Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Enjoy romantic fireplace atmosphere in the cool climate of Dullstroom. Food lovers and sports enthusiasts will be rewarded in the best manner. Dining opportunities in Dullstroom are fantastic and hiking or trout fishing are only some of the interesting opportunities that are on offer! A trip to the world famous Kruger National Park or the nearby Verloren Vlei Nature Reserve lets the heart of nature lovers beat faster.
Who could resist a cosy fire, romantic dinner and misty morning walks in spectacular scenery? Dullstroom in Mpumalanga has become the fly-fishing capital of South Africa and also a preferred getaway for busy people in Gauteng. This town is just 2 hours away for a quick escape or stopovers on the way to the Kruger National Park.
Always a popular destination, this town in Mpumalanga is situated 2 100m above sea level and experiences a cool climate (sub-alpine) which is redolent of the fine Scottish highlands. Sitting by the fire is an acknowledged pastime of note; in fact, every establishment has a fireplace which crackles away most of the year.
This town in Mpumalanga is located in the Steenkampsberg range, with origins in the 1880s when Dutch settlers arrived. Champagne air and an abundance of rivers and streams at high altitude bring visitors from far and wide to refresh and relax; also local sports celebrities and athletes from overseas come here to train.
Families have plenty to do and most establishments including pubs are child friendly and in some case pet friendly, too! This little South African town is very quaint and appealing; there are interesting activities and shops, also at least 13 eateries to choose from - food lovers often travel from Gauteng just for lunch.
There are many types of accommodation available in this Dullstroom, ranging from family friendly self-catering to luxury hotels and guest houses in various settings in and around the village, on the lakes or in the mountains. This town in Mpumalanga is in the heart of the Highlands Meander, a premier tourism route.
Visitors can stroll around the village and discover interesting shops selling art and craft, collectibles, furniture and lifestyle items. There are several art galleries in this Mpumalanga town and a popular trading post which is great for families with a bird park, pony rides, Play Park, shops and a restaurant.
From Dullstroom there are a number of wonderfully scenic routes for visitors to self-drive including the route through the Lowveld and Pilgirms Rest, Sabie, Hazyview and Graskop, the biggest towns in this South African region.
Extensive trout fishing and fly fishing information and tackle hire is available in this little town in Mpumalanga and many accommodation establishments also have equipment. Bird watching is also a popular activity; Dullstroom has 3 kinds of endangered crane.
Activities in and around Dullstroom:
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Horse riding
- Bird parks and Birdwatching
- Verloren Valei Nature Reserve