Official website for the only Big 5 Game Reserve in Gauteng

The Dinokeng 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 was officially opened on 22 September 2011 after the introduction of four of the Big 5. The last of the Big 5 to be introduced in late 2012 were the Buffalo and they have settled in well.

The DGR is about to launch the first phase of it's public self-drive development. The date of the launch will be announced soon and will be the first of a number of public routes within the reserve for sedan, high clearance and 4 x 4 vehicles. In the meantime to experience a game drive deep in the bush visitors need to contact our Information Office at (012) 711 4391 or to book a game drive or accommodation at the various privately owned lodges in the reserve. Bookings for this public self drive route can be made at our Information Office soon.




Find your way to the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Interactive and static maps available.


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