A Panaroma Route treasure and arguably one of the most romantic towns in South Africa, Dullstroom is the perfect destination for a quick mid-week or weekend getaway. To provide you with some much-needed travel inspiration at this time of year, and to make the process of planning a getaway to this charming town that much easier, we’ve mapped out a complete itinerary for 48 hours in Dullstroom.
1:00 PM – Arrival at Walkersons Hotel & Spa
Walkersons Hotel & Spa is situated just outside of Dullstroom, a 3 hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and a 2 hour’s drive from Nelspruit. Whether you choose to drive from Johannesburg, or fly into Nelspruit and then rent a car, look to arrive at Walkersons Hotel & Spa around lunchtime, to take full advantage of your first day in Dullstroom.
1:30 PM – Lunch on the Terrace
Ease yourself into the slow-paced life in Dullstroom with a fresh and delicious meal at The Terrace – one of four restaurants at Walkersons Hotel & Spa. Boasting spectacular views of the surrounding estate, The Terrace offers a wide range of light dishes throughout the day. Choose from meals such as the pulled pork toasted sandwich, a tian of trout on a toasted bagel, or the gourmet beef burger. View The Terrace menu, here!
3:00 PM – Try your hand at Fly Fishing
Dullstroom is the fly fishing capital of South Africa for good reason. You don’t have to travel far to find a selection of well-stocked dams and outstanding fishing facilities. Walkersons itself features 14 different dams and small lakes filled with rainbow trout, making it the perfect place to hone your angling skills, or try it out for the first time. To hire all the equipment you need to get the job done, or to get a few tips and tricks, simply visit Reception.
5:00 PM – Set out on a sunset stroll
The 800 hectare Walkersons Estate boasts a large network of paved pathways, providing you with the perfect opportunity to take a leisurely sunset stroll. Wander beside winding rivers, gently cascading waterfalls, and tranquil lakes, or make your way up into the mountain reserve to get the very best views.
7:00 PM – Dinner at the Flying Scotsman
A dinner at the Flying Scotsman restaurant is simply the perfect way to end your first day in Dullstroom. A world-class eatery serving up decadent country fare, the Flying Scotsman is spearheaded by award-winning Chaine Chef Adri van Wieringen. Each evening, guests are treated to a sumptuous 4-course meal in the fireside intimacy of the dining room, from an exclusive ever-changing menu.
Like what you see so far? Stay tuned for Part 2 of our guide to spending 48 hours in Dullstroom.