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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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Nice daytrip...

This as my first visit to Dinokeng and even though it's a "young" reserve (evident in the distribution of the game), it was still a pleasant surprise and worth the effort of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Rya-Mari M
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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As we are a stones throw away from the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve (less than 20km). We suggest to our guests to experience either self-drives or for a game drive with one of their concessioners. I have seen the game reserve go from strength to strength for more than 15 years. I am proud to be able to offer... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic afternoon there seeing plenty of wildlife!! It is a fairly large area and we didn't drive through the whole park due to it being big and because there are certain areas where you have to have a high clearance vehicle to drive through. This could mean you wont see all the different animals there such as the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were part of a group of family & friends who stayed at Phakama private lodge within Dinokeng Game Reserve for a birthday celebration. We rate the lodge (and reserve) as generally average. The Good: Dinokeng is within close proximity from JHB (approx 1 hour 20min drive) It boasts the big 5. Phakama lodge is a good choice for a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The game rangers were very nice, enthusiastic and friendly. Unfortunately it wasn't our day as we didn't see anything other than different types of buck. It also doesn't contain all of the big 5 which could disappoint some.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

exciting and enjoyable. it offers the Big Five and a large buck population. the birdlife too is prolific. it is close to the city of Pretoria and yet completely apart. offers a variety of accommodation places - we stayed at Foreva Wild - and will be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This as my first visit to Dinokeng and even though it's a "young" reserve (evident in the distribution of the game), it was still a pleasant surprise and worth the effort of a daytrip. The biggest thing to get used to is the traffic that passes through the reserve and it's only when you turn off the main road that... More 

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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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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