Dullstroom - Emnotweni

Dullstroom, Mpumalanga,, Activities, Accommodation

A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Dullstroom, South Africa


Situated high up on the eastern escarpment, on the Steenkampsberg mountain range in the Highlands Meander region of MpumalangaSouth Africa is, Dullstroom - Emnotweni.  Dullstroom is not only one of the highest situated towns in South Africa, it is also one of the coldest. Emnotweni, meaning ‘Place of Prosperity’, was added to the name recently. 

The buildings in Dullstroom - Emnotweni are between 19th and 20th century designs.  

Dullstroom Emnotweni has everything a visitor to the town would need to have the perfect family holiday – beautiful scenery, fun activities, and welcoming people.

Dullstroom Emnotweni and surrounding area, is home to a large number of bird species, from Raptors to Water Fowl. The Steenkampsberg mountain range is one of the few places in the world where all 3 South African species of Crane (Blue, Crowned, and Wattled) are found together. 

General Information

If you are “Wild About Whiskey” – visit this pub, which has the largest collection of Whiskeys in the Southern Hemisphere!

With its crisp mountain air and scenic beauty, Dullstroom - Emnotweni lends itself perfectly to trout fishing. This area has many of the finest trout fishing rivers. Most dams are stocked with rainbow and/or brown trout, and natural breeding occurs in many of the area’s rivers.

There are plenty of activities to keep the visitors to this town busy. One could explore on foot by taking scenic hikes, or doing horse riding trails.  Another idea would be to pack a delicious picnic to eat beside the breathtaking waterfalls.

There is said to be over 200 different species of wild flowers naturally growing in this area.  Some tree-ferns would be over 100 years old!

Dullstroom - Emnotweni Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre, located just outside the town, hold two presentations daily where they fly eagles, owls, falcons, hawks etc. It is fun for all the family and a great chance for close up photos of all the birds. 

There are many restaurants on offer in Dullstroom to suit every visitors budget.  There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!  Dullstroom - Emnotweni has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Dullstroom - Emnotweni.


Top 10 Adventure Activities for Families in Dullstroom


  • Fly Fishing at Dullstroom Dam: Known as the fly-fishing capital of South Africa, Dullstroom boasts pristine waters teeming with trout. Spend a peaceful day by the tranquil Dullstroom Dam, teaching your children the art of fly fishing or simply enjoying the serenity of the surroundings.


  • Horse Riding Adventures: Explore the picturesque countryside on horseback with guided horse riding tours. Suitable for all skill levels, these adventures offer a unique perspective of Dullstroom's stunning landscapes, from rolling hills to lush forests.


  • Quad Biking Excursions: Embark on an adrenaline-fueled adventure with quad biking excursions through rugged terrain. Traverse rocky paths, splash through muddy puddles, and soak in the thrill of off-road exploration while bonding as a family.


  • Bird Watching Expeditions: Dullstroom is a paradise for bird watchers, boasting an abundance of avian species in its natural habitats. Grab your binoculars and set out on bird watching expeditions to spot colorful feathered friends amidst the scenic beauty of the region.


  • Hiking Trails in the Highlands: Explore Dullstroom's breathtaking highlands on a family-friendly hiking adventure. With trails catering to various difficulty levels, you can embark on leisurely strolls or challenging treks, all while immersing yourselves in the splendor of nature.


  • Abseiling and Rock Climbing: For families craving a dose of excitement and adrenaline, abseiling and rock climbing are ideal choices. Conquer towering cliffs, rappel down steep rock faces, and unleash your adventurous spirit amidst Dullstroom's rugged terrain.


  • Mountain Biking Escapades: Hit the trails on two wheels and embark on mountain biking escapades through Dullstroom's scenic countryside. With trails catering to different skill levels, you can enjoy thrilling rides while admiring the region's natural beauty.


  • Ziplining Through Treetops: Experience the thrill of soaring through the treetops on exhilarating ziplining adventures. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you zip from platform to platform, enjoying panoramic views of Dullstroom's lush forests and valleys.


  • Hot Air Ballooning: Take to the skies on a hot air ballooning adventure for a bird's-eye view of Dullstroom's stunning landscapes. Drift serenely above rolling hills, shimmering lakes, and verdant valleys, creating unforgettable memories with your family.


  • Bush Picnics and Wildlife Safaris: Indulge in leisurely bush picnics amidst Dullstroom's natural wonders or embark on thrilling wildlife safaris in nearby reserves. Spot indigenous fauna such as antelope, zebra, and wildebeest, immersing yourselves in the beauty and diversity of South Africa's wildlife.


Dullstroom - Emnotweni has a range of accommodation options available from Bed and Breakfasts, Self Catering units to Guest Houses. You can find something to suit your needs and budget in our accommodation directory. Whether you're looking for a place to stay for a night or longer, you'll be sure to find the perfect place to relax and enjoy your time in Dullstroom.


More information on Dullstroom is available on Mpumalanga Info.


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