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Address: Hammanskraal, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 12 711 4391
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Dinokeng Game Reserve is a big 5 game reserve 50km north of Pretoria (30...

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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A gem close to Johannesburg

We spent a day for self drive game viewing in early December. It was a 1 hr drive to reach the reserve, which provided a real treat. We spotted numerous antelope including red... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Wayne P
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a day for self drive game viewing in early December. It was a 1 hr drive to reach the reserve, which provided a real treat. We spotted numerous antelope including red hartebeest and even a few eland. Zebras and wildebeest were plentiful, and we were lucky enough to see giraffe and rhino. A lioness was spotted whilst we... More 

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Thank Wayne P
dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you had a great day on the self-drive route More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The are plenty of wild live that can be seen self-drives route. The maps that is provided do not have all the detail but according the person at the gate that helped us they are busy with a new map design. It is a Big 5 wild live area although we only seen the rhino’s from the big 5 group.... More 

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Thank Anton R
dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback - that is correct, we are currently printing new maps that are much bigger as well! More 

Brakpan, South Africa
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having read the majority of the negative comments,i was very skeptical when we decided to visit Dinokeng and do the self drive route. we where pleasantly surprised. the roads are in good condition and the road map is very easy to follow and understand. i could not see how some people complain about the use of the map.we did not... More 

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3 Thank KonradRontgen
dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! It is wonderful that you had such a pleasant visit More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing game reserve, didn't struggle to come across the wild . Stayed at Maroela TreeTop Lodge, I wouldn't mind going back there .

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2 Thank Enrique C
dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

We are looking forward to your next visit! More 

Rome, Lazio, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DInokenf is a nice place beause of its landscapes varying greatly. However, the fauna is not very abundant. We spent the night thre and could not see any of the big fives. Maybe unlucky but we drove on and early morning without seeing them. We did see still zebra and giraffes and gnous and waterbucks and impalas and kudus,etc. Still... More 

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dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the reserve.. More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This relatively new reserve (established 2011) is great for a day out from Pretoria/Johannesburg, with a vast variety of game, including the Big 5. We took the self-drive option (R250 per vehicle), and had a great day driving around. we saw the usual impala, zebra, giraffe,waterbuck,hartebeest, warthog but also a large herd of eland, some magnificent male kudu and even... More 

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1 Thank Bethany C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I spend 2 nights in the reserve and it was great. Of course the reserve's fauna was not as abundant as I wished, but that feeling of peace and being in touch with nature was a plus. Dinokeng is just outside Pretoria but there I had the impression to be in the deepest jungle, away from cars, noise and pollution.It... More 

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1 Thank Vanessa_Mbenoun
dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Happy that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you here in the near future again! That is what makes the DGR great - you do not have to travel far to be close to nature More 

Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wow..... they really went all out to treat us to an original African experience. Dinner in the boma with traditional food, a large fire, excellent service and more than ample food in this buffet style evening meal. We had traditional pap with tomato bredie, boerewors, the most amazing steaks, lamb chops, chicken, potato salad, mixed salad, grilled vegetable platter and... More 

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dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and positive feedback! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a great time we had at Dinokeng. The warm welcome, the informative guided tour was amazing. We saw elephant, rhino, buffalo, crock, wildebeast, zebra, lion, antelope and different birds. We can only imagine how amazing it will be if We visited after the rains, We would definitely visit again.

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1 Thank Pritchar T
dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

We are looking forward to your next visit! More 

Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Fantastic place with amazing peolpe. We had 1 morning game drive and three afternoon gamedrive on this site in august and september 2016. What an amazing lodge and very good people, especially thanks to the head ranger, Nico.

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dgr_4391, Information Officer at Dinokeng Game Reserve, responded to this review

Fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time at Mongena Game Lodge More 

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