Between Gauteng and the Kruger National Park lies the quaint village of Dullstroom. An area renowned for its fly fishing hot spots, trail running, outdoor activities and gorgeous natural surroundings. The area is particularly popular during winter school holidays and for good reason too – this is when the Dullstroom Winter Festival is held. What makes this festival so popular? It is considered the festival that celebrates “Christmas in July”.
Trail running in Dullstroom is quite focused on this particular event. The run, which takes place during the festival, offers entrants the options of a 7km run or a 14km run. Those who participate will be provided with the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful outskirts of the village where clear streams and gorgeous highlands await.
Prizes for those who excel at this trail run include shopping vouchers, gift hampers, weekends away in Dullstroom, and of course each entrant will be presented with a medal. The entries are limited to 200 people so those who are interested usually book their spot as soon as they know that they would like to be involved.
When looking to participate in this sort of outdoor event in Dullstroom, the Walkersons Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to overnight (or spend the weekend). Many who have taken the time to explore the area have been completely enthralled by the facilities on offer and of course the convenience of the proximity of the venue to all the activities of the festival is a great draw card.
Those who wish to explore other trails in the area will find that there are many to choose from. All of them are in the midst of abundant nature and there is every reason to believe that you will be provided with the perfect opportunity to clear your mind and rejuvenate body and soul when paying a visit.