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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

  •   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… read more

  •   I return to Abendruhe time and time again for a calm, yet fun get-away. Anita and Gunter are wonderful and caring hosts and the accommodations are very comfortable –… read more

  •   We had a wonderful break, a very short distance from Pretoria, but made us feel like we were many miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We… read more

  •   Anita and Gunther you guys are so humble, friendly and caring. Abendruhe is my favourite place to be. Absolutely clean. We didn’t want to leave. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else… read more

  •   Excellent place to stay. The lodges are so clean and fully equipped with everything. The hosts Anita and Gunter are so welcoming and go out of their way to make… 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 magnificent time! The chalet is equipped with everything you can think of and more. And the view , oh the view!! Feeds your soul. Anita and Gunter… 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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  •   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

  •   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

Latest News & Awards

Abendruhe Lodge has received a Travellers' Choice Award on