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Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Nelshoogte Area, Barberton 1200, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
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Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful romantic weekend away at Dawsons. The area, property and lodge is really beautiful, warm, cosy and tastefully decorated. The service was fantastic and the food very good, we especially loved the breakfasts! The rooms are really spacious, clean and has all the amenities and luxuries one can think of! Especially enjoyed the lovely... More

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Louisiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant safari meets old farm charm. Service is second to none, everyone knows their job, and all the staff individually care about YOU...this is NOT an exaggeration. We could not believe that such a place existed - secluded and quite, but we always felt taken care of, and everything we asked for or inquired about was met with prompt, genuine,... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I chose to celebrate our anniversary at this upscale, classy game lodge. We were pleasantly surprised the establishment met and exceeded our expectations. We thoroughly appreciated the value of the food, service, accommodations, activities and other amenities. Dawson's Game Lodge is extraordinary. From inquiry to check-in to our last moments, we were very pleased. The abundance of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the second year we stayed over at Dawson's on our way to Swaziland. Dawson's is truly exceptional. The staff are well trained and friendly, the food is fantastic, the rooms are large and comfortable. Everything is of the highest quality, and the whole lodge is exceptionally clean and neat. If you really want to get away from it... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at the Crooked Creekside Cottage. The cottage is secluded, has a wonderful view, is well stocked (in terms of kitchen appliances, utensils, wood for fires, etc) and serviced daily - a perfect spot for a romantic weekend away. However we were a bit disappointed with the quality of the activities, specifically: 1. we asked for a map/explanation of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This lodge really raises the bar when comparing to other places of similar price and claims. You cannot go wrong when you select Dawson's. Food was really good, staff very friendly, rooms were top drawer. This is a real Oasis in a desert of mediocrity when comparing to its competition. Stay their and enjoy what we were fortunate enough to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I visited Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge as the first 2 nights of our Honeymoon in December 2013 based on a recommendation by a friend. I was completely blown away by the sincere welcome and friendly service from all the staff but especially the manager, Rob van der Velde. He went out of his way to make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We used Dawson's as a stopover on the way to the Timbavati from Johannesburg. The location is stunning and peaceful. The staff were welcoming, and the food very good and well presented. Off the beaten track, but would go back in a heartbeat.

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Mitrovica, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It is surely a place where one can have total relaxation, enjoy great food and excellent services. A place can be beautiful, modern and have all...without soul, it has nothing. This place has really lots to say! Everything has been thought of very carefully and is being managed with lots of love and care. Every staff member with its contribution... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Treaty indulgence with best of class service. The air here is cleaner and time slows right down. Indulge in a bottle of the Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon with supper. Have a massage. Let the mountains rule your senses.

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Address: Nelshoogte Area, Barberton 1200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Barberton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge 4*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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