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Guided Safari Activities available

Day Visitor Guided Safari Game drive

Join us for day trip from Pretoria – package includes a bush fire-side coffee upon arrival,  then climb on board  our open game vehicle for your 3 hour game drive, taking you through the Dinokeng Game Reserve’s landscapes –  in search of the big five game  –   African elephant, buffalo,  both black and white rhino, lion and leopard.   Not forgetting others species such as birds, rhinoceros beetles, leopard tortoise, and listening to interesting facts and stories about the fauna and flora of the bush veld.

Bush Walks – Early Moring

By appointment only; minimum of 4 people, maximum of 8 people per walk

For our more adventurous guests we also offer a walk on the wild side – experience up close the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush veld. Sightings may include animals, birds and plants which are often missed in a vehicle or on a game drive.  Two hour walks in the bush along with qualified and field guides.

Why choose Thorn Tree Bush Camp for your bush safari/game drive?

  • Friendly owners and staff on-site to provide you a memorable experience
  • Our guide is FGASA qualified and CATHSSETA registered
  • Online direct activity and accommodation availability and booking system
  • A variety of activities and accommodation options available
  • Thorn Tree Bush Camp facilities are reserved for camp residents and game drive guests only
  • Thorn Tree Bush Camp is rated 5 out of 5 by our guests
  • Thorn Tree Bush Camp is a nominee for the Sanlam Top Destinations Awards 2018
  • Thorn Tree Bush Camp is a proud member of the Dinokeng Game Reserve tourism association

Restaurants – places to eat inside Reserve


  • Arlington Brewery & Cidery – By combining their love for wildlife and genuine craft beer, your hosts David and Carin Hutchinson bring you Arlington Brewery and Cidery
  • Kingfisher (Mongena) – a la carte Kingfisher Restaurant whilst enjoying spectacular views over the dam and the plains of the Dinokeng Game Reserve
  • Kwalata – Kwalata now open for meals as well
  • Ngata – Ngata Smokehouse and Grill is also known for its mouth-watering steaks which have been wet and dry aged
  • Halfway There Diner – Posh Functions – Diner is open from 9 am to 8 pm every day for breakfast, lunch and supper
  • Tamboti – Owners Derrick and Pixie Cochran have developed a lovely a la carte menu with magical starters, stunning main courses and desserts to delight the most sweet-toothed guest
  • Tshikwalo – Tshikwalo’s Restaurant will be able to prickle your taste buds while you overlook the waterhole and the plains of Dinokeng Game Reserve

Restaurants – places to eat outside Reserve

  • Lazy River Bush Pub & Restaurant
  • Pizza – Tranquillity Spa Lodge
  • Several places in Roodeplaat Area
  • Several places in Cullinan Area

Activities & Things to do in the area


  • Accommodation with a difference, stay in a real ossewa – Tussen i Bome
  • Adventure Activities eg. Zip-lining, Abseiling, Archery, Quads, Horseback Safari – www.azcullinan.co.za
  • Birding
  • Casino @ The Carousel
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting (Ngiri)
  • Cullinan Mine Tours –www.diamondtourscullinan.co.za or www.cullinan-tours.co.za
  • Fishing @ Rust de Winter Dam, Bass Lake Adventures (catch & release)
  • Game drives @ Thorn Tree Bush Camp and various other lodges, ask your hosts
  • Golf (Roodeplaat)
  • Guided bush walks, ask your hosts
  • Hot Air balloon
  • Hot Water Pools @ Forever Resort Bela Bela (Warrmbaths)
  • Microlights –  facebook.com/microlightfamilyadventures
  • Mystic Monkeys & Feathers
  • Naturist Resort @ SunEden
  • Quads (Ngiri & Mangwa Valley)
  • Selfdrive – buy your selfdrive permit and view the park at your own leisure  – Dinokeng Self Drive Route
  • Spa treatments (Intundla)
  • Tswaing Crater
  • Weddings – Gabbata Lodge, Intundla Lodge, Woodlands Lodge, Kwalata, Mongena, Manga Valley Lodge
$ ZAR 010 300 5774 Thorn Tree Bush Camp Thorn Tree Bush Camp CC
Thorn Tree Bush Camp, Dinokeng Game Reserve, Hammanskraal, 0400, ZA
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