The Sleepy town of Dullstroom


A small, so-called sleepy town in the middle of South Africa, that will sweep you off your feet. It’s name: Dullstroom. The beautiful green meandering hills and glass-looking lakes filled with trout make for the ideal retreat, whether you’re fly fishing or enjoying the views.

A mere two hours from both Gauteng and Nelspruit, Dullstroom is a quaint town, probably the most famous on the Highlands Meander. Many a Scot will tell you that Dullstroom has become known as ‘Scotland’s Only Outpost in Africa’.

Originally named a town by Paul Kruger in 1892, Dullstroom was referred to as the ‘Place of Eternal Mist’ by Dutch settlers, for the many misty mornings and days, that create a feeling of mystery and intrigue.

Dullstroom was caught in the middle of the Anglo-Boer war, at which point the town was virtually razed to the ground. The town began to make a name for itself in 1916 when trout were introduced and stocked in the dams.

These days, Dullstroom’s green countryside, gorgeous bed and breakfasts, breath-taking scenery, challenging hiking trails and traditional pubs, make it a must-see! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary visit the bird of prey show, go clay pigeon shooting or horse riding.

Just a short drive outside of Dullstroom, you’ll find Highlands Gate Golf Estate. The signature course, designed by Ernie Els is a must-visit for the avid golfer. The restaurant and beautiful rolling hills only add to its charm and delight.

Dullstroom is the perfect getaway for Joburg city slickers who are on the lookout for some fresh country air, good food and a little outdoor adventure. It also appeals to a romantic getaway for two - think misty days and chilly evenings, snuggled by the fire or curled under a down duvet. Priceless!

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