Hiking Trails around Dullstroom

The quaint and picturesque town of Dullstroom is a popular getaway for hikers who prefer to use it as a base for exploring the surrounding area.  Walkersons Hotel & Spa

The trails outlined below are the most popular Dullstroom hiking trails:

The Ama Poot-Poot Trail on the Uitvlugt Ponds Game Farm

•    Two one-day circular trails 13km and 6km totalling 19kms.
•    On a beautiful private game farm
•    Leads to a 10m high waterfall
•    Easy to moderate hike
•    Base camp sleeps 24 and has gas amenities and fireplace

The Num Num Hiking Trail

•    3 – 5 day hike
•    Moderate to difficult
•    Gorgeous views across the escarpment
•    2.5 to 9.5 km per day
•    Game and bird viewing
•    Traversing many different landscapes
•    Crossing swing bridges and climbing rope ladders
•    Not for the infirm or children under 12 yearsHiking near Walkersons Hotel & Spa

Elangeni Hiking Trail, Waterval Boven – 1 hour’s drive from Dullstroom

•    2 day 21km backpacking circular trail, along on the banks of the Elands River
•    Moderate to fairly difficult
•    14km on day 1 and then 7kms on day 2 back to base camp
•    Exquisite views over the Elands River and surrounding valley
•    Overnight hikers camp is four-roomed bunk bed accommodation with gas amenities, braai facilities and a deck overlooking the escarpment
•    Base camp is camping or chalet accommodation

Wathaba Hiking Trails, Machadodorp – 45 min drive from Dullstroom

Lynx Loop

•    10km trail through a nature conservation
•    Easy to follow designated paths
•    109 identified and marked tree species
•    The trail encounters 5 stunning waterfalls
•    Clear rock pools for swimming
•    Rated moderate as there are steps, bridges and rope ladders along the way


•    Easy 4km trail
•    Well marked paths which are flanked by identified tree species
•    Criss-crossing of bridges over the rivers and streams
•    Swimming and picnicking in the Bald Ibis Gorge
•    Leads back to the Wathaba Rainbow Falls and rock poolHiking trails near Walkersons Hotel & Spa

This part of the country is known to offer some of the most spectacular scenery and for this reason, it draws hikers from all over to the many hiking trails that take you right into the Highlands Meander and beyond, winding past dams, thunderous waterfalls rivers and of course through the exquisitely quiet, misty mountains. So if you happen to be in the area, or staying at Walkerson’s Hotel and Spa, then don your hiking boots and get active!

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