Dullstroom is less than three hours away from Joburg and is considered to be the fly-fishing capital of South Africa. A weekend spent in the quaint fly-fishing town of Dullstroom is almost certainly guaranteed to feature plenty of outdoor adventures, culinary delights and whisky tasting, which many people would regard as the necessary ingredients for a perfect escape to the country. Here’s our pick on the best things to do when visiting this town.
Visit the Dullstroom Nature Reserve and Dam
The small Dullstroom Nature Reserve and Dam is a popular flyfishing destination that adjoins the town of Dullstroom, and offers self-catering accommodation, camping and a caravan park for those who wish to stay overnight in this very attractive, peaceful and rural area of sub-alpine lakes, dams, hills and forests. The Dullstroom Nature Reserve and Dam is situated close to the Crocodile River and the Steenkampsberg Valley and there are a number of short hikes through the reserve as well as excellent trout fishing in the dam that fronts pretty self-catering chalets.
Ride horses at the Dullstroom riding centre
Love horse riding and the outdoors? Experience the picturesque town and countryside around Dullstroom on horseback. Peppered with trout dams and lush, rolling landscapes, the Dullstroom area is a fine spot to go galloping into the hills. Little children, even with no experience, can take pony rides around a trout dam while handlers walk ahead of the horses and hold the reins.
Wild about Whiskey
Attention all whisky lovers! Wild About Whisky boasts over 1 100 whiskies to choose from and has a tasting menu that consists of over 30 different tastings! Here you’ll discover more whiskies than you ever thought existed, and visitors are given the opportunity to sample six at once. However, if you’re not a whisky lover, there is also a gin tasting option; each of the six gins arrives with accompanying garnishes ranging from strawberry and pepper to lemon and thyme.
Explore Dullstroom with its exquisite fishing, fly-fishing, hiking trails, horse riding trails and picnic spots beside breathtaking waterfalls. Walk through an abundance of wildflowers and catch a glimpse of elusive fauna. Time spent at the fly-fishing capital of South Africa will always be worth it.
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