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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Dullstroom



Photo © Mickey Herd


It's hard to think about Dullstroom without thinking about fly-fishing. It's probably the best fly-fishing destination in South Africa.

The town was proclaimed in 1893 and gets its name from a Dutch resident called Wolterus Dull who established the town in 1883 and it was initially populated by Dutch immigrants. The town was unfortunately flattened by the British forces during the Second Boer War which resulted in many of the Dutch residents to return to their home country.

Dullstroom lies near the De Berg mountain and has an elevation of around 2,100 metres above sea-level. It gets virtually all of its rain during summer and the climate is generally cool.

The town has a small population of permanent residents but it is significantly boosted by visitors and tourists. There is a large number of accommodation in and around the time.

Besides fly-fishing in beautifully clear waters, visitors enjoy hiking, golf and biking.



Photo © Mickey Herd


References and further reading

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 115

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 641 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 14

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 145

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 145

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Year Published: 1990 - Page: 47

go! - Issue 058 - Author: - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 24

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 133

Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 54

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 179

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 221

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 32

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 127

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 51

Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Year Published: 1992 - Page: 141

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