For many, the quiet of Dullstroom and tranquillity of the surrounding area is just what they need. A reprieve from the hustle and bustle of every day city life. You’d be surprised how many city folk have made the rolling hills their weekend getaway, simply because it provides things often taken for granted; peace, beauty, and a place to recharge their batteries.
While it would be an ideal place to simply relax and enjoy, there are quite a few attractions within driving distance that will make you feel the need to explore. One of these is the wildly popular Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park, an exciting setting for a day out with the kids.
Situated in the “Adventure Town” of Hazyview, Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park has one of the largest collections of scales and tails in the country.
The park is open every day of the year, EXCEPT Fridays and have shows for the public running almost every 30 minutes, starting at 11am with the last show at 4pm. Entry fees are:
The park facilitates having your photo taken with the reptiles of your choice at a small fee, as well as full photographic tours that are available with numerous species of Crocodiles, snakes, tortoises and lizards.
Tour groups and school outings are all welcome and simply need to contact the front office to enquire about rates. Over and above the spectacular animals the park has, they are also highly involved in conservation in the area and allow for volunteers to join and experience wildlife hands on.
As we’ve mentioned before, with so many interesting and unique activities to do in and around Dullstroom, it can almost be forgiven if the natural surrounds of the area are missed. With the summer season upon us, and the Highveld providing some amazing weather, one of the best things to do for a Dullstroom day trip is to not go anywhere at all. Leave the car keys on your dresser at Walkersons Hotel & Spa, order a gourmet picnic from the front desk, or go for a walk around the estate.
Once you’ve found that spot that speaks to you most, whether it’s nestled amongst forest trees or sitting on the bank of one of the many dams overlooking the valley, lay down the blanket, pop open the bubbly and let Dullstroom recharge those batteries.
Image Credits: Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park