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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 Abendruhe Lodge with 4 superb 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 sundowner.

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 AirportAbendruhe 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

  •   Very warm welcome on arrival & we loved how the owners would come around at night to check up on us & say goodnight. Excellent lodge and the cabins are… read more

  •   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

  •   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

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  •   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

  •   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

  •   hi Anita and Gunther,
    thank you so much for making this an awesome weekend. We had a wonderful time at Abendruhe, very relaxing and just what the family needed.… read more

  •   Would like to thank Anita and Gunter for such hospitality, allowing us to escape from reality during our varsity break. Would highly recommend this lodge to my friends and family.… read more

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  •   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

  •   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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  •   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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