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Dinokeng Game Reserve

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Address: N1 Highway, Cullinan, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(12) 711 4391
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A work in progress, especially the roads

The Dinokeng Game Reserve sounds like a good ideé, but unfortunately the un-paved roads was in such a bad shape that I had to turn around after 1 km. I was afraid my car would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Dinokeng Game Reserve sounds like a good ideé, but unfortunately the un-paved roads was in such a bad shape that I had to turn around after 1 km. I was afraid my car would brake.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I didn't know a place with a Big 5 existed just outside Pretoria. Wow! Had an amazing experience at Halfway There. To the bartender, Aaron thanks man for the hospitality. I will be back!

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Cullinan, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Wow!!!! We enjoyed the game drive in Dinokeng, a big 5 game reserve just 40min drive from Pretoria and 1 hour drive from Johannesburg.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Dinokeng was our first encounter with African game. And a thrilling one. We were lucky enough to see elephants, rhinos, giraffes and plenty of different species of antilopes. Many birds. Though not as big as the other parks we have visited later it was a very good introduction to the Fauna.

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was a little sceptical about visiting this so-called 'Big 5 Game reserve' so close to home because I was expecting another type of Marloth Park which would not keep my interest for long. How wrong I was! This is like a (reasonable!) piece of the Kruger National Park right on your doorstep, having all kinds of animals roaming free... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Being my first time in Africa and not having the time to run up to Kruger Park like I had hoped to, I found this gem. I wish i would have stayed at the lodge! The drive was beautiful in the reserve and our driver and tracker very nice. Although we didn't see some of the animals we hoped for... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Some friends who were visiting and I decided to visit this game reserve especially since it boasted having the big 5 and a new self-drive option that just opened in December of last year. It was nice that it was only 30 minutes from Pretoria, but then we didn't know that it was another ~10k to get to the actual... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Although elephants and cheetahs were spotted while we were there, we never got to see them or any of the Big 5. Maybe next time!

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Henley on Klip, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have had 3 stays in Dinokeng Game Reserve to date, 1st time was at Mangwa Lodge, 2nd was De Rust campsite and 3rd at Koedoesrus. All 3 have their individual appeal depending on what you want to get from a bush escape...the camping option brings one so much closer to the Africa and the early settlers way of life.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a fun day at Dinokeng shortly after their opening on the day game drives. Saw lots of wildlife, but not any big 5 unfortunately. Since the 4x4 trails were still new, some signposting was incomplete. We got a little bit lost to say the least and ended up with a flat tire (or 2 actually). Luckily the game... More 

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Additional Information about Dinokeng Game Reserve

Address: N1 Highway, Cullinan, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(12) 711 4391
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Cullinan
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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