and close to JHB, but the reserve is badly signed, we got lost hardly saw any animals.

Thank M3472DGcheryls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so nice to have this Game Park so close to Pretoria. The only negative thing is that some of the better lodges in Dinokeng are so expensive that the normal person cant afford it. Especially those in the "Pride of Africa" area.

Thank Ignis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We experience this game reserve, 60 km north of Pretoria, as excellent. One has to spot the animals oneself, no ques of cars, not expensive. Nice self drive routes through the reserve, well signed. 4x4 routes available. We met very nice rangers at the entrances,...More

1  Thank Titia T
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Dinokeng is a mere 45 km from Pretoria 30 minutes away. Malaria free big 5 reserve on Pretoria's doorstep worth a visit. You will see lots of antilope and birds and may be lucky enough to spot the big 5. The reserve of 18,00 hectare...More

1  Thank Fkafrica
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Yes, visit the game reserve BUT stay over ..for two or more nights if possible. Almega caravan park = Beautiful place, big caravan/tent stands with private bathroom (always clean) per stand. PLUS your own washing area (dishes) Peace for the soul.. No loud music...only the...More

Thank cattraveller2016
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Found this park on the Internet, by chance- first place we’d seen where you can book a proper game drive We booked a 9am game drive for father’s day.Who knew there was a big5 reserve just an hour and a bit from Jhb! We had...More

1  Thank Wayne and Mari K
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

As a Gauteng resident you may find it hard to get your head around the big 5 game reserve on your doorstep. It might feel a bit manufactured and in a way it is, but I'm very glad it exists now. It's not like Kruger...More

2  Thank gearshift1
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Dinokeng could do better, its fairly a big reserve with a lot of High bush and Trees, Game viewing is difficult. Signage and directions are terrible! You feel as though you driving in a maze of endless twists and turns! entrance fee has to be...More

1  Thank Ubaidullah_E
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Thabo M
13 June 2017|
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Response from dgr_4391 | Property representative |
Good day, kindly contact our information office and we will gladly assist you with a quotation
saul l
24 May 2017|
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Response from dgr_4391 | Property representative |
Good day, it will depend on the lodge you visit. There are 50 lodges here
George B
7 April 2017|
Response from dgr_4391 | Property representative |
Good day, yes your vehicle will be sufficient, just stay on the sedan routes. Please take into consideration that all tracks are gravel road and more like bush tracks. Single Day Permits: R250 per vehicle (with up to ten... More