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Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge features a variety of fauna and flora, exceptional trout fishing and a distinctive game viewing experience on horseback.

Its the ideal getaway for those looking for peace, privacy and wonderful cuisine.

The Lodge is situated at the meeting place of the distinctly different Highveld and Lowveld, with their unique climates, flora and fauna. The Lodge stands alone in this area, at the head of the Nelshoogte Pass, amongst the oldest rock in the World and the site of one of the earliest Gold Rushes and South Africas first Stock Exchange.

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge offers a unique experience & magnificent accommodation, superb cuisine, impeccable service and a wide array of activities all housed in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

At Dawsons, because we offer just 8 exclusive suites at the Lodge, we can focus on pampering the individual.

Accommodation at Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge
Eight luxurious en-suite rooms with large Victorian-style bathrooms. 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 Dawsons home-made chocolate chip cookies as well as freshly ground coffee.

Slippers on request. No telephone or TV in rooms.

Double doors that open out onto private veranda overlooking mountains and valley. Room service.

Laundry can be done at our on-site laundry.

2 family rooms with inter-leading door, babysitting service, child rates

Additional Extras
Pool, TV, 2 lapas, activity room, library, landing strip, child friendly, smoking not in rooms, special dietary requirements, disability access, gravel road,

Weddings: Very popular venue as it is intimate, open, 2 lapas, get married outside or inside, create menu alongside Head Chef.

Ideal for all special occasions, from birthday parties to anniversaries - let us know and we will create an occasion that honours individual requests and aims to surpass all expectations.

Conferences: 2 lapas, team building option, can seat 25 in each lapa.

Spa: treatments that focus specifically de-toxification and de-stressing within a completely unique environment.

- 24 hour security
- Major credit card accepted
- Ample Parking
- Laundry service
- Baby sitting services
- Swimming Pool
- Lounge area
- Library
- Restaurant
- Cocktail Bar
- Room Service


All of our guests have full access to a wide variety of activities. There is something for everyone - whether you want to wander along the river on an afternoon stroll or go on a Quad biking Adventure, we can organise it for you:
- Bass and Trout Fishing:
- Game Viewing (on foot or daily game drives)
- Bird Watching
- Walking and Hiking
- Horse Riding
- Sightseeing
- Dandy-Lion Spa
- Quad Biking
- Archery
- Clay Pigeon Shooting

Rooms and Units Available:

Double Room

Luxury Double Room to accommodate 2 adults

Amount of similar units: 5
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Room
Luxury Double Room with double Sleeper Couch for Children
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Self Catering, 7 Bed Rooms, Kitchen, Lounge, TV, Entertainment Lapa, Swimming Pool.
Sleeps 14 Adults and 4 children

Log Cabin
The log cabin is a 2 bedroom unit at the foot of the mountain it has 2 bedrooms 1bedroom with a double bed and the other with Twin beds and bunker beds in the lounge the bathroom has a separate shower and bath. It has braai facilities
Sleeps 7 Adults

The Cottage
Suitable for 4 guests. Self Catering, Open-plan Loung, Kitchen. One double bed, two single beds and a pull out bed for a fith guest.
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Twin Room

Luxury Twin Room to accommodate 2 adults

Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge reserves the right to retain deposits received if bookings are cancelled within a month of the arrival date. In the event of premature departure, the full extent of confirmed booking will be charged.
Variations are at the sole discretion of management.


From Johannesburg take the N12 to Witbank, which joins the N4 and carry on towards Nelspruit. Turn off at Machadodorp (R541) and follow signs to Badplaas. At the T-junction, turn left to Barberton (R38) and the entrance to the lodge is approximately 15.2 km up the road on your left.

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