Dinokeng Game Reserve – Your Luxury Getaway at Ngala Lodge

Experience Dinokeng – A Game Reserve Near Pretoria

About Dinokeng Game Reserve

The Dinokeng Game Reserve is a unique conservation area approximately an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Pretoria. It is the first free-roaming Big Five residential game reserve in Gauteng—South Africa’s wealthiest province. This makes it a fantastic choice for those looking to experience the majesty of the African wilderness without venturing far from the city.

The Big Five and Beyond

Dinokeng is home to Africa’s Big Five: the elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. But the reserve’s biodiversity goes well beyond these iconic species. You can also find a range of antelope, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and over 300 bird species, offering incredible wildlife photography opportunities.

Activities in Dinokeng

Besides game drives and bush walks, the reserve offers many activities to help you get the most out of your stay. Enjoy fishing, boating, and even hot air balloon rides. Whether you are an adventurer or looking to unwind in nature, Dinokeng has something for everyone.

The Self-Drive Routes

One of the standout features of Dinokeng Game Reserve is the option for self-drive safaris. This allows you the freedom to explore the reserve at your own pace. Routes are well-marked, and you’ll likely have plenty of wildlife encounters.

Community Involvement

The Dinokeng Game Reserve is committed to responsible tourism and community upliftment. It works closely with local communities to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared widely, making it a sustainable choice for conscientious travellers.

Why Choose Ngala Lodge for Your Dinokeng Accommodation



Welcome to Ngala Lodge in Dinokeng Game Reserve, the premium choice for luxury accommodations and unforgettable safari experiences. Located just a stone’s throw away from Pretoria and Johannesburg, Ngala Lodge offers the best of both worlds—luxury and African wilderness.

Luxurious Amenities

Ngala Lodge sets itself apart by offering world-class amenities in the heart of the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Whether you opt for self-catering or our fully catered options prepared by our in-house chef, you’re in for a treat.


Prime Location

We are conveniently located within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, near both Pretoria and Johannesburg. This makes us an ideal choice for those looking to escape the city and immerse themselves in nature.


Authentic Safari Experience

Our game drives, led by our expert ranger Lovemore, provide you with an authentic safari experience. Experience the Big Five in Dinokeng, without leaving the comforts of Ngala Lodge.

Our Offerings


Game Drives

Game drives are another feature led by our experienced ranger, Lovemore, offering you an authentic safari experience in the Dinokeng Big Five reserve.


Luxury Accommodation

We have various luxurious rooms described in detail below, currently sleeping 10, but we are expanding to accommodate an additional six people.


Dining Options

Our in-house chef can prepare your meals, offering our guests self-catering and fully catered options.


Small Conferences and Events:

Ngala Lodge also provides facilities for small conferences and events, adding a touch of wilderness to your corporate or special occasions.


Indulge in our mobile spa services

Need a massage after an adventurous game drive? Or a facial before a special dinner? Our Mobile Spa services can be tailored to meet your specific needs and are offered right within the comfort of your luxurious villa. To arrange for our Mobile Spa services, you can contact us before your stay or speak with our guest services during your visit. We’ll take care of everything, ensuring you receive a rejuvenating spa experience without leaving the premises.



About Our Luxurious Villas


Ngala Lodge offers an array of luxurious villas designed to provide a tranquil and indulgent experience.


One-bedroom Unit

Our one-bedroom units have a plush king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, and a cosy living area with modern comforts and African-inspired accents.


Two-bedroom Unit

Ideal for families and small groups, our two-bedroom units feature a luxurious king-size bed in the main bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. The well-appointed living area is perfect for quality time.


Entire Lodge

Experience the ultimate luxury by booking the entire lodge, offering unparalleled privacy and personalised service. Indulge in meals prepared by our in-house chef or use our fully-equipped kitchen.



Book Your Stay Today

Whether you opt for self-catering or fully catered, Ngala Lodge is designed to offer luxury, comfort, and an unforgettable experience within the Dinokeng Game Reserve. Book your stay with us today and prepare for an experience exceeding all expectations.