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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.

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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

  • star rating  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
  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  Abendruhe game drives – Recommended by LookOut Safari Lodge and so convenient being collected and dropped off. Gunther is friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable about the flora, fauna and wildlife.… read more

  • star rating  Anita and Gunther are amazing hosts… we arrived late and they were waiting at our unit.
    They constantly checking up on guests making sure we are most comfortable. We will… read more

  • star rating  These self-catering cottages are about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from the Northern Suburbs of Johberg. They are very well kitted out, and all you need to bring is… read more

  • star rating  One of the best. Anita and Gunter are amazing hosts and made us feel so welcome. Accommodation was fabulous. Everything you needed was there, and more. We will surely be… read more

  • star rating  Lovely accommodation that was super clean! The cabin had everything you need. Anita even added an electric blanket due to the cold weather.
    Very safe and secure.
    Thank… read more

  • star rating  Very well maintained units. Beds are good quality. Some accommodation resorts let you long for your bed at home, but not here. Hosts welcome you on arrival and see to… read more

  • star rating  Abendruhe is truly a gem – no expense has been spared to make our stay comfortable, private, and serene. The cabins are new and modern, fully kitted with all… read more

    Jaco B

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