The Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve is the first free-roaming Big 5 residential game reserve in Gauteng–and probably in the world–next to an urbanized area. It is a private/public initiative for which planning and development started in the early 2000’s. It is also very unique in that all landowners still independently own their properties, and although there are indeed some properties who opted not to be a part of the reserve, most have been incorporated.

The reserve’s office manages and oversees the game and wildlife welfare within the reserve, as well as being responsible for the ecology, marketing and the security of the reserve, and their Information Office operates as a booking and information agent on behalf of some of the private establishments who have signed up with them for promotion, but all properties and venues within the reserve are managed independently.

For this reason, it is important that guests must ensure NOT to drive on any roads which are not indicated as general access/servitude roads OR on the marked self-drive route without having a valid route permit, which can be acquired from the reserve office or at the entry gate of the self-drive route.

Guided Game Drives

Bookings can be made at Ngata Safari Lodge's Reception on arrival or during your stay.

Dinokeng Self-drive Route

Electric Scooter Game Drives

Johan Geyser 082-452-0269 at Almega – advance bookings.

Cycling/Mountain Bike Trail

Johan Geyser 082-452-0269 at Almega – advance bookings.

Microlight flights

For 1 hour or 2 x 30 min.
Johan van der Merwe 083-544-7042.

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Wildlife Park


Visit the small town of Cullinan for tourist activities.

Zuri Spa

At Mangwa Valley Lodge

Other Restaurants/Pubs in the area

Arlington Brewery & Cidery: 082-857-2981
Tamboti Bush Lodge Restaurant:  012-711-0909 / 082-821-1571
Halfway There Diner:  012-711-4003 /012-711-4002 / 082-459-0451
Lazy River Bush Pub: 082-867-5702

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