Dullstroom today is a charming village nestled deep in the heart of the Highlands Meander, a beautiful stretch of the Mpumalanga province. Situated at 2,100m above sea level, it is one of the highest villages in the country, often nick-named ‘The Scottish Highlands of South Africa’. Dullstroom has long been known for its crystal clear dams perfect for trout fishing and its high altitude alpine-like climate that begs for a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of wine with friends around a roaring fireplace. Dullstroom has sustained this popularity first enjoyed in the early 1980’s as the perfect weekend country getaway from the Gauteng area. It offers an environment conducive to pure relaxation, an idyllic country experience within an easy 2½ hour drive. And consequently Dullstroom has enjoyed enormous growth in recent years on the strength of its natural attributes and proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria, while retaining its essential charm.
Despite its diminutive size, Dullstroom has over 20 celebrated restaurants and pubs in which to enjoy glorious food, sundowners or a few drinks watching a major sporting event. Indulge in whisky tasting at the Whisky Bar, with the largest selection of whisky in the southern hemisphere or quaff locally produced beer at The Anvile Ale micro brewery.
We also have our own coffee roastery, cheese factory and now two boutique chocolate shops. Visitors and residents alike take time to browse deli food and sweet delights, home décor, antique furniture, and artworks, as well as boutique clothing, and accessories. The beauty and spa industry has grown in the last few years to cater to Dullstroom’s growing popularity. Visitors can enjoy beauty and treatments in our exclusive day spas, or local hairdressers and makeup artists to enjoy much-needed pampering.
But while the area is considered a relaxing and tranquil escape, not everyone comes to kick back. For the arty and creative, studios offer the opportunity to paint and throw pottery, frame-making, pewter creation, decoupage and mosaic lessons. For the more energetic, trout fly-fishing, scenic hikes, horse riding trails, clay pigeon shooting, mountain biking, a high altitude gym and the Bird of Prey Centre ensure that individuals, couples and families will never be short of activities.
Dullstroom Real Estate is highly sought after for all these reasons and more. Many buyers look at Dullstroom property for sale as an investment as it has maintained its popularity throughout the property recession. Dullstroom properties are varied and caters to all budgets and needs from farms and small holdings to village houses, secure residential estates, vacant stands and country estates. As Dullstroom has a strong tourist market, buy-to-let self catering options are very popular. Owners get to use their properties for their regular Dullstroom weekend and holiday getaways while also earning income through tourism rentals to contribute to their bond.
Visitors fall in love with Dullstroom, and some at some point decide to buy their little piece of it. We are glad to help and enjoy seeing our ‘clients’ that are now ‘friends and honourary locals’ out and about.
Speak to an agent now. Call Zest Property Group Dullstroom 013 254 0219