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About LookOutSafariLodge - “The Heartbeat of Africa”

The Lookout Safari Lodge is located within the malaria free Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, a short 30 min drive from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa or approximately 70 minutes drive from OR. Tambo International Airport. The name of the lodge originates from the view offered from the central lodge area which overlooks a natural dam which attracts various game species, including the Big 5, allowing the guest to enjoy game sightings from the comfort of the lodge area.

It is designed around a central entertainment area raised on to a high platform ensuring unsurpassed views over the bush. The entertainment area offers a seating and viewing area, dining area for 10 and a fully equipped kitchen and built in braai. The fire pit next to the swimming pool and entertainment area allows for evenings spent under the stars around a crackling fire. In the daytime guest can soak up the summer sun lounging next to the splash pool.If game viewing is no longer an option the lounge also offers DSTV facilities.

The Lookout Safari Lodge offers 4 luxury non – smoking self-catering tented chalets, each uniquely designed to cater for privacy and to maximize the bush experience for the visiting guest. The en–suite chalets are ideally suited for a couple’s romantic weekend getaway. Each chalet has a small equipped kitchen and a patio dining area as well as its own private bushveld boma and braai/barbeque facility, providing the opportunity to enjoy the perfect camp fire under starry lit African skies.

The Lookout Safari Lodge can also be booked in its entirety by small groups or friends, being it a family gathering for a special event or an executives’ “bos beraad” or “lekgotla”. Guest visiting the Lookout Safari Lodge has the option to view game in the comfort of their own vehicle through selfdrive game viewing routes offered by the Dinokeng Game Reserve or to book a game drive which is conducted in an open safari game viewer vehicle. Notwithstanding the Big 5 roaming the area, the Lodge and its surrounding area is a birders paradise, ideal for bird watching.

Safari: Experience the bush and free roaming game through open safari vehicle excursions or from the luxury of the lodge viewing deck, overlooking the waterhole - Game drives can be booked with informed guides.

Wedding Venues: We do not cater for weddings but the wedding party can stay in perfect harmony with nature away from the hustle and bustle of the preparations at one of the wedding venues in close proximity.

Family friendly: Can accommodate children over 12- Two of our rooms can be converted into family suites with a sofa bed or pull out beds for children to share a room with their parents.

Romantic: The four luxurious open plan suites with a freestanding bath and outdoor veranda offers an elegant bush experience. Blinds instead of walls can be retracted to create an open space where you can enjoy your downtime and soak in the surrounding bush.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We do not offer credit card facilities therefore a 50% deposit by means of an EFT of total booking value is required when making the booking, with the balance being paid 48 hours before arrival at the lodge.
Rates quoted include VAT but not tourism and entrance levies.
Minimum stay, two nights.
A Once Off Dinokeng Conservation Fee of...
We do not offer credit card facilities therefore a 50% deposit by means of an EFT of total booking value is required when making the booking, with the balance being paid 48 hours before arrival at the lodge.
Rates quoted include VAT but not tourism and entrance levies.
Minimum stay, two nights.
A Once Off Dinokeng Conservation Fee of R40.00 per adult and R25.00 per child (2-12y) is charged and payable at the entrance gate to the reserve.
Dinokeng Self Drive packages are available at – 1 day @ R125.00, 2 days @ R250.00 and 3 days @ R450.00.
Game Drives are available at an additional fee of R200.00 per person with bookings to be made 48 hours prior to arrival.
Please note that the communal lodge and chalets are smoke free facilities.
Guests are limited to the number of beds per room, except for two rooms which can accommodate children 13 years and older on request. An additional bed fee of R300.00 per child is applicable.
Regrettably no children under the age of 13 years.
Lodge can accommodate 12 persons.
The Lodge has a noise policy and no loud music is allowed by visiting guest.
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  • Deluxe Chalet Deluxe Chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 The chalet features a ceiling fan, television with satellite channels, full kitchen with microwave and refrigerator,... see more
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      • Deluxe Family Chalet Deluxe Family Chalet Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Family chalet features a ceiling fan, coffee/tea-making facilities, television with satellite channels, 2 bathrooms,... see more
        • Adults
          • executive tented chalet Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The executive tented chalet is set against the fence and some times guests would be lucky enough to watch wildlife passi... see more
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              Reviews for LookOutSafariLodge - “The Heartbeat of Africa”

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              Dawie Kotze
              21 October 2019

              Air-Conditioning unit in the chalet

              Andrew Dobie
              26 May 2019

              LooKout Safari Lodge is a Hodden Gem in the Middle of Dinokeng game reserve.When we arrived we were greeted with with a smile an shown around. The Lady (Forgot her Name) Showed us the communal Lodge Facilities and then to to our Beautiful Chalet. There is everything that you need in this wonderful self catering Chalet. The Chalet has the ability to completely open up which makes it possible to sit on your bed and feel like you are outside. The Chalet has a beautiful bathroom and an extremely comfortable King size bed. We could hear teh Lions roaring at 03:00am The main Lodge has a beautiful...
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              Nadine Hatchett
              23 April 2019

              Absolutely loved our stay at Lookout Safari Lodge. Peaceful place with super friendly staff and fantastic accommodation. Will definitely come back again.

              Marinda Oosthuizen
              08 April 2019

              Absolutely love this place! Great value for money! Location perfect, love the feeling of being in the bush! Will definitely re-visit!

              Pierre Smith
              26 February 2019

              This place is amazing. Who would’ve thought that this close to Pretoria one could find such a secluded place of rest. Dinokeng was filled with incredible animal sightings all the way. We were awakened on the first night with loud roars of the Lions and the birdlife is amazing.The lodge itself is a real treat. Privacy is of the best and we had the privilege to be the first guests in the brand new unit. There were some small things but the staff responded professionally and well on our requests. Audrey who hosted us is a joyful, lively host who does all her work with passion. We slept like roya...
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              LookOutSafariLodge - “The Heartbeat of Africa” is 8.4km from the centre of Dinokeng Game Reserve , the nearest airport 50km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling