Only two hours by car from the economic heart of Africa, Johannesburg, one can find the surprisingly calm and relaxing holiday spot called Dullstroom. No matter where you choose to stay, your Dullstroom accommodation will be a base for exploring this quaint and wonderful area. This ideal weekend getaway has lots to offer in terms of activities and simply opportunities to relax. Dullstroom is also a great family destination and will give kids a chance to explore nature and have a ball!
Dullstroom is a natural paradise and offers exceptional panoramas of mountains and wild flowers. This makes for a wide and varied birdlife in the area - good sightings of all three species of crane extant in South Africa are possible. There is also a bird of prey rehabilitation center with daily displays near the town which is well worth visiting. The surrounding area also offers an opportunity for entertaining day trips - Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrims Rest are all within driving distance. Pilgrims Rest offers interesting historical sights and Graskop is the home of the renowned Harrie's Pancake restaurant! The more immediate surrounds of Dullstroom offer opportunities for horse riding and visiting working farms - like the Pendle Hill Dairy. This farm sells a range of purely organic produce to excellent gifts for the family back home! Dullstroom is also home to a thriving cultural scene - there are a number of small art studios and galleries with quirky and excellent art on show.
The most famous Dullstroom attraction of all, however, is fishing. Dullstroom is renowned for its great trout streams and scenic fishing spots. Enthusiasts from across South Africa travel to this town to fish, the well-stocked rivers and dams teeming with Rainbow and Brown trout. A valid Mpumalanga Angling License is required to fish in the public dams - of which there are two. The best fishing is to be had on one of the private farms in the area - ask the owner of the Dullstroom accommodation you choose for advice on which farms are the best to obtain access to.