Situated in the Heart of the Dinokeng Game Reserve
Offers an Amazing African Bush Experience for Local and International Visitors
Tshikwalo Game Lodge is situated within the malaria-free Dinokeng Game Reserve, the first free-roaming Big-5 game reserve in Gauteng and offers an amazing African bush experience for local and international visitors. The name of the lodge has its origin in the Monkeythorn tree or Tshikwalo as it is known in Venda. This beautiful specimen tree is known to provide dappled shade, a very true reflection what you will experience at Tshikwalo Game Lodge.
Tshikwalo Game Lodge is a mere 30 minutes’ drive north of Pretoria and a 60 minutes’ drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg. Tshikwalo, offering self-catering accommodation and a function venue, has an experienced and capable team, to ensure that you have a memorable visit, returning again and again to enjoy the pleasant and tranquil African bush experience.
The Dinokeng Game Reserve is a partnership between landowners, the Gauteng Government, Blue IQ and all the local communities. A sizable 12 500 hectares of ‘bushveld’ in north-east Gauteng is fenced in, and the introduction of game has been completed – including the ‘Big-5’. We invite you to escape from the ‘busy-ness’ of the city – to come and spend a few days close to nature, relaxing, refreshing the soul, de-stressing, and appreciating the magnificence of the African bush at our Dinokeng accommodation.
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Premier Accommodation in Dinokeng Game Reserve:
Accommodation at Tshikwalo Game Lodge is perfect for families and groups as well as corporate groups, wanting to escape the city and enjoy a true ‘African’ adventure.
Tshikwalo offers 5 Self-Catering Standard Chalets that can accommodate 2 single people or a couple (king). It has an en-suite shower/bathroom with a kitchenette that will provide you with everything you need to prepare a simple meal. All the chalets walk out onto a patio with a table, chairs as well as braai that overlooks the bush.
These 3 luxury chalets can accommodate 2 single guests or a couple (king) and also offers the option of a sleeper couch for small children. These chalets are spacious and well equipped for self-catering needs with a large patio with tables, chairs and braai. The shower/bathroom is also en-suite.
2 Bedroom Chalet:
Our 2-bedroom, 4-sleeper chalet is fully fitted for self-catering visitors. This chalet can accommodate either 4 single guests or 2 couples and is ideal for families with children. Enjoy a braai at your own private boma and cool down after a day of game viewing around the pool.
Our 10 sleeper family chalet has 3 bedrooms (either 3 king or 6 singles) and loft with 4 single beds. It also has an outside shower, 2 bathrooms with showers and baths, 3 patios and private braai area.
A second 10 sleeper house is situated just a few meters from the main lodge. 5 bedrooms with single beds to accommodate 10 people with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room. This property is completely private with its own swimming pool and braai area.
The en-suite ladies and gents dorms offer 10 x bunk-beds each (sleeping 20). This facility is ideal for family groups or school groups.
30 campsites with (water and electrical points to share) ablution and dish-washing facilities. Most of the campsites are shaded and most is on grass. Some of our campsites are situated on the perimeter of our property and are more secluded and not on grass.
Tshikwalo Game Lodge’s Restaurant will stimulate your taste buds while you overlook the waterhole and the plains of Dinokeng Game Reserve.
The newly built restaurant has a beautiful wooden viewing deck to give you a relaxing feeling in the bush, while you are enjoying your fine food or a refreshing drink. The restaurant is open 7 days a week and offers an extended menu and beverage menu to fulfil all expectations. The restaurant is also available for weddings, functions, birthday celebrations and conferences.
We encourage our guests to inform us of any special event or celebration. We would love to make your table special with extra decorations or a small gift that can make your celebration and special moment even more special!
Tshikwalo Game Lodge Restaurant leaves you with a sense of well-being, and special memories.
Tshikwalo Game Lodge is perfectly suited for conferencing and teambuilding activities. Companies find it most suitable for “bosberaad” or retreats, secluded from the rush of the city, where delegates can focus on the intended reason of the event. Our conference delegates go home relaxed, refreshed and enthused.
Our team strive to design the best package for your needs and budget. Other groups include family functions, church & school camps, pre-wedding events, ladies’ retreats and leadership training.
Our facilities are ideal for:
bible study groups
private functions such as family reunions and birthdays.
Our conference facilities can accommodate a maximum of 60 delegates, and you have various options regarding the conference room layout, and catering. Tshikwalo Game Lodge also offers “venue only” options. Please contact us for further information.
We also offer our conference delegates accommodation, game drives, boma braai’s and much more. We strive to provide best and professional service at all times.
Tshikwalo has a very special venue that is ideal during conferences and staff training, but also for more intimate groups like 21st birthdays, 40th birthdays etc. This facility includes a fire pit and fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Please give us the opportunity to provide you with catering options so that you can relax and enjoy your special moment and celebrations.
Tshikwalo offers various special packages during the year. We pride ourselves in keeping love and romance alive and our Special Couples package is very popular.
Package include the following:
Dinner Bed and Breakfast for a Couple for Two Nights
Breakfast at Tshikwalo ’s Restaurant for Two People
One Game Drive for Two People (Snack and Drink free)
3 Course Dinner at Tshikwalo’s Restaurant overlooking Dinokeng Big 5 Reserve for Two People (1 Cocktail each for free)
3 Course Candle Light Private Bush Dinner for Two People (Small Champaign included)
Breakfast at Tshikwalo ’s Restaurant for Two People
During special times in the year e.g. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Winter specials, please refer to our website for special deals/packages or contact us directly.
Dinokeng Game Reserve near Pretoria is the ultimate ‘safari getaway’ in Gauteng.
Tshikwalo Game Lodge offers guided game drives on an open Safari vehicle with a qualified guide with sightings of the Big-5. The game drive normally takes 2.5-3 hours to complete and during the drive a scenic spot is usually sought out to stop and enjoy your drink and snack while you view the sunset over the African bush.
Self-Drive Game Drives:
On 16 December 2014, Dinokeng introduced the DGR ‘Wilderness Way’ self-drive route, with more planned for the near future. This is proving to be a very popular game viewing experience for visitors to Dinokeng.
Why not treat yourself to a romantic bush picnic during your stay? You will be taken with our game viewer to a secluded spot overlooking the dam where your picnic will await you. Chilled drinks and platters with mouth-watering food will complement this outing.
Romantic Bush Dinner:
Our romantic bush dinner is set in a secluded spot in our private boma. You will be amazed to be completely alone in the bush only accompanied by a small fire and candlelight. Your food and drinks will be served to you by an attending waiter while you listen to the nocturnal sounds of Africa
Other things to do at Tshikwalo Game Lodge:
High Tea for Ladies:
Tshikwalo Restaurant offers a High Tea for ladies celebrating any special occasion like birthdays, kitchen teas and baby showers. A minimum of 10 guests are required to book this event. Pre-bookings and arrangements are essential.