Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge

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The luxurious Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge are set in a spectacular, natural setting near Badplaas.

Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge, Barberton features a total of eight well-appointed rooms to which sixteen guests can be accommodated and offered; perfect tranquillity, delicious cuisine, and exciting activities await.

This region of South Africa is an ideal destination for outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing as well as bird watching. The lodge is suitable for a weekend getaway in the countryside and offers a perfect stopover place for the traveller coming from Johannesburg on the way to the Kruger National Park or the other way around.

Set between Machadadorp and Barberton at the end of a scenic, secluded valley, the Wildlife Reserve is a beautiful place of paradise occupying 5500 acres where trout dams and herds of the game can be found. Guests enjoy sundowners while admiring herds of Zebra, Eland, Impala, Wildebeest, Springbok and Impala.

The Nelshoogte Pass is located in proximity to the lodge winding its way through some of oldest rock formations in the world. It used to be the gateway to the Barberton gold rush. Thanks to the gold rush, the town of Barberton was the site of South Africa's first stock exchange.

This Dawson's country lodge near Badplaas provides eight rooms all of which are decorated in an African colonial theme creating a comfortable and stylish place. Every hotel room offers an en-suite bathroom with a big bathtub, a spacious shower as well as heated towel rails. The rooms fireplaces provide warmth and cosiness during the cooler months of the year.

The delicious meals are of very high quality, and the chef takes great pride in his excellent work. The dining room at the lodge reflects an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Guests have the choice of enjoying breakfast and lunch in the privacy of their hotel rooms or the dining room.

Romantic picnic baskets for lunch can be booked on request whereby guests may enjoy it anywhere within the wildlife reserve. An unforgettable and mouthwatering dinner is served in the outdoor boma around an open log fire, African style.

Besides from dining, reading, relaxing and enjoying the views, travellers staying Dawsons Lodge have many activities to choose from including:

  • Bass and trout fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Hikes and walks
  • Horse riding
  • Game viewing (Eland, Zebra, Impala, Springbok, Wildebeest and Impala)
  • Nearby sightseeing.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Facilities Available at Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge

  • Boma
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

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FAQs about Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge located?
Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge is located at the following location / address: Farm A20, Route 38.