Dullstroom is an outdoor destination!  With activities ranging from horse-riding and fishing to mountain biking and wild-life, your  kids will love the broad range of fun places seemingly made just for them.


 

Dunkeld Estate:
Plan your day in advance on spending the day at one of the most scenic equestrian estates in the country.   R160/car gate fee, gives access to indoor swimming pool, fishing, hiking over Estate. You can also book horse-riding, but riding needs to be booked well in advance, so be sure to plan well:    Reception: Tel: 078 293 1403  Email: info@dunkeldestate.co.za

Mosaic and Art @ iCreate:
Creative fun for the whole family! From making mosaics to painting.  Be sure to contact Faith, at iCreate if your kids are in the mood for Arts.   Faith: (082) 451-0509

Mountain biking:
Onwer Callen Watson is an experienced mountain bike rider and technician in Dullstroom that can give guidance on beginner trails for kid.  He also conducts cycling clinics on request.   Watson Wheels Bicycle Hire, Repairs and Maintenance.  0837447061 or 0827857623

Horse riding:
Dave Curtis will take anyone from baby to biltong, and tailor accordingly.  Feel free to contact him to book your rides:  Dullstroom Riding Centre 082 442 9766.
There are also often pony rides, approx. 10 minutes, on the field opposite our office, generally most weekends, where kids are led about the field.

Bird of Prey Centre:
A must see when visiting Dullstroom.  Children love the wild bird shows and happily spend hours there with the shows.  There is also a childrens fishing pond, small “zoo” of rescued and rehabilitated small wildlife, and then of course, all the birds.  Be sure to pack extra water and cold-drinks, and sunscreen and wear a hat!  For more information and to contact the centre, you can visit our page here: Bird of Prey Centre

A falcon at the Bird of Prey Cenre. Image: Elizabeth Sleith

 

Verloren Valei Nature Reserve:
Verloren Valei Nature Reserve (Lost Valley in English) is a protected nature reserve roughly 13km outside Dullstroom. It is one of few places in the country to breed all three of the world’s endangered cranes.
Guided tours around the reserve to sight the blue crane, the wattled crane and the crowned crane are by appointment only – the reserve is an international Ramsar wetlands site and enjoys international importance. An interlinked series of over 30 wetlands are home to significant birds, including red data species, so it is understandable that Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve is serious about providing safe refuge to its countless birds.   Guided Tours by Appointment: Tel: 013 254 0799

Fishing:
Plan a day out with your kids and teach them how to fish!  You can get loads of information from our fishing page.  For Tackle sales and hire and general info, also consider the following options:

  • Mavungana – Main Rd. 013 254-0270; 07:00 – 17:00
  • Village Angler – Next door to Poacher. 013 254-0045. 09:00 – 17:00, closed Tue
  • Vaid’s Blue Shop – Slachtersnek St. 013 254-0173. Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00; closed between 1 & 2; Sat 08:00-13:00; Sun 09:00-12:00

Trout Hatchery Tours:
Also at Dunkeld Estate.  An exciting new development: a world-class, state-of-the-art trout breeding facility. It’s an environmentally friendly and sustainable operation that, through the recirculation of water, provides trout with an optimal habitat – without any detrimental effects to the ecosystem and environment.   Due to strict health controls, only guided tours that have been made by prior arrangement will be allowed (R50 per person). It’s a fascinating facility – so book in advance!  Reception: Tel: 078 293 1403  Email: info@dunkeldestate.co.za

Dunkeld Trout Hatchery