Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge – Mpumalanga Provinces Ultimate Mountain Getaway


Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge is located near to Badplaas around 4 hours from Joburg in a incredible location in the middle of hills as well as a trout lake. Along with the Lodge, there is also a cottage alongside the trout lake which is ideal for anyone who wants to fish for trout. Almost all of our friends stayed in the Lodge while I slept down in the thatched roof stone cottage. It is a self-catering property which is certainly wonderfully prepared and even has satellite tv. The size makes it well suited for a family of 4 or 5 people that desire their own living space.

We all arrived late afternoon thus there was not much time to achieve anything just after check-in before an evening meal was ready. Just before the meal, we were asked to observe the chef show us how to prepare a fish which even if I’m not a fish eater, it was very interesting. It is always astounding how easy professionals make their job appear.

Similar to everywhere we stayed, the meals were splendid and the whole group dined together on a single long table which added to the ambiance.

The next morning following the ideal breakfast, there was the plan to experience many different activities like archery, quad bikes and horse riding but most people decided to delight in the chance to sleep in a little longer than we had been able to all week. I had got up early to try and take some pics as the sun rose. It is an awesome sight in the African wilderness to rise as it gets light and then to observe the shadows thrown by the hills retreat as the sun advances. The early morning mist very quickly vanished and a glorious blue sky was rapidly in its place.

Unfortunately there was not much time to experience everything at Dawsons Lodge yet there are actually numerous activities at your disposal such as bird watching, game viewing (no predators), fly fishing, hiking and walking, horseback safaris, archery, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking. Dawsons Lodge is additionally an ideal setting for weddings in which the bride and groom can unwind soon after their big day in the spa and wellness facilities. If you plan to check out Mpumalanga, Dawsons Lodge is a remarkable destination to rest.

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