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Discover new places to see and unique things to do nearby. Dinokeng Game Reserve totalling 18, 500 hectares, 50 km north of Pretoria in the Hammanskraal/Rust de Winter district. Idigenous bushveld and savannah grassland 

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 Self Drive Experience

Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) offers day and overnight visitors a unique self drive experience. 

The 110km meandering route consists of well maintained tracks. The route is designed to include a rich diversity of bushveld terrain ensuring that visitors have an opportunity to see wild animals in a natural environment. There is an element of adventure in following the map provided and the route itself. 

Our SDR is open to the public 7 days a week from 06h00 and visitors must exit before 18h00 when the gates are closed. The furthest point from the gates is about two hours drive.

There are shaded picnic spots with toilet facilities, well placed bird hides and a spectacular lookout point along the route.

Many visitors choose to take a break from driving at the restaurants located along the route. Breakfast or lunch is offered at these restaurants.


Costs of the self- drive: 
I. Single Day Permits: R250 per vehicle (with up to ten occupants). Two or Three Day Permit packages are also available at a cost of R320.00 or R380.00 respectively. Seven day permit is R450.
II. Day visitors to the Game Reserve are required to pay the once off conservation fee of R80 per adult and R50 per child(6-12) at the time of buying a permit. Overnight visitors need to pay these fees to the lodge or at the gate on exit.

III. Midweek Pensioners Discount - 50% off on the vehicle 

·    Monday -Thursday

·    Only on the vehicle

·    Must have RSA ID present

·    Age 60 and above

·    One, two or three day permits available

Please call Natasha for your certified guided Game drives
+27 84 386 6866

One of the most popular casinos, 10km from De Rust Caravan Park, The Carousel Casino is conveniently located on the border of the North West Province near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Polokwane. Famous for its candyfloss pink exterior, The Carousel Casino is an all-in-one entertainment destination with a hot lineup of events. This is the perfect setting for a midweek break, casual weekend trip or spur of the moment getaway.


Scuba Diver Training Center, right in the heart of the bushveld. There are a host of activities including game viewing, boat safaris, clay pigeon shooting, and more.



A craft brewery and restaurant in the stunning setting of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. For a great meal Arlington Brewery & Cidery is a good stop on your game drive. Sit outside under the cooling spray system and sip a Bushveld Bliksem Lager
082 414 7593

at Mongena Game Lodge

Indulge in a gourmet feast at the Kingfisher Restaurant (10km from De Rust Caravan Park) whilst enjoying spectacular views overlooking the small dam at the main lodge and the surrounding plains of the Dinokeng Game Reserve.

The gourmet chefs at Mongena go out of their way to serve exquisite cuisine for any special occasion; from laidback a la carte Sunday lunches to an intimate romantic dinner at Kingfisher Restaurant.

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