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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

  • star rating  Our stay at abendruhe was fantastic! We stayed for a mid-week getaway and could not have asked for better. The room was extremely clean with great features. From the outdoor… read more

  • star rating  We stayed at Abendruhe from 13 to 16 Nov 2020 with our daughter, her husband and two small children. We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was perfect and the… read more

  • star rating  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… read more

    Paul B
  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  Our second time visiting Abendruhe Lodge. Another amazing experience. The owners are very friendly, the location great and the cabin is a real treat. Thank you so much, what a… read more

  • star rating  Had the most wonderful time and peaceful weekend away at Abendruhe Lodge. The accommodation was as per the pictures on the website and probably the easiest way to watch game… 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  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

  • star rating  Everything was great, except the cabin need salad spoons and 1 or 2 extra small salad bowls.
    also, in summer it is too hot to do you drive at 4pm… read more


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