An Outdoor Guide to Dullstroom

Summer has finally arrived in Dullstroom, which means that it’s time to slap on some sun scream, pick out a hat, and take advantage of the glorious weather. While Dullstroom has become synonymous with stylish fine-dining and fire-side intimacy, this charming little town also boasts a thriving outdoor activity scene. Here, we detail everything you need to know about getting outdoors in Dullstroom.

Activities in Dullstroom

World-Renowned Fly Fishing

As the established fly-fishing capital of South Africa, Dullstroom features an array of fully-stocked dams and lakes for anglers to take advantage of. While there is no closed season, the best time of year for fly-fishing in Dullstroom is from July to September. Walkersons itself has 14 dams and small lakes filled with rainbow trout, making it the ideal spot to hone your skills. For equipment hire, and a range of tips and tricks, make sure to visit Reception. Also, take some time to check out our handy infographic to find out all fly fishing in Dullstroom.

Dullstroom Activities

Scenic Walking Trails

The best way to experience beautiful Dullstroom is to set out on a leisurely walk in the countryside. Fortunately for guests, the 800 hectare Walkersons estate is traversed by a multitude of contoured pathways, presenting you with the perfect opportunity for a relaxing morning or afternoon stroll.

Dullstroom Hiking Trails

Outstanding Bird Watching

Some might be surprised to hear that Dullstroom is a well-hidden paradise for ‘twitchers’. In fact, the Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve, situated between Dullstroom and Belfast, is one of the most popular birding destinations in Mpumalanga. Most notably, it is a sanctuary and a breeding spot for the critically endangered Wattled Crane. Other species to look out for include Egyptian geese, sacred ibis’, herons, finches, larks, finches, francolin, and secretary birds.

Dullstroom Bird Watching

Adrenalin-Pumping Adventures

Perfect for the adventure seekers out there, Dullstroom offers a vast array of exciting outdoor activities. Mountain biking trails are a regular feature on most countryside estates in Dullstroom, and bikers need not ride the same trail twice. Walkersons itself has an impressive 1780m mountain biking trail, allowing you to push the limits in a non-crowded setting.

Horse riding is another popular adventure activity in Dullstroom, with the wide open space ensuring a picturesque experience. Experienced guides Dave and Chrissie from the Dullstroom Riding Centre have recently make their back to Walkersons, enabling guests to book 1 or 2 hour rides around the estate. Contact 082 442 9766 to find out more! Last, but not least, the ultimate home for exhilarating activities in Dullstroom, Breathe Adventures, offers everything from abseiling and white water rafting, to zip lining, rock climbing, trail running, and ropes courses.

Breathe Adventures

To find out more about the different outdoor activities in Dullstroom, or to book a memorable stay at the luxury Walkersons Hotel & Spa, get in touch with us on reservations@walkersons.co.za or +27 13 253 7000.

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