Location - fabulous! Less than 2 hours from our home in JHB.
Pool - DIVINE & an absolute bonus to the property.
Facilities - general kitchen area was great for a very relaxed family / friends vacation. Nothing fancy at all – basic, but perfectly adequate.
Would suggest more serving dishes & utensils.
DSTV was a nice surprise for the sports fanatics!
VERY SMALL FRIDGE & limited freezer space though. We were 8 pax & were using cooler boxes & bags of ice etc to keep things cool.
Rooms – basic, but adequate. Def not 5* but fine for a relaxed weekend in the bush. (Container 'kids' room is exceptionally hot!)
Reception is up & down if you rely on mobile signal.
We had very poor game viewing, but sometimes this happens - disappointing owing to the fact we had a guest from Canada with us for the 1st time in the bush, but sightings are never a guarantee. Ranger could have been a lot more informative & interactive - barely spoke to the guests on the vehicle. If there’s no game - at least tell the guests about the flora & fauna, the reserve, area history, weather etc.
Did have a lovely family of Woodlands Kingfishers nesting in the tree by the pool though - they were great to watch! Bird life in & around the camp is fabulous.
Staff – Moses & Disario (?!) were wonderful!! Such a blessing. Thank you for all the firewood & doing the copious amount of dishes!
Overall nice for a quick break from JHB, for a reasonable price.
Don’t expect too much & you wont be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dinonyane Bush Lodge is a 10 bed self catering lodge, situated in the Dinokeng Reserve. The Lodge is booked in its entirety, ensuring privacy for the group.Dinonyane (birds) is a charming Lodge situated in the heart of the Dinokeng bushveld. Only 40mins drive from Pretoria, or 60mins drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport in a malaria free area.Come and experience the magic of the African bushveld whilst enjoying a open fire in your own private boma. Walk through the bush and interact with nature. Experience an abundance of of birdlife and game set in a large variety of indigenous bush or just laze around the pool. Dinonyane Bush Lodge is the perfect base for exploring Dinokeng. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dinonyane Bush Lodge Africa/Cullinan