There is a lot for lovers to love about Dullstroom – fresh alpine air, romantic country scenes, luxurious hotels, scenic watercourses, exhilarating outdoor activities and satisfying dining at a wide variety of restaurants.
As such, the charming village of Dullstroom has plenty going for it when it comes to looking for a suitable spot to pop the question.
While the luxury of lingering around a crackling fireplace for hours, a glass of red in hand, may seem like the obvious choice for a proposal – and it is a great one – there are many truly beautiful places around Dullstroom that fit the bill even better.
The scenic attractions of the vast Panorama Route are within comfortable driving range to make a day trip of it. This tourist track is filled with perfect spots for picnics that pack a powerful romantic punch. Lovely spaces for spending private time can be found at the Lone Creek Waterfalls, just over 100km distant, and Battery Creek Falls, an hour’s drive away. Intimate walks in the indigenous forests, before an indulgent picnic alongside these waters followed by an invigorating massage under the waterfalls, have a fairy tale quality which is sure to result in a happy ending. Many of the finest hotels in Dullstroom will pack a gourmet picnic on your behalf for you to enjoy in these idyllic surroundings.
Lovely spots along this route set the scene for romance in Dullstroom and its picturesque surrounds, such as lookout points over the Blyde River Canyon and the Long Tom Pass, secret spaces in Echo caves and the quaint Victorian scenes of Pilgrim’s Rest.
Horse riding and mountain biking along the El Dorian Trail at Carolina, are perfect for introspection and quality time spent together in this mountain wilderness filled with birds and small creatures.
Dullstroom itself is home to out of the ordinary activities, to amaze (or amuse) your significant other, such as archery, clay pigeon shooting, boating and of course some of South Africa’s best fly-fishing waters.
The hotels and restaurants in the area are accustomed to assisting with setting up Dullstroom proposals and will help you to create the perfect ambience for your big moment, whether it is a private dining room experience, an al fresco candlelit dinner or a special picnic lunch.
Winter or summer, Dullstroom is a wonderful place to let your hair down, say goodbye to city stresses and inhibitions, and surrender yourself to romantic bliss.
Dunkeld Country Estate