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, the buffalo, were introduced in late 2012 and they have settled in well.


The DGR Self-Drive was launched on 16 December 2014.This is the first of a number of public self-drive routes in the reserve for sedan, high clearance and 4 x 4 vehicles. Bookings for this public self drive route can be made at our Information Office, some of the lodges, at the entrance gates to the DGR and at the entrance gate to the self-drive route. To find out more contact our Information Office at (012) 711 4391 or email to book a self-drive, guided game drive or accommodation at the various privately owned lodges in the reserve. The route is becoming popular as a day visit to the reserve and many visitors have enjoyed the experience since the inception of the route. 

To see what it is all about please follow this link: 

Self Driving in Dinokeng




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