Afrikaans name: Dullstroom
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.
References and further readingTop Birding Spots in Southern Africa - Author: Hugh Chittenden - Published: 1992 - Page: 141
Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 51
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 32
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 127
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 221
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 179
Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Published: 2016 - Page: 54
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 133
Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 145
go! - Issue 058 - Author: - Published: 2011 - Page: 24
Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Published: 1990 - Page: 47
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 115
Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 641 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 14