About Dullstroom

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.

Facts about Dullstroom

  • One of the coldest villages in South Africa
  • South Africa's premier trout fishing area
  • Home of the highest railway station, 2076 m above sea-level
  • The only place where Elm and Beech trees grow in any number
  • The only region in South Africa where you will find the endangered Blue Crane, Crowned Crane,  as well as the Wattled Crane which is critically endangered
  • Hosts a Craft beer brewery and a whisky bar with the largest collection of whisky in the southern hemisphere
  • The host of a specialized clock shop with the largest collection of clocks in the southern hemisphere

Dullstroom has something for everyone

  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Abseiling
  • Beer tasting
  • Whisky tasting
  • Horse riding
  • Birding
  • Mountain bike and walking trails
  • Archery
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • High altitude training
  • Or just lay back and chill