Although Dullstroom may seem like a small, sleepy town in Mpumalanga, on further inspection it has so much to offer. The town is also very much a family-friendly destination with lots on offer for both adults and kids. Here are just some of the wonderful activities on offer!
No matter how young kids are, there is always fun to be had when fishing. Walkersons Hotel & Spa alone features 14 dams and lakes brimming with rainbow trout ready to be caught! Our knowledgeable guides are on hand to help so take advantage of their experience and you’ll be fishing like a pro by the time you leave. Don’t worry about packing your car to the gills, all the necessary equipment is available at Walkersons. (Please note, fishing is only available for guests at the hotel or self catering cottages)
This is the perfect activity for a slightly grey day in Dullstroom. Take the family to iCreate for some fun, creative time. Enjoying designing unique mosaics or perhaps painting the day away – both of which are wonderful take-home mementos of your time in the town. Contact Faith to book a slot – 082 451 0509.
3. Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre
Visit the amazing rehabilitation centre for an up-close view of how raptors fly and hunt with the centres’ flight displays – usually occurring at 10h30 and 14h30. Also involved in rehabilitation and release programmes, take some time to learn more about the incredible work being done here. To avoid disappointment, call 082 899 4108 to ensure the displays are taking place, or visit their website.
4. Dunkeld Estate
As one of the most scenic equestrian estates in the country, Dunkeld Estate is a must-see. An entrance fee per car of R160 gives you and the family access to an indoor swimming pool, various walks / hikes, fishing, and horse riding. The riding needs to be booked in advance as it’s a very popular activity! Several levels are available to ensure the everyone is catered for – this includes a 30-minute Kids Horse Riding session suitable for children aged 2-10.
The estate also offers tours around their state-of-the-art trout breeding facility. Due to strict health controls to keep the environment optimal, tours need to be booked in advance and will cost R50 per person.
5. Mountain Biking
Visit Watson Wheels Bicycle Hire where the owner, Callen Watson, will be only happy to give guidance on beginner trails for kids. If you, or your family, are keen cyclists, Callen also conducts cycling clinics on request. Contact him on 083 744 7061 to learn more.