The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Afrikaans name: Dinokeng Wildtuin

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Young wildebeest in Dinokeng Game Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Dinokeng Game Reserve is a new private reserve that was opened in 2011. It is located near Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The reserve is well-stocked with wildlife and including African Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, White Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Burchell's Zebra, Warthog and more.

The reserve is a popular birding spot and it boasts a long checklist of species that have been recorded. The checklist includes quite a few raptors including Wahlberg's Eagle, Little Sparrowhawk, Pallid Harrier, Secretarybird, Lizard Buzzard and Ovambo Sparrowhawk.

One can take a drive through the reserve or go on an organised game drive or walk.

The reserve has an extensive road network and generally the roads are in good shape. After heavy rains one might find a few challenging spots if you are in a normal sedan. One of the quirks of this reserve is that some public roads run through the reserve. There are plenty of accommodation options located in and around the reserve. In the reserve one can stay at the Lodge, camp site or self-catering units. You are also able to visit the Dinokeng for a day drive.

The reserve is located just off the N1 highway near Rust de Winter.

Tell us about your visit to Dinokeng.

Zebras at Dinokeng Game Reserve

Zebras block the road at Dinokeng Game Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

References and further reading

The Chamberlain Guide to Birding Gauteng - Author: Etienne Marais and Faansie Peacock - Published: 2008 - Page: 202

The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa - Author: P. Briggs - Published: 2020 - Page: 61

go! - Issue 133 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 90

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 113

Country Life - Issue 262 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 80

Country Life - Issue 262 - Author: - Published: 2018 - Page: 81

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 691 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 50

Country Life - Issue 226 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 46

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 658 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 22


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