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Top 21 Unforgettable Things to Do in Dullstroom 

Top 21 Unforgettable Things to Do in Dullstroom 

Whether you want to catch some trout, play some golf, or sample some whiskey, Dullstroom has something for everyone. 

Here, we’ll show you the best things to do in Dullstroom, South Africa, and why you should visit this charming town soon.

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Address: Beelaerts St, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: +27 82 679 5698

Operating Hours:

  • Saturday & Sunday – 9 AM to 4 PM

During weekends in Dullstroom, people gather outside the Dimitrov art gallery to watch Yugoslavian postwar and contemporary painter Branko Dimitrov paint portraits. When the portraits are done, everyone cheers.

Inside, the gallery has paintings of musicians, and soft classical music plays. The colours and music make you feel ready to dance as you explore the gallery.

Pro Tip:
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a refreshing drink and a delicious meal at the Anvil Ale House & Brewery, which is just a short walk away. The Anvil offers a variety of craft beers and pub food, as well as live music and trivia nights. 

Bike on the trails of Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate


Address: 80 Tonteldoos Road, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 078 293 1403

If you like biking and pretty views, Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate is your spot, offering a huge area with different trails for all types of bikers. You might see zebras and other animals while biking through forests, mountains, and fields.

You can rent a bike or join a tour. And if you’re up for it, there’s even a chance to see some historical sites from a long time ago.

Pro Tip:
Bring your own helmet and gloves, as they’re not provided by the Adventure Centre. You should also wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water and snacks for longer rides.

Browse the timepieces at The Clock Shop

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Address: Dullstroom Centre Naledi Drive, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: +27 13 254 0022

The Clock Shop is a unique and fascinating store that sells a variety of timepieces, from antique clocks to modern watches. It’s the largest clock shop in the southern hemisphere, with over 700 clocks on display and for sale.

At The Clock Shop, you can browse through a collection of rare and beautiful clocks, such as cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, wall clocks, mantel clocks, and more. It also features renowned brands like Seiko, Citizen, Casio, and Fossil. 

Pro Tip:
Go on a weekday morning, when it is less crowded and you can have more time to explore and admire the clocks. 

Dine at Mrs Simpson’s Restaurant

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Address: Teding Van Berkhout St, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0) 13 254 0088 or +27 (0) 82 899 0248

Operating Hours:

  • Wednesday to Saturday – 11:30 AM to 3 PM; 6 PM to 9:45 PM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 3 PM

Mrs Simpson’s Restaurant is a cosy and charming eatery that serves European and contemporary cuisine with a twist. It’s named after the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who married King Edward VIII and caused his abdication.

They serve yummy European and contemporary food with a twist, from starters like smoked trout pâté, to mains like lamb shank, pork belly, and seafood curry. The place is full of pictures and things related to royalty, creating a special atmosphere.

Pro Tip:
Despite the menu’s limited dessert options, save room for the delightful choices, including the Malva Pudding, Peppermint Crisp Sunday, and Apple & Surprise Crumble.

Have some coffee at Beans About Coffee Dullstroom

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Address: Hugenoten Street, Next to Old Transvaal Inn, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 022 448 1653

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM

For a relaxing break, you should head to Beans About Coffee, a charming coffee shop offering a variety of hot and cold beverages, along with delicious snacks and meals. 

It provides scenic views of the countryside near Dullstroom Dam and Nature Reserve. You can choose from classic and specialty coffees, and indulge in their signature drinks like cappuccino and tea.

Pro Tip:
Order their homemade carrot cake or chocolate brownie for dessert. They’re moist, rich, and decadent, and go perfectly with any drink.

Drive along the Panorama Route

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If you love road trips, take a drive along the Panorama Route. This scenic road connects several cultural and natural points of interest and offers breathtaking views of the Mpumalanga province.

You’ll see historical spots, from the gold rush era to the Anglo-Boer war, and features the world’s third largest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon. You can even visit spectacular waterfalls, rock formations, and forests along the way.

Pro Tip:
You can also book accommodation along the route such as Mogodi Lodge and Kruger Park Lodge, and explore the area at your own pace. 

Enjoy the scenery at Millstream Farm


Address: R540 Belfast Road, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: (013) 253 9911

Millstream Farm in the Mpumalanga Highlands is a sweet self-catering fishing pad in Dullstroom. Just a three-hour cruise from Johannesburg, making it a solid choice for a fam jam or a cosy couple’s getaway.

And the cottages? They’re stacked with all the cool kitchen gear, plus a laid-back dining area and a living room rocking a fireplace. Perfect vibes for kicking back and soaking it all in.

Pro Tip:
If you want to catch a big trout, try fishing in Weir 12, which is known as the Monster Weir. It’s located near the entrance gate and has some of the largest trout on the farm. 

Explore the wetlands at Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve

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Phone: +27 78 550 0489

Nature lovers, this one’s for you! Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve is a protected area where you can take guided tours to see endangered cranes and enjoy the diverse flora and butterflies.

The reserve spans 6,000 hectares of grasslands and 30 interconnected wetlands, hosting diverse bird species. The reserve is also home to various wildlife like oribi, steenbok, brown hyena, caracal, serval cat, and jackal.

Pro Tip:
When visiting Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve, bring warm clothing and rain gear, as the weather can be unpredictable and chilly. 

Flyfish and catch some trout at Highland Giants Estate


Address: Boschhoek Road, Dullstroom, Lydenburg, 1120, South Africa 

Highland Giants Estate in Dullstroom is a dream come true for people who love fishing, especially using a fly rod. This fancy place lets you stay in a nice house where you can cook your own meals.

There are 14 dams, 5 weirs, and 3 kilometres of wild river where you can catch rainbow, brown, and golden trout. When you book a cottage, you can keep a couple of fish for free, but any extra fish will cost you based on their weight. 

Pro Tip:
For the best fishing conditions, plan your visit between July and September.

Have a Delightful Breakfast at Harrie’s Pancakes


Address: Corner Cunning St & Hugenoten St, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, 1110, South Africa

Phone: +27 13 254 0801

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM

Harrie’s Pancakes in Dullstroom has been making delicious pancakes for more than 30 years. They have yummy flavours like black cherry, banana caramel, and dark chocolate mousse.

You can add toppings like custard, ice cream, or cream. People really like the pancakes at Harrie’s, and Dullstroom is a cool place with old buildings and an interesting history.

Pro Tip:
Try the Biltong Breakfast with toasted health bread, scrambled eggs, and biltong topped with Horseradish Cream. Pair it with a cappuccino for a perfect morning indulgence of savoury flavours and rich coffee bliss.

Hike in the Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve

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Steenkampsberg Nature Reserve is an ideal hiking destination in Dullstroom and a beautiful sanctuary for the rare and endangered Wattled Crane. The reserve is also home to other crane species, such as the Blue Crane and the Crowned Crane.

This place offers gentle hiking trails on Suikerboskop mountain where you can see beautiful views of grassy fields and wet areas. You’ll also find old spots from a war a long time ago and get to see lots of different plants and animals while you walk.

Pro Tip:
Bring binoculars and a camera, as you will have plenty of opportunities to spot and photograph the Wattled Crane and other wildlife. The best time to see them is in the early morning or late afternoon when they are more active.

Join a cooking class at Dullstroom Cultour Co.


Address: 84 Naledi Dr, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 073 004 6204

For a delightful experience in Dullstroom, consider joining a cooking class at Dullstroom Cultour Co. This place isn’t just about cooking; it’s like a fun class where you get to learn and make tasty South African dishes.

From bobotie to potjiekos and malva pudding, you’ll be guided by friendly instructors. The best part? You get to enjoy the food you make and learn interesting stories about South African culture.

Pro Tip:
If you are planning to take a cooking class with Dullstroom Cultour Co, you might want to book your accommodation as well. you can find a variety of options for lodging depending on your budget and preferences.

Meet some raptors at Dullstroom Bird of Prey


Address: R540 corner Kruisfontein Road 1km out of Dullstroom on Belfast side, Dullstroom

Phone: 082 899 4108

If you love birds and want an exciting experience, visit the Dullstroom Bird of Prey & Rehabilitation Centre. It’s a place where you can see cool birds like eagles, owls, and falcons up close.

There are flying shows every day, and you can even meet friendly birds like Gizmo, the Spotted Eagle Owl. Just remember to bring your camera and wear a hat for protection.

Pro Tip:
Never feed rescued animals without proper training, as incorrect feeding can lead to serious health issues. Seek help from a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for injured adult animals rather than attempting to feed them.

Play golf at Highland Gate Golf Club


Address: Kruisfontein Rd, Mpumalanga, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 087 287 4652/3

For a golfing escapade surrounded by stunning landscapes, Highland Gate Golf Club is your go-to in Dullstroom. The course is designed by Ernie Els, a famous golfer, and it’s surrounded by beautiful mountains.

You don’t have to be a pro – there are challenges for everyone. Make sure to book your tee time beforehand, and after playing, you can relax in the clubhouse with delicious food and great views.

Pro Tip:
After golf at Highland Gate Golf Club, grab a bite at The Flycatcher Restaurant in the Clubhouse or get a picnic basket for a simple and tasty end to your day with a great view.

Relax at the spa at Walkersons Hotel & Spa


Address: Walkersons Private Estate, Dullstroom

Phone: +27132537000

If you’re looking for things to do in Dullstroom, why not relax at the spa at Walkersons Hotel? This luxury hotel offers a charming and memorable destination with stunning countryside views, well-stocked trout dams, and fine country dining. 

The Walkersons Spa is a vibrant and enchanting retreat nestled in the heart of a garden oasis. You can escape the stresses of everyday life and embrace tranquillity with treatments such as massages, crystal therapies, and facials.

Pro Tip:
Enhance your relaxation by booking one of their private self-catering cottages within the tranquil 800-hectare estate. Enjoy the seclusion and serenity for a perfect post-spa retreat.

Ride a horse at Dullstroom Riding Centre

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Address: Lydenburg Road, R540, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 082 442-9766

Saddle up, adventurers because Dullstroom Riding Centre is where it’s at for horse lovers! It’s a horse riding centre that offers a variety of trails for different levels of experience, from beginners to advanced riders.

You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the area on horseback, with unspoiled views of wildlife, trees, mountains, and dams. The guides are experienced and friendly, and the horses are well-trained and reliable.

Pro Tip:
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are suitable for riding. Avoid wearing anything loose or dangling that might get caught on the saddle or the horse. 

Sample some fine whiskies at Wild About Whiskey


Address: Lydenburg Road, R540, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 082 442-9766

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Friday – 9 AM to (5 PM~7 PM)
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday – 9 AM to 4 PM

Whisky fans, you can’t miss Wild About Whisky, a bar and retail outlet with the largest whisky menu in the southern hemisphere. You can sample a variety of whiskies, craft gins, brandies, sipping rums, and tequilas from all over the world.

Each tasting comprises six half-tots placed on a tasting mat, with information on each respective spirit. You can choose to enjoy the tasting quietly in your own space, or while being tutored by the knowledgeable staff. 

Pro Tip:
If you are feeling adventurous, try the Peat Reek tasting, which features six smoky single malts from Islay and Campbeltown. You’ll experience the distinctive aroma of burning peat, which imparts its flavour to these whiskies.

See the wildlife at Dullstroom Nature Reserve

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Nature buffs, you’re in for a treat at Dullstroom Nature Reserve. You can enjoy watching birds all by yourself in this peaceful wildlife spot, far from the usual tourist crowds.

The Blue Crane, Crowned Crane, and the critically endangered Wattled Crane call this place home. If you’re into hiking, the rolling hills and valleys have your back. 

Pro Tip:
Now, getting there is a bit like finding your way to a secret party. Turn right after you hit Dullstroom, then another right after the Dullstroom Inn, followed by a left, and you’ll find the entrance with careful observation.

Shoot some clay pigeons at Field and Stream

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Address:  Lydenburg, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 083 443 4567

Feeling a bit trigger-happy? Then, you should try clay pigeon shooting at Field and Stream—a thrilling sport that tests your accuracy and reflexes.

At the farm’s top end, the Field and Stream Clay Pigeon Shooting Range is open most Saturdays and can extend hours by arrangement, catering to group days such as team building, bachelor parties, and family outings.

Pro Tip:
Take walks and bike rides around the farm, try fishing at the dams and river, and if you’re into it, go horseback riding nearby for a fun and varied experience beyond clay pigeon shooting.

Taste some craft beers at Anvil Ale Brewery


Address: 746 Naledi Dr, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa

Phone: 063 681 5100

Beer aficionados, listen up! Anvil Ale Brewery in Dullstroom brings craft beer dreams to life by brewing on-site with water from the Steenkampsberge springs.

No wonder they’ve snagged Africa’s Brewer of the Year title more than once. And if you’re feeling peckish, they’ve got a restaurant with a fancy chef dishing out all sorts of platters and trout delights to go with your cold one.

Pro Tip:
Experience Anvil Ale Brewery’s new menu with diverse platters, decadent desserts, and unique twists like the ultimate 3-cheese toasted sandwich, all made with locally sourced ingredients, including their own beer.

Visit the Dullstroom Heritage Society

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Address: 194 Teding van Berkhout Street, Dullstroom, 1110

Operating Hours:

  • Friday to Sunday – 10:30 AM to 4:30 AM

The Dullstroom Heritage Society, born in 2013, is all about cherishing the town’s rich history. As you drop by the centre, cheerful volunteers will gladly walk you through the fascinating exhibits. 

They’re on a mission to highlight and preserve the cultural diversity of the town through historical collections. Here’s the real kicker: this whole historical preservation relies solely on generous contributions from visitors and patrons.

Pro Tip:
If their opening hours don’t jive with your schedule, just hit them up in advance, and they’ll crack open the Heritage Centre at a time that suits you. 

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