Explore your own backyard
Teaser: Dullstroom is a small town that lies between Belfast and Lydenburg. Well known to South Africans as a fishing mecca, it is also notably the highest town in the country.
But fishing is not all this charming town has up its sleeve. It has also become home to a number of fun, family activities and festivals.
Lowveld Living chats to Dullstroom Accomodation and gets the low-down of top spots you must visit and explore.
Verloren Valei, 15km from Dullstroom on the De Berg Road is a nationally protected area. This nature reserve of rolling grasslands is also the breeding place of three species of South African cranes. Field trips can be arranged. 013 254 8800
The Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Centre, 3km west of Dullstroom on the R540, is a must visit. Enjoy live interactive flying displays from rescued and rehabilitated birds of prey. Daily shows at 10.30am and 2.30pm. 082 899 4108
Anvil Ale Brewpub is Dullstroom’s very own craft brewery: Taste their internationally acclaimed beers, whilst having a light meal in the garden setting. Pet friendly. 073 168 6603.
Wild About Whisky is probably the southern hemisphere’s best stocked whisky bar with over 1400 whiskys on the shelves. Offer whisky rum, gin and brandy tastings. Open daily. 082 600 5388.
Higland Gate Golf and Trout Estate features a course designed by SA’s favourite golf player, Ernie Els and was voted the 15th best course in SA in 2018, a great golfing destination.
Run the world’s second highest Parkrun, around the Dullstroom Dam –
Learn more about the history of Dullstroom by visiting the Heritage
Museum, close to the Dullstroom Inn. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2.30pm. 072 651 0092.
And of course… try your hand at flyfishing – Dullstroom is the flyfishing capital of SA.