In 1883 the little village of Dullstroom was named after Wolterus Dull, the Dutch director of an immigration scheme to the area. At that time the town consisted of a church and a population of 48 people. Today its unique ambiance has grown Dullstroom into a cozy, friendly tourist destination. The true nature of the town is encapsulated in the recent addition to its name, “Emnotweni” which means "place of prosperity".
Situated high up on the eastern escarpment, on the Steenkampsberg mountain range, you will find the enchanting village of dullstroom. About 2 hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria and en route to the Kruger National Park makes it a popular stopover or weekend destination. It has a sub-alpine climate with cool, misty days reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands or Lake District. This is compounded by the many dams and streams in the area. Its friendly atmosphere and casual lifestyle is complimented by pubs, restaurants, lodges and quaint village shops. This together with quality accommodation on offer make it one of the most appealing tourist destinations in Mpumalanga.
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