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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

  •   This establishment is well situated, you get rest for your soul with the quietness. Overlooking the dam and animals you do not need to travel. The hosts were very friendly… read more

  •   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… read more

  •   We had a very good stay at Abendruhe. Lovely clean cabins and the aircon was a bonus! The game drive was also very nice. Would definitely recommend Abendruhe if you… read more

  •   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… read more

  •   Have travelled extensively across South Africa. Found this gem of a self-catering lodge just 80 km from home. From arrival to departure our attentive hosts Gunther and Anita made us… read more

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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.… read more

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  •   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

  •   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… read more

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  •   We had a lovely weekend stay at Abendruhe. Anita and Gunther are fantastic hosts. The chalets are well equipped and very neat, clean and welcoming. Gunther’s game drive was excellent!… read more

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  •   When we arrived we were welcomed at the gate and reception. They are covid-19 safe and our room was immaculately clean and had a sanitizer as you entered. The room… read more


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