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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.

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 was our first time visiting Dinokeng nature reserve. The lodge is in a perfect location and the unit is spotless and very well equipped. Anita and Gunter are great… 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

  •   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

  •   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

  •   This must be THE best place to stay in Dinokeng,owners are visible & available for anything,intimate & quiet, its the place to find your soul again. Can recommend to anyone… read more

  •   We had a fantastic breakaway in the bush, next to nature! Everything was perfect from beginning to end could not have wished for more! Anita and Gunter were faultless… 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

  •   These self-catering cottages are about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from the Northern Suburbs of Johberg. They are very well kitted out, and all you need to bring is… 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

  •   Lovely place. Very comfortable and relaxing. The room is very clean and comfortable and the pool was very welcome in the heat. Game drive was awesome. Always very relaxing to… read more


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