The first free-roaming big five game reserve in Gauteng and part of the South African government’s Blue IQ projects. Created and developed with the ideology of ecotourism intended to be both enjoyable, economically viable and ethical. Therefore, the reserve is in strict accordance with conservation aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the ecosystem and biodiversity.
History of the Dinokeng Game Reserve?
Dinokeng Game Reserve was officially opened in 2011 after they had secured four of the big 5 for the reserve. However, as of 2018, the reserve has introduced rhinos in the reserve. Therefore, making it a genuine big 5 game reserve. The name ‘Dinokeng’ means ‘place of rivers’ in Setswana and currently sits at approximately 21 000 hectares in size.
The drive behind establishing Dinokeng was to drive economic development through tourism and the use of local natural resources. Therefore, increasing the employment rate and living conditions of local communities, conservation and education about environmental awareness, responsibility, and local culture.
At Dinokeng Game Reserve ecotourism goes beyond conservation and economic development, the reserve centres around environmental responsibility and eco-friendly travel. Therefore, they have implemented initiatives that centre around conservation and eliminating the detrimental impact of traditional tourism on wildlife and the larger environment
Once a month of every month the reserve invites the public to be educated on conservation and aspects of wildlife by experts in their field.
Going beyond the call of education also acting upon conservation. The reserve invites the public to assist in regulating its ecosystem. Therefore, activities based on predator and prey ratio, population control, big cat exchanges and control of alien species.
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What to do at Dinokeng Game Reserve?
- Self-drive route
- Picnic site & bird hides
- Guided Game Drives (day & night)
- Guided bush walks
- Bass Fishing
- Bush lunch picnics
- Sunset boat cruises
- Fine dining and sundowners
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