One hour just north-east of Johannesburg and Pretoria, lies the warm, big-sky region of Dinokeng, source of the world’s largest diamond, an area that sparkles with natural, cultural, and historical attractions. The Greater Dinokeng Area, meaning “a place of rivers”, is a region in northern Gauteng rich in natural, cultural, and historical heritage sites.

Dinokeng’s four major tourist hubs are:

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

- the Roodeplaat dam, a birders’ paradise;

- the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng’s only free-roaming Big-Five reserve, and

- Dinokeng Central is the best-kept secret as well as the springboard for visiting the other hubs.

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KwaThabisile Game Lodge is conveniently and uniquely situated in the heart of Dinokeng, a premier tourist destination steeped in cultural, historical and natural heritage which also boasts the Big 5 (Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard) on our doorstep!

We are situated in Dinokeng Central one of the 3 hubs of the Greater Dinokeng area. There are a host of activities in the surrounding areas within a 20km radius to meet whatever needs you may have.

Should you want to enjoy all the fun activities in Dinokeng, we are more than happy to make recommendations as we have on-site and off-site activities. Dinokeng is truly a wonderful eco-tourist destination which caters for all kinds of fun.

We also recommend that you view our Facebook page for various activities that are on offer such as game drives, horse riding, zip-lining, abseiling, micro-lighting, day spas, historical and township tours and so much more!

Please view the replies on our ‘Pinned Post’ for contact information on various activities in the 4 HUBS of Dinokeng:

  • HUB 1 –  Dinokeng Central
  • HUB 2 – Dinokeng Game Reserve (Big 5)
  • HUB 3 – Cullinan Historical Village
  • HUB 4 – Roodeplaat Dam

We can also recommend vehicle hire or transfers for you.

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At the heart of KwaThabisile Game Lodge lies a genuine love of the African Bush. We have 200ha of abundant game, birds, and natural beauty. Discover the bush through gentle strolls and easy walks and be guaranteed to sight a huge variety of wildlife; zebra, impala, wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu, duiker, warthog, jackal, vervet monkeys, bushbabies, mongoose, caracal and over 250 species of birds.

Our beautiful pool is wonderfully refreshing on hot summer days and the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail or light lunch.

We have a communal room with DSTV, as well as ping pong, board games, books and magazines. Most of our guests find it refreshing to chat, play games, or simply be in others’ company reading a good book.

Children are always welcome at KwaThabisile and love to play on the outdoor trampoline, sandpit with toys, swings, bicycles and other games.

For the more adventurous we have numerous mountain bike, hiking, and 4×4 trails that are currently under development.

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At KwaThabisile Bush Retreat, although we offer a number of exciting activities at the lodge itself, we understand that relaxation means something different for each person. We are situated in a leading tourist destination which offers an amazing number of different activities to suit every need. Here are a few options:

  • Game drives (with a ranger or self-drives)
  • Golf
  • Lion talks
  • Health & Massage Spas
  • Ziplining
  • Horseriding
  • Abseiling
  • Quad biking
  • Microlighting
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Cycle Safaris (MTB bike trails)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Steam Train
  • Fishing
  • Rowing
  • Rehabilitation Centres

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KwaThabisile is conveniently situated in an area filled with exciting possibilities for a wonderful day out. Whether you’re looking for a specialist activity or just for driving aimlessly looking for interesting encounters, we will point you in the right direction with a good map.

Here are a few options:


A quaint old mining village filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, museum, tours, etc.


Meteor crater – one of the 7 impact sites in the world


Cullinan Tours, Mandela Village, Ndebele Village, Refilwe Township


Ludwigs’ Rose Farm

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