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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 the 4 Star graded Abendruhe Lodge with 4 superb air conditioned 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 sun downer.

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 Airport, Abendruhe Lodge  in Dinokeng Game Reserve is a place where one can gather your thoughts and forget the hustle and bustle of city life.

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

  •   The property was absolutely lovely and clean. It had all amenities in the room as required. Great place to stay! We would definitely stay here again. It is clean and… read more

  •   We had a wonderful time at Abendruhe Lodge. The accommodations were wonderful, with full kitchen, BBQ, outdoor seating, coffee and milk….Pool is great. Game drive was fabulous. Make sure to… read more

    Geoffrey L
  •   Very good and comfortable. Sadly the season wasn’t that great for seeing a lot of diversity in large animals, but through no fault of the lodge! A good place for… read more

  •   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.… read more

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  •   We planned a family weekend with the kids and my mom, unfortunately we arrived much later than planned on the Friday but Anita and Gunter were there waiting for us… read more

  •   Quiet place "Abendruhe!" with lovely view into the bush. Very friedly and helpful owners. The cabins are very luxury equipped. Perfect! Will definitively come agsin and promote.
    A little campsite… read more

  •   My boyfriend and I wanted a weekend away to relax and really feel like we away from the busy city. Abendruhe Lodge is exactly what you need to relax and… read more

    Claudia B
  •   The establishment was clean and perfect for what we needed. The hosts are really nice German people and we were well received. The pool was heaven.
    We did do a… read more

  •   Lovely place. Very comfortable and relaxing. The room is very clean and comfortable and the pool was very welcome in the heat. Game drive was awesome. Always very relaxing to… read more

  •   It was our first time visiting Dinokeng nature reserve. The lodge is in a perfect location and the unit is spotless and very well equipped. Anita and Gunter are great… read more


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