Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge is a place where dramatic mountains with perennial streams and waterfalls form the Komati River, flowing lazily from trout dam to trout dam. It is a place of open space, where you can relish the freedom of timelessness, exploration and peace. It is a place of retreat, of absolute relaxation. It is – undoubtedly, magnificently, Unique."


Eight luxurious en-suite rooms with large Victorian-style bathrooms. All of our facilities are of the highest standard, 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 Dawson’s home-made chocolate chip cookies as well as freshly ground coffee.


Marvel at our chef’s innovative talent while you sit back and soak up the atmosphere, savouring the taste and aroma of cuisine in its most exquisite form. Breakfast and lunch can be served either in the privacy of your own room, on the patio or enjoyed in our dining room. We make our own granola, infuse our signature ice-tea with home-grown herbs, venison and trout dishes to emulate our name: game and trout lodge. For a romantic lunch, our chef will prepare a sumptuous picnic basket that can accompany you on a self-drive outing to any secluded point on the reserve. Finally, for a truly African experience, dinner can be taken in our traditional African-style boma, around an open log fire. Picnics – brunch at trout dam; or on lawn under the trees.

Facilties and Activities

  • Baby Sitting Services
  • Cocktail Bar in the Main Lodge Bird
  • Watching Swimming
  • Pool
  • Outdoor Entertainment Boma
  • Coffee & Tea Making Facilities
  • Environmentaly Friendly
  • Fishing
  • Game Walks
  • Game Drives
  • Restaurant at The Main Lodge
  • Spa & Wellness Centre


From R 1,400.00 per person sharing per night, incl all meals and activities
Children are welcome