Situated in the heart of the popular Highlands Meander in Mpumalanga, Dullstroom is a charming little hamlet surrounded by beautiful natural scenery that offers travellers a welcoming place to stay.
Resting halfway between Johannesburg and the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Dullstroom-Emnotweni (meaning Dullstroom the place of prosperity) offers an array of breath-taking natural scenery and outdoor activities, including wonderful hikes through an abundance of wild flowers, horse riding trails and picnic spots beside beautiful waterfalls.
This little town is particularly well known for its fly-fishing, with most dams in the area stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout and golden trout.However, before you get to this lovely oasis along the Highlands Meander, there are a number of interesting places to see and experience en-route, if you’re getting to Dullstroom from Johannesburg, which offer a welcome break from the long drive.
Loskop Dam Nature Reserve – 84.2 km from Dullstroom
Nestled around the Loskop Dam, where a range of activities such as swimming, water-skiing and boating can be enjoyed, the reserve is also home to a variety of antelope, including the majestic Eland.
Kaapsehoop Escarpment Walk – 76 km from Dullstroom
A short hike from Kaapsehoop will take you to the very edge of the escarpment for breath-taking views over the Barberton Valley. Welcome the day as the sun rises over the horizon, or toast it’s setting from this incredible vantage point.Lone Creek Falls (Sabie) and Battery Creek Falls (Kaapsehoop) -76 km from Dullstroom
These magnificent waterfalls offer cool respite – indulge in a natural massage under the 30m high Battery Creek Falls, just outside of Kaapsehoop, or spend a peaceful afternoon next relaxing at the Lone Creek Falls in Sabie.
Orighstad Dam Nature Reserve – 74 km from Dullstroom
Wild grasslands, vast expanses of water and spellbinding mountain vistas offer the perfect place to unwind for a few hours’ in this private nature reserve.
El Dorian Trail at Carolina – 72 km from Dullstroom
Explore some 20 000 hectares of mountain wilderness that surround Carolina with an enjoyable hike or horse ride through a variety of rugged landscapes, teeming with birds and wildlife.Sterkspruit Nature Reserve – 60 km from Dullstroom
This small reserve is home to a plethora of rich grasslands, rugged kloofs, tinkling streams and thick woodlands, and is great for fly-fishing, bird watching and hiking.