Conservation & Sustainability
We are all increasingly becoming conservation conscious and seek to be eco-friendly. Dinokeng Game Reserve is in the process of developing a destination without the negative side effects of mass tourism. Here you can enjoy and respect nature and explore the culture and customs of local people, through nurturing and responsible tourism, which is the best means of creating sustainable jobs.
The free roaming lion and elephant, the first in over a hundred years in the Tshwane Metro, is an impressive draw card, as are rhino, leopard, buffalo, cheetah and many other species such as jackal, hyena, giraffe, zebra, numerous different antelope, and many more.
With the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, the aim is to trans locate black rhino from saturated provincial national parks to the Big 5 game reserves near Johannesburg. New calves have already been born on the reserve and there is a possibility of more new arrivals in the near future.
When humans switched from hunter gatherer lifestyle to the farming of livestock and crops, cheetah became a threat to livestock and were subject to retaliatory killing, therefore numbers decreased.
One way to deal with this problem is to fence the humans out and fence the animals in for the wellbeing of both parties. The aim of the Metapopulation Project is to ensure human mediated gene flow and to prevent subsequent inbreeding, which will ensure the long-term viability of cheetahs in small fenced reserves in Africa.
With free roaming elephant introduced to a human dominated landscape is quite a challenge as they are very strong and intelligent and know how to overcome barriers, although they are quite afraid of bees!
Dinokeng Game Lodge introduced the Bee Line Fence system to protect the human homesteads by erecting geo-fences of beehives. These of course required beekeepers, and the local secondary school kids were identified to learn the basics and maintenance of the hives, under the watchful supervision of a professional beekeeper. The local community also enjoy the proceeds from the harvested honey.
Self Drive Routes
You simply purchase a day permit and a handy map indicates 140kms of winding tracks, well sign posted routes to follow, at your own pace. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.
Picnic Spots & Bird Hides
Should you wish to take a break, there are a couple of unfenced picnic sites as well as bird hides. The Dinokeng area is a bird-lovers paradise. An enormous number of bird species can be viewed, with the area holding the world record for most bird species recorded in a 24-hour period. Picnic facilities are used at your own risk.
Guided Game Drives & Bush Walks
Take your nature experience to the next level with a guided game drive in an open 4×4 safari vehicle or a bush walk, which will get you so much closer to nature when accompanied by a qualified field guide.
At Golden Impalas Bush Resort, game drives are taken early in the morning or in the late afternoon as these are the best times for spotting wildlife and enjoying unforgettable African sunsets and sunrises. We provide your own personal sun-screen and insect repellent packs as needed, and blankets keep you snug in winter season or chilly mornings.
Conferences & Team Building
Break away for a nature experience that can free your mind for a bigger picture. Many venues within the reserve cater for successful conferencing or team building activities.
Golden Impalas Bush Resort offer bespoke conferencing facilities for up to 30 persons, perfectly tailored to your specific needs, although conference for executive groups, typically between 10 – 20 persons are most popular. We also offer programmes for accompanying spouses such as relaxing massages and game drive activities while executives attend their conference.
Various venues cater for up to 250 guests. With close proximity to Pretoria and Johannesburg, Dinokeng Game Reserve allows for an ideal romantic African bush experience.
Just outside the Tau gate, the reserve provides infrastructure for a store and workshop to the D’Nokasi Crafters cooperative. Here artists produce and sells artwork, home decor and accessories, specialising in pottery, fabric and wire. Artists also conduct workshops and training sessions to up-skill community members through activities such as sewing and beadwork.
Peace & Tranquillity
Nestled within the bushveld of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve you will find the 5 Star graded Golden Impalas Bush Resort. Find peace and tranquillity, relaxing in complete privacy and luxury. Listen to the beautiful sounds of nature, whether it is the howling of jackals in the distance or crickets chirping during hot summer nights. Simply enjoy such precious moments without the stress and pressure of everyday life.
Whether on business or for leisure, here you enjoy a full bush experience with spectacular views, passing game and the perfect place to sip on a sun downer. This intimate luxury boutique hotel offers villas with direct bush views, a private patio, a private splash pool and private outdoor shower.
Allow your taste buds to go wild! Choose from a variety of restaurants and menus within the reserve, catering for everyone’s taste in great natural bush settings.
The magnificent Maatta’s Restaurant and Tiimm’s Bar at Golden Impalas Resort, overlook a waterhole. Dedicated staff are always focused on providing an unforgettable experience and total guest satisfaction. Enjoy luxury, fabulous cuisine, great wines and being pampered. After a day of game spotting, experience bush dining at its finest. Savour delicious South African flavours around the traditional boma, paired with fine local wines.