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Dawson's Game and Trout Lodge

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5.0 of 5
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Nelshoogte Area, Barberton 1200, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What a great way to start a 3 week vacation. Dawson offers a stunning views with relaxing and beautiful accommodation. The food and service combined with family activities make for a great family getaway.

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a lovely stay in the fisherman's cottage on the property of Dawson's lodge. While it is not the luxury of the lodge, it suited our family really well for a break, and was good value. The fishing on the property was great, although there is no longer a dam right next to the cottage. We also enjoyed the... More 

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Bornerbroek, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If we had known, we would have stayed longer. Lodge is beautiful. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are excellent, with fireplace, the staff light it up during diner, so you return to a comfortably warm room. The Food was very good. Will definitely return to this place. It has a large pool with great view of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We attended a family wedding for a week in November and had a wonderful time. The staff were amazing and the prices for drinks etc were very reasonable. They couldn't do enough to help make your stay enjoyable. The food was great and the wedding was stunning - thank you for a great trip! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a night at Dawsons recently. It was absolutely amazing. The site itself was special (from the beautiful surrounds to the gorgeously appointed rooms,) but what placed Dawsons in our absolute top 'places to visit' was the hospitality of the staff. I cannot recall any other place that has made us feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We booked the rental cottage at Dawsons for one night. What a brilliant option it turned out to be. Comfortable, well located, private and slept 6 of us. Highly recommended and very good value. What we saw of the main lodge looked truly magnificent, and touches like welcome drinks and very friendly staff just made it perfect. This really is... More 

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Secunda, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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