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Fly-fishing in a winter wonderland

Dullstroom is known to some as South Africa's fly-fishing epicentre, but the appeal of this whimsical village extends beyond its abundance of trout.

Dullstroom offers more than you expect from its small size. The word stroom means stream in Afrikaans, which is apt because the town is characterised by water. It's a fisherman's delight, as most of the village's rivers and dams are stocked with rainbow and brown trout.

Dullstroom is perched 2,000 metres above sea level on Mpumalanga's eastern escarpment, where the altitude creates a swirling mist – doubtless the reason that this area is often compared to the Scottish highlands. Between fishing excursions, visitors can escape the chill and enjoy the picturesque landscape with a glass of red wine or a good scotch beside a log fire. 

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Paul Steyn says

The unmistakeable charm of Dullstroom lies in its cosy atmosphere and excellent fishing in its rivers and streams. With a heavy mist rolling in, the combination of dark chocolate, red wine and a log fire has never been this attractive. 

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Dullstroom's high altitude means there's plenty of fresh air to enjoy horse riding, hikes, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking. Artisans, painters, and craftsmen are naturally drawn here for the beautiful atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle, and the village's shops and stalls reflect this creative energy.

In July, local artistic flair is on display at the popular Dullstroom Winter Festival. Fishermen are not the only nature enthusiasts attracted to Dullstroom. Flower lovers visit to admire the wild flora that carpet the landscape in September. Keen birders are drawn to the Verloren Valei Nature Reserve – an international RAMSAR wetlands site – because it's home to three species of endangered cranes: the blue, wattled and crowned cranes. Another popular spot for birders is the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre, which showcases and protects raptors. Situated halfway between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park, Dullstroom offers travellers the perfect excuse to break their journey. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dullstroom

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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