Buying Property In Dullstroom?
Buying Property in Dullstroom? Getting to know the local service providers and everyday goings on in a new area takes sometime, so we have compiled a short list of useful things and people to know in Dullstroom.
Health and Fitness
Gym: Dullstroom has a well equipped gym, known as The High Altitude Training Centre. The owner of the gym, Donald, is fully qualified and is able to do full body assessments and advise members of training programs to suit their individual needs. Weekly morning classes at 6h15 and weekly evening classes at 17h30. Contact Donald 061 299 0311
Yoga – Monday and Thursdays at 17h00 Critchley.
Contact Stef Hatter 082 687 8550
Cycling: There are a number routes in and around Dullies, Dullstroom Accommodation have summary of the routes click here.
Tennis lessons are offered on Friday afternoons from 12h30 – 17h00 for local children.
The lessons are R150 per child for 4 lessons per month.
Contact Frans 084 584 4375
For use of the tennis court there is a fee charged and the keys can be collected from Milly’s.
Pharmacy: The Dullstroom Pharmacy is located in the Cherry Grove Centre (behind the Zest Office). Opening hours 09h00 to 17h00 Monday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday 09.00 to 17h30. Sunday and public holidays 11am to 14h00.
Contact Anne Louise Riekert 013 254 0407
Property Management & Rental
There are a couple of management and cleaning operations in and around Dullstroom. As many properties are rented for tourism accommodation, many owners rely on these services to ensure that their properties are managed, cleaned and maintained to ensure repeat business and excellent investment income.
The services are varied and costs are packaged according to services offered. Charges for cleaning and garden services can range from R1000 per month depending on how many rooms the property has, size of property, how many guests per stay etc.
A property manager is an essential partner in ensuring a successful investment. Your property manager can call in the experts should a maintenance issue pop up, they will liaise with the tourism rental agencies when bookings are confirmed, ensure that cleaning and garden services are timely and efficient and that the small details such as ‘chocolates on the pillow’ are not forgotten about. It does come at a cost, however when your guests keep coming back and your income grows every month, this service is invaluable. If you live afar, this is essential to give you peace of mind. An added bonus is that when you want to utilise your property for a holiday for yourself, you can block off the dates in advance and then use it at your own leisure.
Elma Stouffs 082 446 6051
Clean Clothes & Linen 2 082 852 1495
TB Cleaning Solutions 073 722 7913
Wishy Washy 072 086 4048
The reservations office charges clients a booking commission anywhere up to 17% commission depending on a sole mandate or open listing with them. They will market your property to their client base, field inquiries, confirm bookings, take the deposit and then full payments, arrange key collection and finally pay you out the income earned at the end of the month and do all the booking arrangements for you. The two operations, Dullstroom Reservations and Dullstroom Accommodation, are professional and have many years worth of experience and can help you when first consulting on rates to charge, décor ideas etc.
Dullstroom Accommodation: Contact Fiona 013 254 0020
Dullstroom Reservations: Contact Lee Ann 013 254 0254
As Dullstroom is a tourist destination and many homeowners choose to target their rentals to guest accommodation, there is a lack of permanent accommodation available to rental tenants. This is also an option to consider, the income is less, however there is no capital outlay to furnish the property and income is guaranteed over the period of the lease.
Garden & Maintenance
Dullstroom has a number of maintenance service providers from Plumbers and Garden Services to Carpenters and Electricians. The accommodation / reservation offices in town would be able to offer the best recommendations. However should you employ a Property Manager, they will know the best person to call for each situation and be able to collate quotes on your behalf to ensure you get the best value possible.
Geelboy (Gardening) 083 480 0871 / 063 708 1902
Martin (Maintenance) 061 958 7787
Levy (Plumbing) 072 715 4542
Dullstroom Tutor Centre – Impaq
Hours are 7h30 am to 13h30pm.
Grade RR – Grade 7
For more information Contact Monique 060 977 2771
High / Senior Schools
Belfast Academy began in 1994 when the old primary and high schools merged together. The first school began in 1893 in the concentration camp. Belfast Academy offers classes in both English and Afrikaans from Grade 1 – Grade 12. A bus travels daily between Dullstroom and Belfast. Contact 013 253 1135 or email email@example.com
Hoërskool Lydenburg (Lydenburg)
Lydenburg High school offers classes in both English and Afrikaans. Location is also convenient only 35 minutes away. The school is well run with a good measure of traditional values. The boarding school is excellent as are the extra mural activities. They include adventure racing / mountain biking, paddling, swimming and orienteering, most sports including cricket, hockey, rugby and athletics.
Contact 013 235 2111
We do have very adequate facilities within 25 minutes in Belfast and within 35 minutes in Lydenburg. The private Mediclinic hospital in Middleburg is excellent and a range of specialists visit on a monthly basis.
Life Med – Ambulance 0861 086 911
Belfast hospital 013 253 1184
Ambulance Belfast 24hrs 013 253 0114
Lydenburg medical centre 013 235 2205
Dullstroom Pharmacy 013 254 0407
Nelspruit Medi Clinic Hospital 013 759 0500
Middelburg Midmed Private Hospital 013 283 8700
Sterkspruit Vet 013 235 4132
Trumpelmann Vet 013 235 3039
Police – Charge office 013 254 0141
Physio – Gudrun Combrink 082 550 1903
DR. J. Cronje GP – Belfast 013 253 2012
Rate Payers Association – Chairman Peter St Clair 082 853 6983
Meetings are held on the first of every month
Drive Dullstroom’s Destiny – www.drivedullstroomdestiny.co.za
NG Church Services held every Sunday @ 09h00 Contact 013 254 0049
Hervormde Kerk Services held every Sunday @ 10h00 Contact 013 254 0034
Catholic Service Services every 3rd Sunday of the month Contact 013 254 0044
For all the contact numbers of business, restaurants, shops etc. have a look at the Discover Dullstroom. There is also a useful town map indicating where most of the restaurants and important shops are.
All of luck!
The Zest Team