The little town of Dullstroom is anything but dull!
Nestled in the eastern escarpment of Mpumalanga, it is a 2-hour drive away from the Kruger National Park and just an hour from the beautifully scenic Panorama route, which winds through Long Tom Pass, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest, Graskop and Blyde River Canyon.
Over the years, Dullstroom has been transformed into a creative mecca. It draws in the art crowd with its galleries and quirky shops brimming full of interesting, exclusively sourced objects and curios.
There are a few shops in Dullstroom that have been instrumental in turning this village into a shopping paradise for travellers – probably the most famous of all being the Clock Shop. In 1989, The Sunday Times newspaper ran a treasure hunt style competition called “Finders Keepers”. The R1million prize money was hidden behind a clock in a Dullstroom pub. From there, a seed was planted and The Clock Shop grew into what is now the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Christmas shop is jam packed with all things festive. Open all year round, it stocks a wonderful array of Christmas decorations sourced from around the world. While you are there getting in touch with your inner child, pop over to the Teddy Bear shop. There are enormous arrays of the cuddly toys that are silently begging for a new home.
Trade Winds Décor Warehouse is where people come to from across the country to find that unique feature for their homes. All items are handmade and sourced from the Far East. It is a treasure trove of wooden sculptures, intricately beaded items, mosaic lamps and vases. There are fascinating artworks on display and a variety of richly coloured silk cushions, throws, and even clothing.
In between these are galleries and curio shops, as well as over 30 restaurants to stop at for a delicious breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. Yes, it is highly probable that you can spend all day shopping in the village of Dullstroom. Contact Walkersons Hotel and Spa today to book your accommodation in Dullstroom.