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Gauteng attractions

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Afrikaans name: Dinokeng Wildtuin

Dinokeng Game Reserve is a new private reserve that was opened in 2011. It is located near Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The reserve is well-stocked with wildlife and includes the Big 5.

One can take a drive through the reserve or go on an organised game drive or walk.

In the reserve one can stay at the Lodge, camp site or self-catering units. There are also a number of places nearby.

The reserve is located just off the N1 highway near Rust de Winter.

References and further reading

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 658 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 22

go! - Issue 133 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 90


Ezemvelo Nature Reserve

Entrance to the reserve

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve entrance

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Ezemvelo Nature Reserve is an attractive reserve about 45 km east of Pretoria. One of its great features is the varieties of activities available. Visitors can go game viewing, horse riding, fishing, mountain biking, putt-putt, swimming and more.

There are a few different accommodation options available including various huts and camping facilities. The reserve also caters for weddings and other functions. Day visitors are also welcome.

There is a wide variety of animals to be seen at Ezemvelo Nature Reserve including Eland, Black Wildebeest, Springbok, Black-backed Jackal and Waterbuck. Game drives, including night drives, are available.

Numerous species of birds have also been recorded. Some of the birds that may be seen include Blue Crane, Secretarybird, White-fronted Bee-eater, Woodland Kingfisher, Cape Longclaw and Ostrich


Above - Wildebeest graze on the grasslands

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Swimming pool

Above - The swimming pool is a popular destination on hot summers days

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Country Life - Issue 260 - Author: - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 36

Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 44


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