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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

  •   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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  •   The moment we arrived we knew we made an excellent choice!! With a warm and friendly welcome we felt right at home and ready to relax. Our weekend away was… read more

  •   We just love to stay at Abendruhe lodge. Everytime a awesome experience. You sit on your stoep, relax, breath and during the day you will see a variety… 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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  •   We stayed at Abendruhe Lodge as a family group of 7 adults spanning 3 generations for 2 nights. We agreed that we all had a great experience. Anita &… 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

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  •   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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   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


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