Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge

Farm A20, Route 38
from/per night R1990.00

About Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge

Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge in Mpumalanga has a unique and beautiful setting at the head of Nelshoogte Pass in the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley between the Highveld and Lowveld. This exclusive Lodge enjoys the benefits of both areas including their specific flora and fauna. Majestic mountains with perennial streams form the Komati River which is the backdrop of wide-open grassland teeming with herds of indigenous buck. Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge is situated in the historical area of Barberton which saw the earliest Gold Rushes taking place amongst the ancient rock sites.

The Lodge offers accommodation of a high standard in the form of eight luxurious double rooms individually decorated in a rich colonial style and featuring a personal fireplace. Each room offers full en-suite bathrooms with an elegant bath, spacious shower and heated towel rails. The discerning guest will certainly appreciate the relaxing atmosphere at Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge.


Exquisite and innovative cuisine is prepared at The Lodge by the highly qualified Chef and served either in the privacy of your own room, on the patio or in the dining room. For a private lunch, a picnic basket can be prepared upon request and enjoyed in any secluded part of the reserve. For a truly African experience, guests can experience dinner in the traditional African-style boma, around an open log fire.

Guests staying at the Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge can choose from the following activities or simply relax around the pool enjoying the sunshine and magnificent views.

Bass and Trout Fishing

Bird Watching:

The area around The Lodge is home to a unique combination of bird species such as Knysna Lourie, Malachite Hum bird, Olive Bush-Shrike, Trumpeter Hornbill and many others. A professional field guide will be on hand to make sure that guests make the most of their viewing time.

Hikes and Walks

Experience a short guided walk or free walk along ancient water canals to a spectacular waterfall overlooking the valley.

Horse Riding

An adventurous way to get up close to the wildlife.

Game viewing

Early morning and late afternoon guided game drives across wide-open grasslands and through dense bushveld will offer guests exciting opportunities to view a wide variety of wildlife whilst enjoying refreshments.


Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge, is situated in an area well known for its spectacular scenery, wild life and historical interest. Interesting day drives can be taken to nearby Barberton, Pilgrims Rest (Discovery of Gold - Gold Rush), Grasskop, Sabie and Swaziland, as well as the Kruger National Park.

Room Types

Double Room

  • 8 Double Room
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Twin Room

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R2350From/Per night



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