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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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 17
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 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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  • Luxury Tented Bush Chalet Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Set right against the fence this chalet was designed to bring the bush into the room.A roll away single bed can be... see more
    from R1250 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Luxury Tented Bush Chalet Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Set in the middle of the fenced in area this room boasts a pull out sleeper coach to accommodate children sharing the... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Sleeper couch, Outdoor shower
        from R1250 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Luxury Tented Bush Chalet 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This chalet is set furthest away from the central lounges and is ideal for a romantic breakaway.The luxury self cateri... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan see more King beds, DStv, En-suite, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Garden views
            from R1250 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Luxury Tented Bush Chalet 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Chalet 4 is hidden away with a private patio and braai area and opens up to a view of the bush against the fence. Wake... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Garden views
                from R1250 Room rate
                • Adults

                  Reviews for LookOutSafariLodge - “The Heartbeat of Africa”

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                  andré Bonthuys
                  28 August 2018

                  From the arrival to departure, excellent Lodge total offering, well equipped and we were looked after by Edwin & Simon whom did an excellent job.Nothing was to much to ask for, the views from the Lodge, animals coming late afternoon to water pond - luxury feel in the bush.All family members / 7 Pax were so please and every expectation was surpassed, privacy of Chalets absolutely perfect. Central area for relaxing, cooking and dining was perfectly equipped.Will for sure stay at Outlook Safari Lodge again.Andre Bonthuys+966 538 318 353

                  Gerno Eksteen
                  01 May 2018

                  Beautiful, clean and spacious chalet!Although the place was fully booked, we never heard or saw any of the other people and we were sitting outside our chalet all the time!It was so nice to be able to have a nice braai on our own at our chalet and not to share any facilities with other guests.Will definitely stay there again, without a doubt!

                  Tessa Shellard
                  01 May 2018

                  Loved the ambiance of the small lodge. Exceptionally neat & everything one requires.

                  Tanya Erasmus
                  30 April 2018

                  From the moment we drove into LookoutSafarilodge, we felt so special. The setting is beautiful, private with a very close feel to nature. The Bush Chalets are breathtaking and very romantic! The Chalets were beautifully decorated, clean and absolutely stunning. The outdoor shower was something different and we woke up every morning with a view of the bush. Derek, the Lodge Manager is a very special person and attended to all our needs, with nothing too much trouble for him. We absolutely loved the place and will definitely return.

                  Shaun Hopcroft
                  29 April 2018

                  Lookout safari lodge is perfect for that peaceful/private/romantic getaway with units that are a perfect combination of luxury and wilderness by being able to open up the 'walls' for an ultimate bush experience. Not forgetting the amazing service by the grounds keeper(derek) who will attend to any of your needs in a positive manner. This is really a true gem in in the bush

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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

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