Where To Eat
Mayfly Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
The Mayfly is a favourite to many returning travellers who drive through the Dullstroom countryside. You can expect everything from cheesy pizzas, steak cooked to perfection and highly recommended oxtail. Other than the impressive portions, the service is great and the atmosphere is warm and relaxing. You’ll feel comfortable and welcome from the moment you walk in. The restaurant also boasts a superb selection of wines to accompany your meal.
Udderlicious Milkshake Bar
Have a love for milkshakes? Then you need to make a stop at Udderlicious Milkshake Bar, a haven for dairy lovers looking for a delicious treat. This spot offers a huge variety of flavours to choose from – 40 flavours to be exact – from the classics (vanilla, chocolate, lime and bubble gum) to milk tart and even Ferrero Rocher. If you’re looking for a bite to eat before heading back on the road, they also serve delicious light meals.
Art of Food
For country fine dining at its best, make sure you pay a visit to Art of Food on Naledi Drive. This gem of a restaurant is just the place if you’re in the mood for amazing cuisine, no matter what time of the day. They offer an adventurous range of food, but their roast chicken pie and their unique breakfasts are the stars of the menu. As the name suggests, each plate of food is a work of art.
Where To Shop
The Village Angler
There are usually two reasons why we escape the city and head to Dullstroom: to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or we want to get away and do a little fishing! Winter is the best time to fish in Dullstroom and if you’re looking for the best possible flies, rods and fishing gear, then you need to visit the Dullstroom Village Angler. If you’re lucky, you might get to hear a few exciting and thrilling fishing tales while you’re there.
The Clock Shop
If you consider yourself a horophile (a collector of watches, clocks and other timekeeping devices), then you’ll most definitely want to pay a visit to the Clock Shop, home to the largest selection of clocks in one location in the southern hemisphere. There are over 7 000 different designs to be seen, along with grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks and beautiful, antique family crest clocks. Even if you’re not looking to take home a few clocks, this store offers a great experience. Where else in the country will you ever see this many clocks in one space?
Where To Play
Dullstroom Riding Centre
There’s no better way to explore the countryside than on horseback and at the Dullstroom Riding Centre you can do just that. There are a number of trails that cater to guests both young and old, no matter what their experience level, whether they’re first-timers or experienced riders. Take your pick from a one or two-hour ride through the country and enjoy the magic and beauty of Dullstroom by horseback.
The Anvil Ale Brewery
Being out in the country can be hot and tiring, so why not enjoy a refreshing beer and a relaxing afternoon at the Anvil Ale Brewery. Here, you can enjoy a craft beer tasting where you can sample up to nine different beers (including a cherry cider), delight your taste buds with some German cuisine and even do a little beer shopping if you would like to take some favourites home with you. This spot is worth the visit.
The Dullstroom Bird Of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre
You never really understand how majestic and beautiful birds of prey are until you’ve seen them up close. At the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at these beautiful birds. The centre aims to educate visitors about these amazing birds and to promote their well-being and preservation. You can also expect to see amazing flying displays that you won’t find anywhere else in the country.
Where To Sleep
Spring Valley Retreat
Whether you’re looking for a fly-fishing paradise or a hiking haven, Spring Valley Retreat offers just the retreat to reconnect with nature and unwind. There are two separate luxury self-catering divisions on the farm: Spring Valley Retreat and Serengeti Log Cabin. As for activities, there are three large dams where you can do some fishing, ancient ruins in the blue gum forest that you can explore, as well as mountain biking, walking trails and canoeing..
Walkersons Hotel & Spa
From stunning views of hills and dams to beautifully furnished bedroom suites, Walkersons Hotel & Spa offers a charming and luxurious getaway in the middle of the country. Take your pick from the hotel’s 27 suites or six fully furnished cottages and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of this establishment. During your stay, you can enjoy some fly fishing, gymming, picnicking, hiking, horse riding, golf, clay pigeon shooting and much more.
Big Oak Cottages
Looking for accommodation within walking distance from town? Then why not book one of the Big Oak Cottages? The two units, Acorn and Quercus, are self-catering, fully equipped with kitchenettes, sunny patios, luxurious large bathrooms as well as the options of being set up with king size or twin beds fitted with brand-new, top-quality bedding.