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Dawson's Game & Trout Lodge

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Restaurants

Dining Room

Marvel at the chef’s innovative talent while sitting back to enjoy the atmosphere, savoring the taste and aroma of cuisine in its most extreme form.

Breakfast and lunch can be served either in the privacy of the guests own room, on the patio or enjoyed in the dining hall.  The Lodge makes their granola, infuse their signature ice-tea with home-grown herbs, venison and trout dishes to emulate their name: game and trout lodge.

For a romantic lunch, the chef will prepare a sumptuous picnic basket that can accompany guests on a self-drive outing to any secluded point on the reserve. Finally, for a real African experience, dinner can be taken in at the traditional African-style boma, around an open log fire. Picnics – brunch at trout dam; or on the lawn under the trees.

Spa

Spa Facilities

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge offers their guests spa treatments that focus specifically on detoxification and de-stressing in an inspiring environment. Debra started Dandy-Line Spa at Dawsons. Stiglingh, a renowned therapist whose treatments embody her “All natural, all hands on” approach. 

Lengthy treatments beside the fireplace in the privacy and warmth of a guests cottage or outside on the grassland plains of the aloe trees are filled with scents of peppermint, ginger, camphor, lemon verbena, coffee and vanilla.

Dandy-Line’s products are all organic and locally grown, prepared on-site by the therapists, ensuring a holistic approach to the wellness process. Conveniently located off the R38 between Badplaas and Barberton in Mpumalanga, this exclusive game and trout lodge promises unique service and hospitality.

With eight luxurious suites overlooking the Nelshoogte Valley, rooms are new in style with a warm African ambience, off-set with elegant bathrooms and cosy fireplaces. View a variety of fauna and flora, participate in excellent trout fishing or perfect experience game viewing on horseback.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Bird watching

This area of South Africa is home to a unique combination of bird species to thrill even the most avid birder.  Some species include Knysna Louries, Malachite Hum-bird, Olive Bush-Shrike, Trumpeter Hornbill and many more occasional visitors and seasonal migrants.

Game viewing

Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge does not have any dangerous animals on the property, so it is the ideal opportunity to view game safely on foot.  The daily game drives provide guests with the opportunity to either walk from a point or enjoy a unique bush picnic set up on top of a hill overlooking the valley.

Fly fishing

While away the hours by doing what comes naturally at one of the seven well-stocked dams at the Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge.  Expert tuition is available, and guests may have a gourmet picnic set up to enjoy while to practice the art of casting.  The lodge practises catch and release only.

 

Hiking and Walking

The hiking and walking opportunities on the Dawson’s Game & Trout Lodge Estate are endless. Walk along 100-year-old water canals to a spectacular waterfall or climb to Leonard’s Rock, the highest point of the surrounding mountains, and enjoy the magnificent view overlooking the entire valley.

Restricted by very little as there are no dangerous animals to be wary of, guests can explore every inch of the 2000 hectare property.   As a result, the Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge in Mpumalanga is an ideal location for young children to experience nature and make the most of the wide-open spaces

Horseback Safaris

Hoofbeat Safaris offers professional horse rides for all ages and gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Lowveld scenery as well as game viewing on horseback. Excellent packages are on offer that adds value to your ride and creates that experience of a lifetime.

Sightseeing

The Lodge is well known for its spectacular scenery, wildlife, and historical interest.  Exciting day drives can be taken to nearby Barberton, Pilgrims Rest (home of the South Africa’s historic Gold Rush), Graskop, Sabie, and Swaziland, as well as the Kruger National Park.

Quad Biking

Quad biking at the Dawson's Estate is a great activity for families to enjoy together as well as corporate groups as part of a team building exercise.  The Lodge offers some thrilling and exceptionally beautiful trails with something for everyone to enjoy.

Archery

In no time, total novices will be hitting the target in real groupings and notching respectable scores thanks to the expert tuition of the experienced instructors.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

The Lodge gives guests the opportunity to give this noble sport a fair try – guests will surprise themselves how well they do under the expert guidance and reassuring manner of professionals.

Spa treatments
Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge offers their guests spa treatments that focus specifically on detoxification and de-stressing in an inspiring environment. Debra started Dandy-Line Spa at Dawsons.Stiglingh, a renowned therapist whose treatments embody her “All natural, all hands on” approach. Lengthy treatments beside the fireplace in the privacy and warmth of a guests cottage or outside on the grassland plains of the aloe trees are filled with scents of peppermint, ginger, camphor, lemon verbena, coffee and vanilla.
 
Dandy-Line’s products are all organic and locally grown, prepared on-site by the therapists, ensuring a holistic approach to the wellness process. Conveniently located off the R38 between Badplaas and Barberton in Mpumalanga, this exclusive game and trout lodge promises unrivalled service and hospitality.
 
With eight luxurious suites overlooking the Nelshoogte Valley, rooms are new in style with a warm African ambience, off-set with elegant bathrooms and cosy fireplaces. View a variety of fauna and flora, participate in exceptional trout fishing or experience perfect game viewing on horseback.

Conferences & Events

Dawson's Conference Venue

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa, offers fully inclusive packages as well as day packages, to suit different conference and meeting requirements. With magnificent views, neat venues and amazing staff conferencing at the Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge is a great success.

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Babysitting
  • Housekeeping service
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Double Room

# Rooms:
8

The magnificent Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge offers exclusive luxury in individually styled rooms. The rich decor creates an African ambience with elegant bathrooms and cosy fireplaces. Eight luxurious en-suite rooms feature large Victorian-style bathrooms.  The facilities are of the highest standard.

Room facilities and amenities:

  • Large suites with dry-stone interior walls
  • Percale linen
  • King size 4-poster beds
  • Hand picked antique furniture
  • Fireplaces
  • Sherry and nuts
  • Walk-in closet
  • Heated towel rails
  • Fully stocked mini-bars with Dawson’s home-made chocolate chip cookies as well as freshly ground coffee
Single Room R1990
Double Room R3230

Twin Room

# Rooms:
8

The magnificent Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge offers exclusive luxury in individually styled rooms. The rich decor creates an African ambience with elegant bathrooms and cosy fireplaces. Eight luxurious en-suite rooms feature large Victorian-style bathrooms. The facilities are of the highest standard.

Room facilities and amenities:

  • Large suites with dry-stone interior walls
  • Percale linen
  • King size 4-poster beds
  • Hand picked antique furniture
  • Fireplaces
  • Sherry and nuts
  • Walk-in closet
  • Heated towel rails
  • Fully stocked mini-bars with Dawson’s home-made chocolate chip cookies as well as freshly ground coffee
Single Room R1990
Double Room R3230

Cottage

# Rooms:
1

The Crooked Creekside Cottage is ideal for families as it can sleep four adults in the bedrooms as well as two children in the lounge on a sleeper couch. Leading off from the lounge is a fully self-catering kitchen and dining room. Downstairs is a bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet while upstairs a larger room and en-suite bathroom with a bath can be found.

Single Room R2080
Double Room R2080

Homestead

# Rooms:
1

The Homestead is only to available to be booked out as a whole and cannot be reserved as individual rooms.This old farmhouse has been restored and now offers four en-suite bathrooms, one inter-leading room and two separate rooms that share a bathroom, accommodating a maximum of 14 people. In addition, to the seven bedrooms, the homestead also features a lounge with TV, indoor and outdoor braais and its pool.

Single Room R8050
Double Room R8050
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.849075

Longitude: 30.754407

Directions

The Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge is located on the R38 between Barberton and Badplaas.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star