About Kiasoma

Come and visit our lodge accommodation near the famous Big Five Dinokeng Game Reserve

Authentic African Bushveld Accommodation

Welcome to Kiasoma Lodge

Near to the pretty town of Cullinan and the famous Big 5 Dinokeng Game Lodge, Kiasoma Lodge is an unforgettable family-run game lodge.

Our traditionally built building features all the home comforts you’d expect with genuine South African hospitality.

Observe incredible wildlife and enjoy spectacular views, with perfect weather and unforgettable experiences in our beautiful corner of South Africa.

Our holidays offer affordable, exclusive trips for those who want to experience something special in the South African wilderness.

We offer a variety of wildlife and nature discovery experiences which can be tailored to create an unforgettable personal experience.

Sunset over the South african Sunset

Situated in a green and beautiful garden like a beautiful jewel in the surrounding bush. Our accommodation consists of a series of unique lodges set around the gardens. Early risers can catch a glimpse of the local wildlife moving through the valley and the gardens before breakfast – a truly magical experience. Sit in the sun, relax by the pool, enjoy hearty home-cooked food and of course, our well-stocked bar, or join us on our many adventures.

We at Kiasoma are a small privately owned family lodge. Situated deep in the African bush yet only 20 minutes away from town and one hour from Johannesburg airport.

This is your holiday, your way as part of our family.

A Rich Traditional South African heritage in the Heart of Gauteng

History of Kiasoma and Cullinan

Located in the heart of beautiful Cullinan (the discovery place of the world’s largest-ever diamond) and just 35 minutes north of Pretoria, Kiasoma has been welcoming guests for many years, first as a wellness and spa retreat and then as a private lodge. 

The pretty town of Cullinan located near Kiasoma Lodge is a famous stop along the South African diamond route.  Cullinan was made famous when the largest gem-quality rough diamond was discovered in 1907.  At 3,106.75 carats the Cullinan diamond still holds the record as the largest diamond ever found.   Cullinan still has an active open cast mine in operation and it is the world’s third-largest diamond producer to this day.

Cullinan is famous not just for diamonds, it has a thriving tourism industry too.  The famous Cullinan mine is open for tours and there are many varied attractions from high adrenalin zip lining to golfing on heritage golf courses. 

The province of Cullinan is located in the Dinokeng conservation area and is home to the largest wildlife sanctuary in Gauteng, Dinokeng Game reserve.

Dinokeng is malaria free and is the only reserve in Gauteng that is home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, black rhinoceros, African bush elephant, and African buffalo).  In addition to the Big Five animals, many other animals such as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, brown hyenas, wildebeests, red hartebeests, tsessebe, eland, kudu, impalas, antelopes, monkeys, hippopotamus and crocodiles can be observed in their natural habitat at Dinokeng.

The name Dinokeng is derived from the language of the Batswana and Pedi people, and is roughly translated as “a place of rivers”. Due to the close proximity of waters, grass and bush, this unique environment is home to over 360 species of bird and is considered one of South Africa’s premier bird-watching areas.