Located in the South African province of Mpumalanga, Dullstroom is a small town well known for being the country’s premier fly fishing region. It’s a mere two hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, making it the ideal stop for those en route to the Kruger National Park. At an altitude of 2076 above sea level making it one of the highest towns in South Africa, Dullstroom’s weather conditions are similar to that of the Scottish Highlands with its misty, almost sub-alpine climate.
With an average rainfall in excess of 800 mm, Dullstroom has rich flora with its grasslands and abundance of wild flowers, with over 200 species such as pink gladiolas, osteospermums, pelargoniums, wahlenbergias, orchids and tree ferns to name a select few. Nature lovers will enjoy outdoor activities such as walks in the Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve and bird-watching. It is a great place where visitors can enjoy spotting some of the rare bird species as well as all three species of South African cranes, which are endangered.
Both hotels in Dullstroom and Dullstroom itself offers a myriad of activities which makes it such a popular tourist destination. Horse or pony rides, hiking, bird-watching, fly fishing in the rivers and dams filled with rainbow and brown trout. Experience nature reserves, camping and even festivals like the art festival showcasing local artists (from pottery, crafts, painting and photography to mosaics and beadwork) and the Tonteldoos Country Festival which is famous for its donkey cart rides pleasing both young and old generations, live entertainment and food stalls.
Dullstroom is never dull with so much to do and to see. Pubs, coffee shops and many eateries are available and provide different types of cuisine to satisfy every palate. Accommodation is easy to find with a wide range of options to pick from, from luxury hotels in Dullstroom, to camping caravans available for hire.