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Address: Cullinan, South Africa
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Excellent experience! Worth it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Latino_Hog
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spend 4 hours in the rewerve with our own 4X4, I have to say that the reserve is beatiful, nice sunny and worm day but the only things missing were thw wild animals. We saw a couple of giraffes, some zebras and a couple of other animals but not enough in 4 hours driving....

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There is nothing to fault here. The game viewing (guided game drives), the various hospitality venues - we have now dined at three restaurants within the reserve. All superb in terms of hospitality, quality of service. We will always return.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We came here for a peaceful, in the bush big five experience. We decided to stay in a chalet at Dinokeng Lodge, as the website gave the feeling that the chalet was secluded. What we found was a semi detached unit. The venue attracts families with young children in the adjoining campsite amd/or young adults looking for a social outing.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lovely lodge, accommodating hosts, and relaxing area. Owl Spot Lodge is located 5.2 km off the "main road", so the drive to the lodge is a game drive in and of itself. The owners are friendly and easy-going. The lodge is very clean. We would definitely stay there again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

1. Evenings are best: there is a 430pm "drive" as the locals call it. Better chances of seeing more anmals 2. No guarantees. We saw 3 of the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Water Buffalo). 2 is the norm. We were even lucky enough to see a lioness and her 4 cubs 3. There are many lodges that have... More 

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