Vernon Kruger is currently attempting to break his own World Record for “Longest duration pole sitting in a barrel”. The pole is 25m high (8 floors) and the wine barrel is 1100mm high, 725mm wide at the top, 870mm wide in the centre, and 500 litres in volume. Vernon will remain on top of the pole day and night and will only be allowed to come down in 67 days.
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate features a magnificent 18-hole Ernie Els signature golf course, rated by many to be one the best in South Africa. The course is set among some of the most scenic mountainous terrain in Mpumalanga, and is challenging to say the least.
If this is your first visit to Dullstroom, you may find the various options to feast at, a bit overwhelming. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you through your choices.
Fishing permits for the Dullstroom dam is available at our office. Day permit: R150 Boat/float tube rent: R50 For use at Dullstroom dam and Oak Lane dam (catch and release only) Fish kept from top dam: R100kg All catches to be recorded and returned to the bailiff
Welcome to Dullstroom
A charming village nestled in the Mpumalanga Highlands. It is a mere 2.5 hours drive from Gauteng and conveniently situated halfway to the Kruger Park. Given its altitude at 2100m above sea level, it is the highest village in South Africa and has become a very popular training base for top European athletes during the summer months.
Dullstroom is known for its crystal clear dams, perfect for trout fishing and popular outdoor activities include not only fly-fishing but also hiking, mountain biking and an array of other adventure sports. The town also boasts an Ernie Els designed championship golf course.
Culture is abundant here with true culinary experiences. Numerous excellent restaurants, coffee shops, craft-beer brewery, and a world-renowned whiskey bar and eclectic pubs all form part of this relaxed village. Dullstroom supports a significant arts community – and is an escape for artists, writers and musicians. Come out and play in this unique African jewel.
Dullstroom offers a wide variety of accommodation establishments, ranging from family style to luxurious, executive standard accommodation, all at affordable prices. And this is all linked to the many varied activities in and around Dullstroom.
Stay at a family or luxury hotel, a B&B or elegant self-catering cottage in the area. Phone us with your requirements – we’ll find a place that would suit your needs and pocket. You don’t pay more – we offer the service.
South Africa’s fly-fishing capital
Only 2 hours from Gauteng
Dullstroom is arguably South Africa’s fly-fishing capital, offering excellent still water and river fishing. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked in most dams and streams. Fly fishing goes all the way back to around 200 AD. The first reference to it was written by Aelian who was born around 170 AD. Early in his life he knew nothing of the sea. In his early writing “On The Nature Of Animals” he writes about a certain way of catching fish supposedly invented by the Macedonians. For a package of farm accommodation with fishing included, contact our info offices or on telephone 013 254 0020.