Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Hiking in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga.


Dullstroom dates back to the early 1880's when Dutch Settlers made their way to the place of 'eternal mist'. The town is situated at 2100m above sea level, making it one of the highest towns in the country. Many of the houses are old in Dullstroom and are built of stone.

Dullstroom is a charming little hamlet situated in the heart of the Highlands Meander, in a truly beautiful part of Mpumalanga, known for its clear streams, lakes and breathtaking scenery.

This is the trout fishing capital of South Africa. There are two excellent dams on the Crocodile River where anglers can fly-fish for both brown and rainbow Trout. Lots of pretty guest houses, numerous trout-filled dams, fishing guides, cool coffee shops and cute restaurants and fantastic scenery all make this a generally great holiday destination.

Visitors can also enjoy scenic hikes, horse riding trails and picnic spots beside breathtaking waterfalls at Dullstroom. Take the opportunity to walk through an abundance of wild flowers and catch a glimpse of secretive fauna.

Dullstroom is the only region in South Africa where you will find the endangered Crowned Crane, the Blue Crane, as well as the Wattled Crane which is critically endangered.

Dullstroom is on the panorama route, halfway from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park. The ideal stop over! It is about 280 km from Johannesburg (2 hours drive). The nearest airport is about 180km away, in Nelspruit.