Dullstroom Nature Reserve

Dullstroom Nature Reserve receives little publicity, which is something of a bonus for those who happen to stumble across the reserve and its accompanying dam

Mpumalanga Game and Nature ReservesThe Dullstroom Nature Reserve

The Dullstroom Nature Reserve receives little publicity, which is something of a bonus for those who happen to stumble across the reserve and its accompanying dam, and are only too pleased to have the place more or less to themselves.

Do not let any allusion to the word ‘dull’ cloud your judgement when heading in the direction of Dullstroom. Dull the little village of Dullstroom is not, and the farm environment and natural surrounds attest easily to the numerous adventure opportunities that exist – clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, an organic dairy, a mampoer distillery, numerous art galleries and a tea garden called Tonteldoos Barn (we kid you not).

Add to this the already secured reputation as a fly-fishing destination of note, and Dullstroom, little more than two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, is an attractive weekend option or stopover en route to the Kruger National Park.

Because of the high altitude of the town, athletes use it as a good preparation for any serious training, and the Dullstroom Highland Challenge, a serious mountain biking event, starts and finishes in the Dullstroom Nature Reserve. The nature reserve is an effortless combination of rolling hills and valleys with views of unspoiled sub-alpine ecosystems.

The Dullstroom Nature Reserve receives little publicity, which is something of a bonus for those who happen to stumble across the reserve and its accompanying dam, and are only too pleased to have the place more or less to themselves. There is little other than word of mouth to vouch for its existence at all, but if you turn right at the first stop street, after entering the town of Dullstroom, then right directly after the Dullstroom Inn, followed by a left, you will eventually hit the entrance.

There is a caravan park in the reserve for those who want to more than a moment’s worth of fly-fishing.

Popular Activities near Dullstroom Nature Reserve

Fly-fishing at Highland Giants

Where? Highland Giants Estate
Our wide selection of waters are spread over our 500 hectare estate and offer fishing for the amateur to the professional. We stock rainbow, brown and golden trout from 600 g to 3 kg. Fly fishing only. Barbless hooks only. Catch and release is...

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Bird Of Prey and Rehab Centre

Where? 1 km outside Dullstroom
The centre is located approximately 1km outside Dullstroom on the Belfast / Dullstroom road, on your right hand side just before entering Dullstroom from Belfast. Turn right at the Kruisfontein dirt road and right again approx one hundred...

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Ama Poot Poot hiking trail

Where? Start at Uitvlugt Ponds game farm
A game farm just outside the village of Dullstroomis the site for two circular hiking trails of 13 km and 6km respectively that, when combined, make up a weekend's worth of hiking. Alternatively they can be walked as individual routes...

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