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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

  • star rating  We really enjoyed our stay here, it was lovely. The units are modern and have everything you need for self catering. Very spacious and private. Loved the fact that we… read more

    September 1, 2020
  • star rating  Craig and I stayed at Abendruhe Lodge in May 2021. The superior log cabins are well equipped with everything that you could need, and an ultra comfortable extra length bed.… read more

    May 23, 2021
  • star rating  Excellent Accommodation and the personal touches from the owners makes for an excellent experience. Short drive from Pretoria.

    The rooms are cozy and have all the basics you need… read more

    Francois V
    June 22, 2020
  • star rating  Thank you Gunter and Anita for a awesome stay at Abendruhe lodge. Always a pleasure to stay at your beautiful lodge. Thank you for your warm hospitality, friendly caring… read more

    February 5, 2020
  • star rating  We spent 4 nights at Abendruhe Lodge. We received a lovely welcome from Anita and Gunter. The cabin we stayed in was lovely and we wanted for nothing in terms… read more

    John A
    October 2, 2019
  • star rating  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

    July 22, 2019
  • star rating  It is a very nice place, the hosts very friendly and welcoming. The beds are top quality and heating very efficient on cold nights. The boma area very nice and… read more

    June 24, 2020
  • star rating  The cabin was wonderfull…everything you need are there. Thanks for the spoil for our aniversity. The evenings and sky ….that was amazing. The best if you need a… read more

    November 22, 2021
  • star rating  A wonderful location with a tranquil backdrop, I was very glad to visit Abendruhe once again. Although it was a short getaway, I cannot thank my hosts enough for the… read more

    January 2, 2021
  • star rating  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

    September 15, 2019

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