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Dullstroom's village and farm environment offers the ideal opportunity for families to bond in beautiful natural surroundings - be it at trout waters, on horseback, bird watching or engaging in the vast variety of nature related activities.
Children of all ages are welcomed into establishments - even the pubs are family (and dog) friendly. (Granted - the odd hotel or two offers protection against under 12's.)
- Wildflower@Dullstroom Club undertakes regular veld excursions to view wild flowers in the region. A programme for 2012 appears here.
- Dullstroom Country Cottages: 9 km on Lydenburg Road. Horse and pony rides.
- Clay pigeon shooting: at Field and Stream, 8 km from Dullstroom on the Tonteldoos Road. Call Frank on
080 781-0242 or Greg on 083 443-4567. R350 per 25 shots
- Dullstroom Riding Centre: 082 442 9766;
Situated at The Owl and Oak Centre 9 km towards Lydenburg. Horse rides available hourly, pony rides for children under 12 yrs. All rides take place under supervision of Dave Curtis. Contact Dave for bookings.
- Elandskloof: 5km on Machado rd. 013 2540136; 082 922 6835. Pony rides, donkey cart rides, mountain bike trails.
- Ross van Reenen Riding Centre offers pony rides for small children, and
wonderful outrides for the more experienced rider. Call him on 078 245 9538
- Kruisfontein road: 42km self-drive loop around town 2km either side of town. Enquire on the condition of the roads, as it changes according to the season and rainfall.
- The Lowveld and "Big five towns" Pilgrim's Rest, Sabie, Hazyview, Graskop are an hour and a half's drive from Dullstroom.
- Visit Tonteldoos’ attractions: 24km dirt road - high clearance vehicle in rainy season: By appointment only: local products on purchase Kristalwater Mampoer Distillery 013 2540722
See and taste the fruit of the kettle
- Tonteldoos Cheese Shop and Yarn BarnWe offer a selection of cheeses, platters and baskets — for pure cheese enjoyment.
Famous homemade scones, rusks, and cheesecake (on request).
Hande made felt — oldest known fabric to man. Hand crafted Marino sheep's wool products — every item an unique piece.
For queries, orders and prices, please contact us on: Tel: 013 254-0073, or 076 033-6688.
- DULLSTROOM ADVENTURES “Quad Division”
1/2 hour: R250; 1 hours R360; 1/2 day (3 hours): R950; Full day (6 hours): R1 800
DASHA: 073 076 0782 For Bookings and Information
Further activities to follow soon.
Dullstroom Local Mountain Bike rides
- Dullstroom to Tonteldoos & back:
A total of 46 km on dirt road with very little traffic and very safe. Climb to 2150m soon after leaving Dullstroom. There are a few climbs along the way but the route gradually drops to 1800m. You will pass numerous trout fishing syndicates and stunning farms. A midway break can be found at Pendlehill Dairy / Cheese Farm & Restaurant, a good point to reload your carbs and protein naturally. The return trip is back along the same road with a lot more climbing!
- Kruisfontein Loop – Short:
43 km in total predominantly on dirt road with 5km of tar included. This route can be done clockwise (Hardcore) or anti-clockwise (Wannabe). The Hardcore option starts in Dullstroom, heads out on the Belfast road, turns left @ Birds of Prey Centre onto the Kruisfontein rd, continue down the Kruisfontein road passing private trout syndicates and 3 Estate developments before turning left @ aprox 23 km @ the Morgonzon sign – at this point you dropped from 2050m in Dullstroom to 1750m. From here you climb for 10 km up the escarpment past Wickhams Country Retreat (remember to look back and enjoy stunning views over the escarpment and down into the Kwena Basin at the top of the Wickhams climb), the ride eases off after the Wickhams climb (be warned this is a serious climb) with a few more climbs and drops for about 9 km before reaching the Lydenburg rd, turn left onto the tar back to Dullstroom.
Wannabe route is done in the opposite direction and is easier but has the same amount of total climb. Be careful of the Wickhams decent. It is very steep and very rocky.
- The T6 Tonteldoos – De Berg Route
75 km in total, predominantly dirt road plus a portion of tar. Start in Dullstroom @ 2050m and head out on the Tonteldoos road climbing to 2150m, descend to Tonteldoos @ 1800m, pass Tonteldoos and continue round on the Rossenekal / Lydenburg / Stoffberg – tar rd climbing to 2256 m before turning right onto the De Berg – Nederhorst – dirt rd. At this point you are close to the highest point –De Berg - on the Steenkampsberg - the highest point in the old Transvaal Province @ 2331m and the highest tar road in South Africa @ 2256m (extremely good chance of snow in winter after cold fronts have hit). From here you ride along a stunning ridge @ 2200m with breathtaking views to your left and right before descending as you pass Veloren Valei (declared a Ramsa Site), down the pass, along the De Berg rd past magnificent farms with a final fast decent to the Lydenburg road. Turn right just before crossing the railway line and ride along next to the railway line on a jeep track. Route can be done either way. Not for the unfit!!
- Kruisfontein / Machadodorp Ring Road:
33km in total on predominantly dirt road with 11km of tar. Start in Dullstroom; continue for 9km along the Belfast rd, turn left @ Elandskloof sign. Continue to the Valeispruit sign, turn left, ride along a very quite farm road before descending to the Kruisfontein rd, turn left onto the Kruisfontein rd straight into a good climb. Drop down to the Crocodile River with a few more climbs, reaching the tar road @ Birds of Prey Centre, turn right onto the tar and ride back into Dullstroom.
Dullstroom's high altitude (the nearby De Berg is 2300m above sea level) makes it a popular training ground for athletes from all over the world. The celebrity list includes cyclists, long distance runners, ice skaters, race walkers and orienteering athletes - from Comrades winners to Olympic gold medallists.
- Walkersons Country Manor Spa 012 253-7000
- Highland Rose Spa: Estelle on 082 570-2296
- Trevor Conn Hair Studio: 084 900-0948
- Hair Studio & Brookielace Barn 084 356 5770
Dullstroom Altitude Training Centre Gym
Open:Mondays-Fridays:06h00 - 8h00 and 17h00 - 19h00
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays
- Tennis courts next to Critchly Corner - key at Milly's
- Golf: Lydenburg (65km) 013 235-2537
Belfast (36km) 9 hole 013 253-0981; or club captain Willem van der Merwe on 082 436-8352
- Holistic Therapeutic Massage Master: Shaughn Over 20 years experience in therapeutic bdy massage
Over two decades in the health/wellness/hospitality industries
Nutrition analyst and presonal training. Travelling therapist.
Servicing Dullstroom and surrounding areas. Touch therapy workshops (introduction to massage)
Contact: Cell: 076 033-6688 OR Vox: 087 803-5861
- I-create the place to make your inspiration come alive.
- Dimitrov Art 082 679-5698
- Dullstroom DVD/Video Shop and Internet Service (established 2001) @ Dullstroom Centre next to Le Bamba Supermarket.. Mon-Sun 10:00-19:00 Contact:013 254-0454. We offer: DVD‘s, Machine hire, Email, Web browsing, Copuing, Faxes, Laminating and Computer consumables
Plant Palette cleaning, laundry, garden service 082 446 6051
Dullstroom is home to the three endangered cranes and particularly the scarce wattled crane. The Highland Crane Group (tel 013 2540191) do intensive research in the area. Verlorenvallei (tel 013 2540799 by appointment only) has been declared a Ramsar-site and hosts a wide variety of field orchids.
- Verloren Valei Nature Reserve 013 2540799
Guided tours strictly by prior appointment. The reserve is open for special interest groups such as birders, orchid societies, butterfly, Field Trail clubs and wing shooting for sustainable utilisation.
Flowering peak: Nov to Jan.
Our neighbouring village Tonteldoos, is home to the beautiful yellow arum lily Zantedeschia pentlandii, the Reitzii aloe and rare orchid species like the Disa zuluensis.
- Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre one kilometer out of town on the Belfast Road; 013 2540777;
open 9:00 - 16:30.
Daily live displays at 10:30 & 14:30 - see the hunting and survival techniques of raptors.
- Highlands Crane Group - crane outings 013 254-0191
Dullstroom has numerous eateries excluding dining facilities at the hotels in the area. Some epicureans travel from Gauteng for lunch - no effort too great for a fine meal and warm ambience. See contact details for all the eateries here
- Report at the caravan park at the Dullstroom dam, pay R5 entry fee and go for a lazy stroll around Dullstrooms beautiful dams, or ascend Groot Suikerboschkop for lovely views of the area. Hike to the historical Anglo-Boer war fort and cemetery 2km out of town for more info report at the info offices.