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5 Brilliant Bush Stays in Dinokeng Game Reserve

Explore the best accommodation in Dinokeng Game Reserve near Pretoria. This beautiful park offers exciting wildlife experiences and comfortable stays in lodges, campsites and guesthouses, perfect for a family outing or a romantic couple’s retreat! Here are our top picks.

1. Lookout Safari Lodge

Aptly named for its stunning views overlooking a natural dam frequented by the Big 5, guests can enjoy game sightings from the deck in the communal lounge area. Those wanting a bit more privacy can enjoy being enclosed by the bush in their chalet, have sundowners in the hot tub or make a fire underneath the stars. Chalets are spacious, well-equipped and have everything you need for a proper kuier! Features like the outdoor shower make the stay extra special. Guests can also book game drives through reception. Definitely high up on our list of luxury Dinokeng Game Reserve accommodation spots.

Rates: From R1,950 per night, sleeps 2

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2. Jabula Bush Camp

Those with a love for glamping will absolutely adore Jabula. Each solar-powered tented unit is perfectly kitted out and surrounded by trees and bush, facing the fenced section where the animals roam freely for game viewing from the comfort of the deck. The unit features a built-in braai, outdoor fire pit and splash pool. The tents blend in with nature and serve as a lovely base from which to explore the reserve whether you choose self-drive, guided game drive or bush walk. There are also exciting additions coming, including an on-site restaurant.

Rates: From R1,896 per night, sleeps 4

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3. iKhaya LamaDube Game Lodge

Each luxurious unit at iKhaya LamaDube Lodge boasts a private boma for campfires and stargazing. Guests can choose between different types of rooms, from cottages to log cabins to glamping tents. With an adults-only policy, it’s a perfect setting for couples to unwind and reconnect. Bird enthusiasts will delight in the lodge’s feathered friends, with the only martial eagle breeding site in Gauteng nearby.

Rates: From R2,100 per night, sleeps 2

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4. Tshikwalo Game Lodge

Tshikwalo Lodge offers chalets as well as a guesthouse with a large pool for sunny days, surrounded by a comfortable lounge area. Guests can enjoy preparing their own boma dinner and bonfire, or opt for full catering. Activities at Tshikwalo Lodge are available for both in-house and outside guests including game drives, bush picnics or romantic dinners under the stars. This large, welcoming lodge with various venues and stay options can accommodate everyone from families and groups to couples!

Rates: From R1,800 per night, sleeps 2

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5. Horizon Savannah Camp Site

If roughing it is more your style, Horizon Savannah will give you a taste of true adventure! Located on a secure 60-hectare conservancy, the campsite is safe for walking, cycling, and running among plains game, and guests have convenient access to the nearby Big 5 self-drive route in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Accommodation features four private camping stands suitable for off-road caravans, trailers, and tents with each stand accommodating up to four campers. Each stand includes a private bathroom and power point. There is also a communal swimming pool.

Rates: From R750 per night, sleeps 4

Learn more or book here.

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