Dinokeng Game Reserve is a unique opportunity for future conservation. In addition to being the only residential Big5 game reserve within metro city boundaries, the Dinokeng Game Reserve is just half an hour from the city center. A model of free roaming and peace between resident landowners and the Big5 is being pioneered here.
Dinokeng Game Reserve has thousands of acres of wilderness for you to explore. By going on guided game drives in an open safari vehicle, you can not only get closer to nature, but you can also smell it and enjoy the view from an elevated position.
Located just 40 minutes away from Pretoria's downtown, take time out from the stress of everyday routine life to enjoy the adventure of the bush.
The Dinokeng Game Reserve is located in the north-eastern corner of the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Barely 40 minutes drive from downtown Pretoria relax and enjoy the adventure, the tourist facilities and great nature experiences that this beautiful Game Reserve has to offer.
A gradual introduction of the Big 5 animals such as White Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Elephant began by 2011.
After four of the Big 5 had been introduced to the reserve, it was officially opened on 22 September 2011. In late 2012, buffalo were added making it a genuine Big 5 Reserve.
Dinokeng Game Reserve accommodation options suits every taste. Whether you want the camp atmosphere without the hassle to bring your own equipment, whether you want to feel home from home in a self catering chalet or want to be fully pampered in a luxury lodge, Dinokeng Game Reserve has something just for you.
The future of conservation requires a two-pronged strategy the fight for open ecosystems and pristine wilderness areas and the development of new buffer models where people and nature grow together in harmony. The Dinokeng Game Reserve has the unique opportunity to develop itself into such a model for future conservation.
The name of the Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) is derived from the languages of the baTswana and baPedi people who traditionally inhabited the area. Meaning “a place of rivers”, Dinokeng lies in the catchment area of two rivers that flow into the Olifants and Limpopo rivers and on to the Indian Ocean.
As a project started through strategic initiatives of Gauteng Provincial Government and the efforts of enthusiastic more than 170 landowners. Together they developed the concept that eco-tourism could become the source for upliftment of rural communities through sustainable employment.