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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

  •   We had a fantastic stay (our 3rd time ) at Abendruhe Lodge. Anita and Gunther have a wonderful team and they themselves are the best hosts ever. It feels like… read more

  •   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

  •   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

  •   This is a wonderful stay- only about an hour from Johannesburg. Anita and Gunter are great hosts! Clean, air condtioned and lovley pool looking out to water hole with grazing… read more

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  •   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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  •   Dear valued guest

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It is not often that I am at a loss for words, but… read more

  •   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

  •   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
  •   Thank you Anita and Gunther for a wonderful week of relaxing in the peaceful and beauty of nature. Thank you for caring while I was not feeling well. We will… 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


Latest News & Awards

Abendruhe Lodge has received a Travellers' Choice Award on