Dullstroom is all about fishing, family and farm-style hospitality. The country atmosphere and laid back charm of Dullstroom accommodation, restaurants and activities are all conducive to family participation and good clean fun. You will find a range of activities here aimed specifically at children and most pastimes can be adjusted to accommodate the younger set.
While you enjoy horse riding in the countryside around Dullstroom, the kids will be kept busy with supervised pony rides, donkey cart and tractor rides. You can take the children along while hiking, shorter trails are available for shorter legs and fly-fishing can be enjoyed by all ages in the rivers and dams around the village.
The Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve is a wonderful learning experience for youngsters; with butterflies, orchids and plants to amuse, amaze and educate young inquiring minds in the ways of conservation and the Dullstroom Nature Reserve is a quiet haven with a dam for splashing and playing.
The Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve is home to the endangered wattled crane, and supervised junior birding excursions can be arranged for tiny tots, while the Dullstoom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation centre will fascinate the youngsters with live demonstrations and close-up interactions with rescued birds.
Local craft shops and home industries provide hours of browsing fun for children, and the local homemade delicacies will be enjoyed with glee. At art centres, children can create their own masterpieces, jewellery and ornaments to keep as souvenirs of their holiday.
A wide variety of day trips can be enjoyed in the surroundings and you can take off to well-known sites such as Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Hazyview and Graskop just over an hour away. Mountain biking is a popular diversion in Dullstroom and with plenty of quiet country lanes to traverse, and well marked trails, the whole family can pedal off into the sunset.
After an active day enjoying the thrills of natural pursuits, you can rest assured that most dining establishments and pubs in Dullstroom welcome children, and even in some cases, the family dog.