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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

  •   For a place that is close to JHB this has to be one of the most relaxing places to go to for a quick get away the place has everything… read more

  •   My son (18months) and I visited Abendruhe and we had such a wonderful time. The Cabins are well kept and modern with everything you need to… read more

    Nicolle M
  •   From arrival to departure, you are welcomed. The hosts Anita and Gunter are the most wonderful, kind and caring people. The cabins are the best self catering units we have… read more

  •   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

  •   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
  •   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

  •   Great value for money and an absolute gem.
    It is very clean and the lodge goes above and beyond to make it a memorable and enjoyable experience.

    The… read more

    Michelle C
  •   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

  •   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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  •   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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Latest News & Awards

Abendruhe Lodge has received a Travellers' Choice Award on