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The village of Dullstroom is rich in history and at 2100m AMSL, it is often referred to as the Place of eternal mist. It’s unique fauna and flora makes this beautiful region a welcome escape from the rushed existence of big city life – A country and outdoor getaway just over 2 hours away from Johannesburg.
As one of South Africa’s premier trout fishing areas and a mecca for Rainbow and Brown Trout, Dullstroom is the ideal weekend getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Year-round activities in the area include: scenic hikes and trails, horse riding, birding, backpacking, camping, abseiling, exploring the interesting rock formations and fly-fishing or just sit back and take in the peaceful tranquillity of nature.
Dullstroom is one of the only regions in South Africa where the Wattled, Crowned and Blue Cranes are found .Wild flowers including the white arum lily, river lily and very beautiful yellow arum lily are found in the nearby Tonteldoos Valley.
The town of Dullstroom offers a range of activities to provide both the energetic holiday maker and a relaxing self catering accommodation for the people on holiday. Fishermen have a wide range of local tackle shops to select from, for that budget fly fishing, rod or reel together with professional advice available from the local fishing shops.
Dullstroom is the place you are looking for a place to unwind and relax the body and soul in the moderate climate of Mpumalanga, you do not need to travel much further than the unique town of Dullstroom.
While exploring the Mpumalanga with its scenic hiking trails, horse riding tours and picnic locations beside breathtaking waterfalls book yourself into a budget family accommodation centrally situated in Dullstroom.
Whilst staying in cheap Dullstroom self catering units can also enjoy fishing in one of the towns many well stocked trout dams. Anglers can hire all their fishing equipment at local businesses in the town, and then enjoy quality fishing time in pursuit of Rainbow, and Brown Golden Trout found at budget accommodation venues.
The town of Dullstroom offers the well explored Panorama Route which offers breathtaking views of the Mpumalanga landscapes. The town of Dullstroom has many tourist attractions including Echo Caves and Pilgrims Rest and Blyde River Canyon.
The town of Dullstroom the coldest towns when looking for budget accommodation in Mpumalanga province South Africa, and along with self catering accommodation in Pilansberg is one of Mpumalanga budget fly-fishing destinations.
Dullstroom has the highest railway station in South Africa at over two thousand metres above coast level and the foot of De Berg is the highest point in Mpumalanga at over two thousand metres.
The town of Dullstroom is set in the centre of Mpumalanga, South Africa two hours from Pretoria and Johannesburg and en route to the National Kruger Park and en route to Mozambique. A family friendly budget accommodation town is the stop over for holiday makers going to the Kruger Park and bed and break fast accommodation units in the region. Dullstroom boasts some of the best budget fly fishing dams in Mpumalanga has to offer.
Bird spotters can view the abundant bird life and Dullstroom has many walking mountain bycle trails. Adventures from horse riding and quad biking there is something for all holiday makers and tourists, with many local shops in the town for the budget conscious. A variety of cheap restaurants and local pubs are a place where the town folk and holiday makers meet and talk about the fly fishing of the day.
Accommodation in Dullstroom is between Johannesburg to the Kruger Park. The town of Dullstroom is a a unique little hamlet situated in the centre of the meandering highlands, a breathtaking part of Dullstroom cheap accommodation and is noted for it’s bright streams and fly fishing lakes.
The Tzaneen Museum is a small but fascinating museum, which was opened in August 1995. The permanent exhibition is made up of ethnological artifacts of the area.
This includes weapons, pottery, beadwork, the largest collection of pole carvings in the country, royal drums from the Rain Queen Modjadji, sacred drums as well as general utensils as used in every day life.
Known as the capital of the “Land of the Silver Mist”, this picturesque village lies just off the R71 between Sabie and Tzaneen. The village originated as a “gold rush town” in 1887 and remains of the old workings can still be seen.
Enjoy the spectacular mountain views and the very special serenity found at the hilltop cemetery, 1km from the village and well worth the steep drive or climb! The unusual War Memorial and Long Tom Monument commemorate those of all race, colour and creed from the area who gave their lives in various wars over the last century, and are dedicated to future peace.
Another picturesque village, Duiwelskloof lies in a valley with panoramic vistas on the surrounding Wolkberg Mountains. Following rain the view is crisp and clear but misty days softens the view to a mysterious wonderland of mountains and wilderness. From Duiwelskloof the visitor is within easy reach of Mooketsi Valley (largest tomato production area in the country), the Modjadji Nature Reserve (containing the largest natural concentration of a single cycad species in the world – Encephalartos transvenosus), the largest Baobab tree in the world (with a pub inside the tree) and the Duiwelskloof Waterfall and picnic site.
The name Letsitele is derived from the name of the Letsitele River. Letsitele means “Valley of the Dead” in the Sotho language. Agricultural development in the area started in 1914. Meaningful development could only take place after 1950 when Dr Siegfried Annecke managed to bring the devastating effect of malaria under control. The Letaba River is the main source of water to the area and most of the agricultural development is dependent on its life-giving waters. The Letsitele farming community represents the largest citrus production area in the country. High quality Valencia oranges and the best quality Texas Star Ruby grapefruit in the world are produced here. A big fruit juice factory adds additional value to the area’s produce. A variety of vegetables are also produced around Letsitele. The well-known Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is located in the district as well as a number of game farms.
Soekmekaar is situated on the edge of the escarpment northwest of Tzaneen. Soekmekaar has a high rainfall with a moderate climate. The surrounding farmers produce potatoes, granadillas, maize, timber, avocado’s, guavas, strawberries, mangoes, tomatoes and cattle. Game farming is well established in the area.