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Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge
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Reviewed November 22, 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.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 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 has made this place so special and very welcoming. A total refresh for mind, body and soul!

Thanks to Rob and the entire team for making our stay a wonderful and unique experience! We loved it!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

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.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Superb luxury accommodation, romantic & relaxing. Staff are all exceptionally friendly & willing to help with all of your needs. It felt like home away from home. We'll definitely return. Thank you to Rob & all the staff for a wonderful long weekend

Room Tip: All rooms are the same in size & very spacious should you need to take a camp cot along for the...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We often go to Dawsons and stay in the self-catering Homestead. It is a self-catering experience with a difference.... the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, fire places in winter, swimming pool, huge lawn for the kids to play on or to put out a picnic blanket and soak up some sun, large entertainment area with fireplace. There is also Rejoice who makes sure you are well looked after, tables laid and cleared away at each meal time! If you don't feel like cooking, especially on your first night, one can always order food from the lodge, which is usually delivered by Manager Rob and Domino the Dalmation. In terms of things to do with kids: cycling, walking, fishing, game drives or for the braver quad biking. A great weekend away all round!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I drove from the Durban district en route to Timbavati, near Kruger and we wanted a special overnight stop. Dawson's could not have been better, it totally exceeded our expectations and ended up being one of the most luxurious, romantic stays on our 4 week African adventure. The rooms and the lodge were decorated with exquisite antiques, the log fires were burning in the main areas of the lodge and to our delight in our room. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was excellent and the overall ambience was truly special. Dawson's is a magnificent place to stay, it was excellent value for money and we highly recommend it. If you book Dawson's I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Congratulations to the owners and staff on a wonderful establishment.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Dawson's with our 7 month old baby boy. Our accommodation was superb, the setting beautiful, the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable and the food was excellent. Rob, Musa, Sakhile and Mynah went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed and that we were comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge

Address: Nelshoogte Area, Barberton 1200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Barberton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Barberton
Price Range: $148 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the foot of the Nelshoogte pass in Mpumalanga, lies a spectacular home of luxury... Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge. Dawsons is a place where the sun dances across the open plains at sunrise and sunset, painting the landscape a vivid combination of fiery red, orange, copper and gold. Where large herds of Zebra, Impala, Springbok, Blesbuck, Eland and Wildebeest slowly wander the 2000ha Savannah plains, impervious to time. It is a place where dramatic mountains, waterfalls and perennial streams flow lazily from trout dam to trout dam. Surrounded by open space where you can relish the freedom of timelessness, exploration and peace. It is a place of retreat, of absolute relaxation. We offer magnificent accommodation, superb cuisine, and impeccable service ... more   less 
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