This unique little village is an easy two and a half hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Leave work at 5 on a Friday and be here for a candlelight dinner in front of a roaring fire…..
Why is Dullstroom so unique?
Because it has retained all the characteristics of a village with a mere 500 permanent residents, no rush hours, quaint shops and safe to walk in the evenings. But come the weekends, there are approximately 1500 visitors, who come to enjoy the wonderful countryside, restaurants, fishing, cycling and walks. All these visitors create a great opportunities to own a property and generate an income, read this article for a few stats and info on the practical side.
Just some of the amazing features of Dullstroom
- The natural beauty of the town and surrounding area must come first, with pristine rivers, dams and amazing views;
- There is a wide variety of excellent restaurants to choose from (one of which has been acknowledged as being in the top 100 restaurants in the country);
- The Whisky Bar, which stocks the second widest range of whiskies in the world. Their whisky and gin tastings are not only fun but informative as well;
- Anvil Ale specialises in brewing European style ales and recently won ‘African Brewer of the Year’;
- The Ernie Els Golf Course at Highland Gate is amongst the top 21 in the country. The Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament (part of the Sunshine Tour) was held here in August this year;
- There are a host of cycling tracks available, from 10 kms to 70 kms;
- The Ashburton National MTB Cycling challenge attracts approx. 2000 cyclist every year;
Dullstroom has become a very popular high altitude training venue for European athletes, with approx. 100 athletes visiting every year, from November through to February;
- Dullstroom now has a ‘‘parkrun” at the town dam, recently opened by Bruce Fordyce, and it is the highest altitude parkrun in the world;
- Other interesting national events include the sheep dog trials and the S.A. Showing Championships at Dunkeld Equestrian Centre;
- The unique Bird of Prey Centre offers flying displays twice every day;
- About eight to ten festivals are held annually from music and fishing to art;
- Live music most weekends in one or other of the restaurants;
- There are country markets at least twice a month on Saturdays that offer local arts, crafts, culinary delights, plants and various other goodies.
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