Dullstroom Backpackers On The Market

Dullstroom Backpacker For Sale


The amazing views towards the Dullstroom Dam, Suikerboschkop Mountain and the peace and quiet  attracted the current owners to this property. This unique property is on the market with Zest Property Group.
The current owners were looking to enter into short term rentals, which are very popular in Dullstroom, but wanted to try something new. This timber home had amazing potential to become the first fully fledged backpackers in Dullstroom and had them hooked. Extensive renovations were done to the house and it now can accommodate 24 guests, in five bedrooms.


It proved to be a brilliant venture and the business is growing stronger and stronger, with an occupancy rate of between 50 to 80 percent throughout the week, approximately 75 to 80 percent of these are international visitors. The Dullstroom backpackers is a recommended destination by both the French and Italian Tourists Boards and is listed on several international booking websites.
The property has business rights which includes the right to serve food, however it is totally equipped as a self-catering destination. The adjacent vacant stand is included in the sale.


The upper level has a spacious open plan living area that features a bar, two dining room tables, a lounge suite and fully equipped kitchen for 24 guests. There are large windows making the best of the stunning views. Three of the bedrooms are located on the upper level, one is an en suite and the other two share a bathroom.
The ground level has two spacious dorm rooms both with four double bunk beds and en suite bathrooms. Large covered veranda with tiled floor off the bedrooms.
The garden has well established lawn and features a sunken entertainment circle with a fire pit and canvas cover, previously used as a drumming circle (huge hit with locals and tourists).
Features and fitting throughout the house are of good quality and definately not your standard backpackers.
The house could easily be used as a private home again, giving the new owner the freedom to either carry on with the very successful business or keep this gem to themselves.

For more information or to arrange a viewing give Zest a call on 013 254 0219 OR click here

Luxurious home at Walkersons Estate @ R 7.5 million

Walkersons Home Dullstroom

This view could be yours!

The price on this stunning home in Walkersons has just been reduced by R1,700,000. Now on the market for R7,500,000 making it exceptional value for money!

Set on a ledge overlooking the Lunsklip River and offering never-ending country vistas, this home epitomises luxurious yet comfortable living. The home comprises, four bedroom suites and a family room, spacious, open plan bar area, dining room, kitchen, lounge and snooker room with an additional and separate guest suite. The partially covered veranda has a built in braai and a jacuzzi. Click here for more info

This property is one of a kind, but don’t take our word for it, watch the video tour.

Contact us to arrange a viewing 013 254 0219,


Astrophotography? Dullstroom is definitely your place…



If you have ever considered taking up the challenge of photographing the night skies then there would be a few prerequisites….a passion that would see you through minus temperatures and extraordinary patience plus a very special camera and lens, plus some concerted practise to maximise your equipment. What you would get in return is some stunning images of a sky that most city dwellers hardly know exists, thanks to the lack of light pollution.

Brett Stevens tells the story of his venture into the game – he had a yearning passion to capture some of the
exceptionally amazing images out there so concentrated first on his equipment. There were a few trial and errors but eventually it was a CANON 6D with a 14mm/2,8lens that did the trick for him. Getting the exposure time and shutter speeds right becomes the next challenge – all way to complicated to go into the detail of here! But I do know that we are talking an hour or so!

Lynette Romano and some colleagues from the Benoni Camera Club recently, this now being mid winter… spent a whole weekend stalking the stars on a trip they called “Startrails”. The loved the combination of the spectacular surroundings plus the clear skies. Flasks of hot coffee, scarves, muffs and challenging their down jackets to the limit, they braved the freezing temperatures for hours on end but were rewarded with majestic “starscapes”.

Not a bad idea to wait until summer but definitely a whole new aspect to Dullstroom living.

Photo: Dullstroom Milkway, Photographer Brett Stevens
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Dullstroom Family Home With Views

Dullstroom Family Home

Dreaming of your own quaint, timber home?

Well then, this might be exactly what you are looking for…….and it is in Dullstroom!! This double story three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is entirely of timber construction and is in immaculate condition. It is north facing, which is a must in Dullstroom, and has perfect country views over the Suikerboschkop Mountain and surrounds. This can be viewed from the downstairs veranda and two of the bedroom’s balconies.

About the home



The internal walls are lined with dry walling and of the timber panels have been painted white. It has a cosy living area with open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. There is a fireplace between the lounge and dining area, which warms up the house. The covered veranda accessed from the lounge, would be the best place to be to enjoy the views and winter sun. The kitchen has melamine counter tops, ample cupboard space, a four plate electric stove and oven, and a small scullery with double sink. The downstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and vanity.
The three bedrooms are upstairs and all have built in cupboards. The main bedroom and second bedroom both have access onto the balcony. The second bathroom has built in cupboards, bath, toilet and vanity.The bedrooms are carpeted and the living areas have timber floors.

The property is fully enclosed with palisade fencing and an automated access gate. There is a double carport and timber storeroom that can be used for the garden tools. The neat garden is low maintenance with succulents and established beddings, that do not require much attention.

Potential for income..

Since Dullstroom is the perfect place away from the city, this timber house could easily become your second home with the option of booking it out to guests when not in use. This would be ideal to cover the monthly rates and taxes, cleaning and gardening services.

Don’t take my words for it –  view it yourself, contact Zest to make an appointment 013 254 0219. Read more here.

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219,


Affordable Property Dullstroom

About The Property

This contemporary loft a one of kind property for Dullstroom! The finishes are modern with an industrial feel, many of the features have been cleverly ‘upcycled’. Not only is this property something new for Dullstroom, but it is an excellent way to put your foot in the door at owning a holiday home, it is on the market for R790,000

Looking for your own weekend getaway?

Look no further! This property is ideal as a weekend getaway and is currently rented out as weekend accommodation, generating an income. One of the beauties of Dullstroom is renting your property out on weekends and holidays when you can’t get away. Click here to read more about short term rentals in Dullstroom.

What are you getting?

The loft comprises an open plan living kitchen area, one bedroom, one bathroom and a loft room. Double volume living area has high windows with multiwall sheeting and various smaller windows throughout. The interior walls are exposed brick, cement flooring on the ground level and wooden floors in the loft bedroom.

Some of the ‘upcycled’ features include a chandelier made from bicycle rims and reused staircase and odd and ins.

There is no Eskom connection, but solar power and gas is utilised. Situated on a stand of 1000sqm with plans in place for an additional four units (subject to rezoning approval).

Take a better look and watch our video tour of this property click here and for the full details, click here.

Sounds like a property for you? Give one of our agents a call

Trish 082 330 3503

Del-Monté 082 859 5933

Haideé 073 188 4306

Dream Farm, Dream Location

Dullstroom Farm For Sale

Longmeadow Farm, right on Dullstroom’s doorstep, is certainly one of the most historical and well-known properties in the Dullstroom area.


The history of this farm dates back to the late 1800’s. As you entered town from Lydenburg, this was the first farm you would have encountered. The old ox wagon road actually crosses the Crocodile River on the farm, and goes right past the homestead, up to the stone church in town. After a long trek up the mountain, travellers must have been delighted to find the Excelsior Hotel (now the Dullstroom Inn) on your right, just as you passed Longmeadow Farm!

It’s been the private domain of Anglo American for many decades, frequented on weekends by mining moguls, politicians and the like.

The location

This property is unparalleled – the access, location, waters, infrastructure and beauty cannot be compared to any other property in the area.

The location of the farm is excellent, at the foot of the Suikerboschkop mountain, on the northern side of the village. Mrs Simpsons Restaurant and the Dullstroom Inn are a brisk 500m away! The property features a magnificent dam of approximately 2,4 hectares and a stretch of the Crocodile River with three weirs.

Access directly from the Dullstroom village through automated gates, at either Oranje Nassau Str or Blue Crane Drive.

Accommodation on the farm

Farm Dullstroom

The accommodation is set in extensive gardens with beach and oak trees of at least a 100 years old. The original five-bedroom, four-bathroom farmhouse has been beautifully renovated over the years, while retaining some of the original features.  The furniture and fittings are of the highest quality and included in the sale. It is located a reasonable distance from the manager’s house, ensuring privacy.

The manager’s house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lovely kitchen with all the modern-day fittings, laundry, two sunrooms and a separate dining room. The views from the house over the dams are magnificent.

There are ample outbuildings including the manager’s office with garage and workshop, a separate large workshop and a staff tea room.

The property is fully game fenced, has a borehole with filtration system, 15 000l storage capacity and a

back-up generator.

This is a unique opportunity to invest in a part of Dullstroom’s history. Click here for more information or give me a call.

Written by: Del-Monté – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 082 895 5933,

Dullstroom Estate Agent


Walkersons Private Estate Dullstroom

Walkersons Residential Estate turns 12

Walkersons Residential Estate, situated a mere 10km from Dullstroom, is certainly one of the success stories when it comes to residential developments in the area. The Estate was launched back in November 2006, and Zest Property Group secured an exclusive mandate to handle all the sales. Only 114 stands were made available to the public, ensuring privacy and exclusivity. The fact that the Estate shared the land on which it was developed with the highly acclaimed Walkersons Hotel, had a lot to do with the fact that 75% of the stands were sold within 6 months.

Property For Sale On The Estate

Currently the Estate is 50% built up, and there are a number of vacant stands (from R385k) and houses (from R 3.9 million) on the market. Contact our office for more information 013 254 0219 or email:

About Walkersons

When it comes to water, nothing in the area matches Walkersons – its boasts 4km of river and 14 dams, truly a fly-fishing paradise. The Estate also has various walking trails, picnic spots and a 980 tarred runway for light aircraft. All the internal roads are also tarred, and the Estate has a very high level of security and access control

Next time you are in the area, do yourself a favour and take a drive down the Walkersons Valley, to experience true tranquillity.

Written by: Del-Monté – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219,

Dullstroom Estate Agent


Verlorenkloof Estate

Timeshare Mpumalanga

The Estate

Verlorenkloof Estate, is a unique shareblock development set, on 1600 hectares in a beautiful valley on the eastern escarpment of Mpumalanga, near Dullstroom and Lydenburg.  The estate lends itself to nature lovers, with 6 trout dams, 6 kms of the Crocodile River, cycling trails and 42km trails for hiking, birding, archaeology and botany walks. The estate features a beautiful lodge, which has a reception area, conference facilities and Food space, a pre-order meal facility, deli and all-day coffee shop.

Verlorenkloof has been in operation since 2000 and has a dedicated management team who has been involved from the start. The estate is RCI affiliated and has won many associated awards.


Accommodation is available in 23 self-catering crofts. The crofts have been carefully positioned to ensure privacy and make the best of the amazing views. There are three, four and five-bedroom configurations, and some crofts offer plunge pools. All very well equipped and serviced twice a day.

To arrange viewings, please contact our office. Mid-week rentals can also be arranged at a discounted price, should you wish to stay over.

For the full details are additional photos click here 

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219,


Things To Do In Dullstroom

Dullstroom is anything but Dull. There is something for everyone to do! Here are a few options.. Have fun 😊

Things for families, groups and littlies:

Arts and Crafts
Creative fun for the whole family! Includes anything from making mosaics to painting @ iCreate 082 451 0509

A range of art classes and furniture restoration workshops @ Anything But Dull 083 309 8140

Horse riding @ Walkersons 082 442 9766
Dave Curtis will take anyone from baby to biltong, and tailor rides accordingly.  Contact him to book your rides.

Dunkeld Estate:

Spend the day at one of the most scenic country estates in the country. There are two restaurants and an array of activities including an indoor swimming pool, fishing, hiking, cycling, horse-riding, tours of the “state of the art” trout hatchery. For the adrenaline junkies – abseiling, a zipline, and a trapeze jump. Do note that most activities and tours must be booked well in advance, are only available on certain days, and each is charged separately. Reception: Tel: 078 2931403  Email:

Bird of Prey Centre – Kruisfontein Turnoff 082 899 4108

A “must see” when visiting Dullstroom.  Children love the bird of prey shows and there is a children’s fishing pond, a small “zoo” of rescued and rehabilitated small wildlife, and of course all the birds in their aviaries.

Verloren Valei Nature Reserve – Birds & Wildlife

This protected nature reserve is roughly 13km outside Dullstroom. It is one of few places in the country to where three of the world’s endangered cranes breed. You will also see a variety of other bird species.
Venture out on your own. There is a small entrance fee or arrange a guided tour. Guided tour by appointment only call, 072 423 7205

The Dullstroom Heritage Museum 072 651 0092

Get to know the history of our very interesting little town.

Dullstroom On The Dam

The perfect venue for a family picnic, a spot of fishing and for the adventurous a hike up the Suikerboschkop Mountain. Friendly dogs welcome on a lead.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

We have two venues that offer Clay Pigeon shooting. @ Field & Stream, 9km down the Tonteldoos road, open Saturdays, all other days by bookings only, 083 443 4567 (Greg) / 078 950 6301 (Kevin)

@ Lake Heron, 8,5km down the Machadodorp road, open every day, bookings essential, 082 781 0242 (Frank) 072 411 7576

Whisky and Gin Tasting

Pop in to Auldstone House where the tasting experience is combined with very interesting facts about the various spirits. Contact Eve on 082 600 5388 check she wants us to use this number.


In the Cherry Grove centre will treat you to a wine and gin tasting experience. Phone 079 495 3502

Beer tasting @ Anvil Ale (Number … on our map) 073 168 6603

Craft beer brewed on site, free tastings, light meals, in a lovely garden setting. There is also freshly roasted coffee from Africa to Central America! Roast and ground to perfection on the premises.

Take a drive down to Tonteldoos

Tonteldoos is a charming little farmers village. Take the gravel road passed Dunkeld for 20kms. Local pub Highside Tavern 082 867 4347, The Cat & The Cow, restaurant 082 867 4347, The Barn restaurant 013 254 0702. Paintball, bookings essential 072 2462231

Things for adventurous & outdoor lovers:


For tackle sales and hire:

Mavungana – Main Rd. 013 254-0270;

Village Angler – Next door to Poacher. 013 254-0045.

Vaid’s Blue Shop – Slachtersnek St. 013 254-0173.

Where to Fish

Dullstroom Town Dams 061 762 3209

Both Town Dams are open to members of the public – the lower dam is strictly a catch and release trophy dam, please note there is a daily fee payable. Access to the dams is through the Caravan park gate.

Mavungana Flyfishing 013 254-0270

Still water & river fishing. Guiding & instruction. Day fishing can be arranged at the following dams, Hacker’s Haven, Jurassic Pond and c&r trophy day waters, Bird of Prey Centre. River fishing on 2kms of the upper Crocodile River.
Day fishing outings are on offer, with the assistance of a Mavungana guide.

Elandskloof Trout Dams 013 254-0136

Fishing in 10 dams: Rod fee includes 2 trout. Camping, chalets, pool available. 9km towards Belfast, left to Machadodorp and travel for 5km.

Dunkeld Country Estate 078 293 1403

Fishing available in 13 Trout Dams.  Fishing permits available @ Dunkeld Reception.

Golf @ Highland Gate (087 808 6570)

Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate offers a magnificent 18-hole Ernie Els signature golf course, rated in the top 21 in South Africa. The course is open to public and has a clubhouse with restaurant and bar, lounge areas and a pro-shop. Booking is essential: Call 087 808 6570 or email:

Mountain biking

Watson Wheels Bicycle Hire, Repairs and Maintenance 0837447061

Hire of bicycles, as well as repairs. The owner Callen Watson is an experienced mountain bike rider and technician in Dullstroom that can give guidance on trails. He also conducts cycling clinics on request.  

Routes you can do on your own

Here are the overviews of a few routes. For the full routes visit the Dullstroom Accommodation website, or pop into the Zest office for a printout.

Tonteldoos – De Berg Ring Road:
75 km in total, predominantly dirt road plus a portion of tar, quite a few hectic climbs – NOT FOR THE UNFIT. This route takes you past Tonteldoos, onto the R577, the Nederhorst road and the railway service road.

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 route takes you on the R540 (short distance) and then onto the Kruisfontein Road and back to the R540.

Dullstroom to Tonteldoos & back:

A total of 46 km on dirt road with very little traffic. There are a few climbs.

Kruisfontein / Machadodorp Ring Road:
33km in total on predominantly dirt road with 11km of tar. This route takes you on the R540, Machadodorp gravel road, Valyspruit gravel, Kruisfontein tar road and back onto the R540.

Railway Track:
14km gravel road. This route is ideal of the beginners or not so fit. It follows the railway service road, up to the De Berg turnoff and back again.

De Berg Rd & back:
42 km of predominantly dirt road. This route takes you along the railway service road and then the De Berg gravel road, returning via the same route.

Elandskloof, Winnaarspoort & Kloppenheim:
76 km in total predominantly on dirt road with 12 km of tar. Breath taking and breath taking views! This route will take you on the R540, Machadodorp gravel road and a number of smaller gravel roads.

Parkrun & Walks

Weekly Parkrun @ Dullstroom on the dam

Dullstroom Parkrun is a free and is a 5km timed walk or run. It happens every Saturday, starting at 8am @ the Dullstroon Town dam. Please note you must register beforehand

Suikerboschkop Mountain

Hike up the mountain, accessed from Dullstroom on the dam and just follow the trail. Free of charge.

Health and Beauty

Dullstroom Altitude Training Centre Gym 061 299 0311

Dullstroom’s gym offers most disciplines, including free weights, aerobics, v-core and circuits.
Open: Mondays-Fridays:06h00 – 8h00 and 17h00 – 19h00. Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

Trevor Conn Hair Studio @ Cherry Grove Centre 074 700 9000

Trevor is a well known name in the industry and has worked with some of the biggest names in the beauty industry. Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Maset Hair Salon 079 488 9780

In The Source Centre

The Highland Rose Country House and Spa 083 700 9749

Discover a spa environment that will renew, rejuvenate and replenish your body, mind and spirit.

Walkersons Spa 013 253-7000

Located at Walkersons Hotel and is a timeless place of peace and tranquillity, embraced by nature and is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence – a feast for your soul and senses.


Spacious Home With An Ideal Location


It’s not often that we find a lovely home with ideal location – this property is exactly it! Located on the south eastern side edge of the Dullstroom Village. This area is quiet and tucked away from the rest of the Village with great views over surrounding farmlands.

About the property

The home is spacious and has a modern rustic feel. It features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious open plan living area. Two of the three bedrooms have access out onto the veranda, the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee.

The attractive kitchen has fitted country style cupboards with built in Whirlpool four plate stove and oven, prep sink and separate scullery. The counter tops are solid timber and one counter serves as a breakfast bar. There is a free-standing gas stove that is also included in the sale.

The lounge has the traditional Dullstroom fireplace and double doors out onto a generous covered veranda with views towards the east.

The property is fully enclosed, has a brick driveway and low maintenance garden with established lawn.

All the furniture and appliances are available to purchase, as a separate negotiation.

For the full details are additional photos click here 

Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219,

Dullstroom Estate Agent