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Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge

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Nelshoogte Area, Barberton 1200, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015
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Secunda, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The homestead is a wonderful accommodation for a group travelling together especially with kids. The place has everything you need for your self catering stay, fully stocked kitchen, functional living and dining areas, nice private swimming pool, indoor and outdoor braai areas. You also get a helper to assist with cleaning during the day. Lots of animal roaming around. Lots... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a wonderful 4 nights staying in the Homestead over xmas.. the place is everything you could ever dreamed of.. wonderful rooms, amazing dining area, superb views of the lake.. lovely pool to cool off in.. nice walks.. great fun quad biking.. it was really a Christmas to remember.. oh yes. and Rejoice who works for the Homestead is... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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54 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The setting of this place is just spectacular, nestled between wide open plains, steep hills, plantations, and complete with an idyllic lake as well as a waterfall high up in the hills. Dimensions are gargantuan, and the facilities match the environment. A true large-scale country experience. Rooms are equally big, and fittingly decorated. Very nice and friendly staff. The only... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were made to feel incredibly welcomed and valued by the staff at Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge. The staff are incredibly warm, welcoming and hospitable - waiting on you hand and foot to ensure that everything is perfect. The rooms are large and incredibly spacious, comprising of a lounge... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Dawson's is beautiful, luxurious, peaceful and authentic all in one. I would recommend a visit to anyone! The staff is wonderful and everyone goes out of their way to make your stay a pleasurable one! You can relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful scenery, you can quad bike and go game viewing, you can bush hike or just... More 

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have just returned home from a spectacular weekend at Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge, enjoying the wedding of our daughter. Cornel and her staff at Dawson's contributed immensely to making a magical and successful wedding day and reception evening. They anticipated and responded promptly and creatively to every need that arose, working tirelessly the entire weekend. Cornel is a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Spend two days with hubby and newborn. Excellent place to disconnect from everyday life. We rent the cottage and had dinners from main lodge delivered to us. Cottage has everything you need and everything is so clean. Staff was very friendly though they do not offer any activities if you dont inquire. Will definitely go back!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The lodge is beautiful inside out! This is really a special place with cozy spots next to the fireplace where you can curl up with a book or sitting on the patio outside enjoying the beauty of nature. There is a very nice variety of wildlife and birdlife. I did some hiking and cycling but preferred hiking. If you are... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My family goes on an annual retreat; we seek out unique and beautiful places across South Africa & then all 12 of us descend on the place for 4 days of fun. Dawsons Homestead was AMAZING and a perfect fit for us. We booked this self-catering gem and loved every minute of it. Diana bent over backwards to help us... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Old world charm in the heart of Mpumalanga. If ever you want to get away for a peaceful, quiet, romantic time, this is the place. Beautifully decorated, magnificent views of the vistas, delicious meals and amazing service - the personnel make this a very special experience, one you long to go back to. We stayed in the Self Catering Log... More 

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