Dullstroom

About Dullstroom

The village of Dullstroom offers everything you need for that perfect family vacation or a quite stress free weekend away from the city. Beautiful scenery, a myriad of activities, and a friendly community that welcomes you to their lovely village.

Dullstroom is home to some of South Africa’s finest trout fishing waters which attract fly fisherman from around the world while the many other varied activities will keep you happy if the fish aren’t biting and ensure your comfort and ease of living.

Dullstroom is situated on the eastern escarpment only 2 hours drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. The ideal stop over for tourists and holiday makers on the Panorama Route, halfway between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. The town is synonymous with warm hospitality and family fun, characterized by it’s range of country houses, restaurants, shops and activities that create a sense of country community.

The imposing mountains, rivers and grasslands of the Mpumalanga Highlands presents the opportunity for activities such as hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, hot air ballooning and paragliding to mention a few. The region also boasts a vibrant arts and crafts community. The Highlands Meander is a region for both nature lovers and the adventurous at heart.

The Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve just outside of the village provides sanctuary for the rare wattled crane which is a major attraction for twitters and a visit to the Dullstroom Bird Of Prey Centre, with it’s amazing bird show, is a must for visitors.

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The Dullstroom Festival of Art & Culture is a means of introducing visitors to the many varied aspects of creativity within Dullstroom and the surrounding areas. The festival will create a platform to showcase local talent and to create an awareness of the natural heritage of the area.

During the 3 days of the festival, painting, mosaicing, sculpture, pottery, glasswork, beadwork, art classes, music, makeup classes and the culinary arts will all be on display throughout the village. Meet and interact with the artists, enjoy fine music, fine wine and fine cuisine.

The festival will feature ‘live’ artists who will be creating and interacting with visitors at the different centres throughout the village. In the evenings restaurant patrons will be entertained by a diverse selection of musical artists. Each of the many restaurants in the village will offer extraordinary culinary delights which will be complimented by wine tasting’s from various estates.

During the festival Dullstroom comes alive with shops, businesses and restaurants putting up sparkling decorations and Christmas lights to ensure families will continue to enjoy the midwinter Christmas theme that has been a firm favourite for many years.

Local restaurants and retailers will be offering huge discounts and specials throughout the festival and there will also be a range of activities including clay pigeon shoots, a golf day, a tagged trout event, cheese, local beer, chocolate, coffee and wine tastings, art exhibitions, whiskey tours and tastings and themed restaurant evenings.

Family activities include mosaic making, painting, sand art or fabric painting, horse riding and fun at the local farmers and flea market. These events will be supported by excellent live music shows showcasing live Roots, Blues and Folk music performances from top South African singers and song writers at various participating venues around town.

The Dullstroom Bird Of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre strives to educate the public on the plight of raptors. We provide flying demonstrations, handling and photographic days to the public as part of our educational drive. We have a self guided tour through our resident birds, each with its own history of how they came to be at the Centre. We rehabilitate injured wildlife and also breed and release raptors back into the wild. Flying demonstrations are strictly weather permitting and start at 10h30 and 14h30 Wed- Mon. Please come earlier as it is a fair walk to the demonstration area.

The demonstration area is outside with no shade so remember hats, sunscreen in summer. Centre is closed on Tuesdays unless it falls on a public holiday. We are a registered non-profit Trust and do not receive financial assistance from the government. Our existence and survival is solely dependent on the entrance fees, donations and sponsorships of you our visitors.