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Dinokeng Region

Dinokeng is a tourism destination in north-eastern Gauteng which is rich in natural, cultural and historical heritage sites. The word “Dinokeng” is SeTswana for “a place of rivers” and the major rivers in the area include the Elands River and the Moretele or Pienaar’s River.

Dinokeng’s four major tourist hubs are:


1. The historic town of Cullinan, where the world’s largest rough gem-quality diamond was discovered in 1905.

2. The Roodeplaat Dam, a popular water sports centre for rowing, canoeing, sailing and motorboats. It is also a popular fishing destination.

3. Dinokeng Central is an area in close proximity to central Tshwane which provides opportunities for cyclists, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a rural ambiance.

4. Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng’s only free-roaming Big Five game reserve, which is malaria-free.

You are invited to experience the rolling African bushveld, adventure activities to get your pulse racing, fine dining to satisfy the most particular palate, and a rich and diverse history.

Dinokeng has an impressive array of pristine places which provide the ideal getaway from the big city.

Dinokeng also features many passionate people and enterprising entrepreneurs who live here. Come and meet Dinokeng, or host an event here, and experience the region while contributing to the development of the people who live and work here.

You are invited to come and discover and explore the amazing diversities of offerings in Dinokeng.

Stay, play and spend the night.

Roodeplaat Dam is an integral part of the Dinokeng tourism area