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A Beyond Ordinary Big 5 Experience

About Us

Nestled within the bushveld of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve you will find Abendruhe Lodge with 4 superb self-catering Log Cabins!

Whether on business or for leisure in the Reserve, Abendruhe will offer you the comfort of home within the bush. Enjoy a full bush experience with spectacular views, passing game and the perfect place to sip on a sundowner.

Experience the all of the wildlife Dinokeng Game reserve has to offer including lion, rhino, elephants, and cheetah. Join one of our professionally guided game drive or test your spotting skills by exploring the self drive route at your own pace.

Situated just 46km (34 minute drive) from Pretoria and 87 km(60 minute drive) from the OR Tambo International AirportAbendruhe Lodge  in Dinokeng Game Reserve is a place where one can gather your thoughts and forget the hustle and bustle of city life.

Check Out Our Midweek Special!


Stay for three(3) nights but only pay for two(2).

Open Plan Cabins = R1000.00/Cabin/Night

Loft Cabin = R1350.00/Cabin/Night


Terms and conditions:

Only valid from a Sunday to Thursday

Offer ends 31 August 2019

What We Offer


Self Catering

All of our cozy cabins are fully equipped for self catering. Enjoy a bushveld braai right on your stoep!


Game Drivers

Join our guide in an open safari vehicle exploring the magnificent African bushveld. Big 5 games drives make the most of latest sightings to provide animal spotting at its best.

Book Your Big 5 Experience!

If there’s one thing Africa does better than anywhere else in the world, it’s wildlife and there are few wildlife experiences that can beat the undiluted thrill of a face-to-face encounter with a member of Africa’s Big 5.

What Our Guests Have To Say

  •   From arrival to departure, you are welcomed. The hosts Anita and Gunter are the most wonderful, kind and caring people. The cabins are the best self catering units we have stayed in, in a long time. The units have so much to offer and then some. The lodge is fantastic and we will definitely be returning. A real gem! More

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  •   Every moment was absolutely wonderful. It was a last minute trip that i booked that turned into a real gem.

    We received the warmest of welcomes from the staff and were graciously welcomed to the stunning and immaculate room with one of the most amazing views and were treated to spectacular game drives.

    I am looking forward to my next stay which will be longer.

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  •   2nd Time visiting this Gem in the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Thank you Gunter and Anita for once again making our stay unforgettable. It is one of those places where you wish you could stay forever. Thank you for showing us "the roads less travelled" on the game drives – we saw the hidden parts of Dinokeng not experienced by the everyday visitor. We will be back again and again.

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  •   The moment we arrived we knew we made an excellent choice!! With a warm and friendly welcome we felt right at home and ready to relax. Our weekend away was filled with lots of laughter and many great memories. Thank you Gunter and Anita for hosting us – sure to be back!

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  •   We just love to stay at Abendruhe lodge. Everytime a awesome experience. You sit on your stoep, relax, breath and during the day you will see a variety of animals coming to the water holes to drink. The lodge cabins accommodation are Have everything you need on a self catering stay. Every time on our last day of stay, we leave with a heavy hart. Thank you Anita and Gunter, you are the best, caring and friendly, and always going out of your way to make every guest stay the Best Stay. Thank you Gunter for awesome game drives We will be back again!

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  •   What a fantastic stay! A great small concession that is only an hours drive from JHB. Friendly and welcoming hosts. The chalets are well equipped and the facilities are great. A great bush experience so close to JHB!

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  •   Would like to thank Anita and Gunter for such hospitality, allowing us to escape from reality during our varsity break. Would highly recommend this lodge to my friends and family. The rooms were spacious and clean and we loved the ‘Honesty Bar’ by the pool, thought it was a lovely idea. Would also recommend the game drive, Gunter was highly knowledgeable and we even saw a Jackal. Anyone in jhb or pta looking for a weekend getaway, look no further than the Abendruhe Lodge. More

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  •   Thank you Anita and Gunter for making this Alida and my weekend memorable. They have a 5 star lodge. Treated us beyond measure. What an excellent place to get away from the busy city life and propose to your girlfriend.

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  •   It’s clear that Anita and günter have put their heart and soul into creating this 5 star bush oasis.
    You are able to get the best of both worlds,the total isolation of the bush enjoyed in a 5star luxury hotel.
    The cabins are amazing,home from home,with everything you could possibly need.

    We needed a break from the city and it worked wonders.
    Günters game drives are informative and fruitful with many different animals to be seen.

    This was honestly the most relaxing get away ever,just what you need to recharge and get ready to face the rat race once again.
    Thanks Anita and günter for everything !
    We felt like we were saying goodbye to family when leaving.

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  •   This is a wonderful stay- only about an hour from Johannesburg. Anita and Gunter are great hosts! Clean, air condtioned and lovley pool looking out to water hole with grazing giraffe and zebra . Very reasonable. We will go again.

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