A weekend in Dullstroom

Dullstroom, meaning “the place of prosperity”, is regarded as the ideal stopover for tourists travelling between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park.  It is a charming little village located in the heart of the Highlands Meander in Mpumalanga.

Dullstroom is known for its breathtaking scenery and crystal clear streams and lakes.  The town is located 2100m above sea level, making it one of the highest towns in South Africa.

5 Reasons to visit Dullstroom

  • It is South Africa’s premier trout fishing area
  • It is one of the coldest villages in South Africa
  • It is the only place where Elm and Beech Trees grow in any number
  • It is home to the highest railway station (2076m above sea level)
  • It is the only region in South Africa where you’ll find the endangered Crowned Crane, Blue Crane and the Wattled Crane

Of course trout fishing is the main attraction to Dullstoom.  It attracts eager anglers from across the world; therefore many guest farms cater only for these tourists.  The trout loves the cold weather, but regardless of that the fishermen keep coming to this charming town year after year.

A tailored fishing weekend in Dullstroom will guarantee memories for a lifetime.  It is the perfect family breakaway.  But there are other activities in Dullstroom besides trout fishing.

Dullstroom has a lot of Boer War memories.  It is here where women and children were removed and taken to British concentration camps where most of them died tragically.  Visit the stone memorial and garden of remembrance, and honor those individuals.

Other exciting activities include paintball, it is professionally run, and can cater for up to 20 persons at a time.  The arts and crafts studio will keep the kids entertained while mom and dad enjoy a nice class of wine, coffee or tea.

One can also visit the Birds of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre, its great fun with daily flying displays at 10:30 and again at 14:30.

Dullstroom is also the perfect romantic getaway to celebrate your anniversary, honeymoon or some other special occasion.  It has the most unique locations, which will leave you with memories you’ll cherish forever.

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