The Dullstroom Winter Festival 2014

 

dullstroom entrance beacon

There is lots to look forward to this Winter, with the Dullstroom Winter Festival coming. Taking place this year from the 4 July 2014- 6 July 2014, this promises to be a memorable event as its following and popularity grow each and every year.

 

The festival takes place in the quaint little town of Dullstroom which is situated in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Lots of South Africans come to this cosy little village for a weekend of fun, eating,fishing, dancing, competitions and to get a break away from  the hustle and bustle of the city life.

 

Dullstroom is only 2 hours away from Johannesburg , has some of the freshest air in  the country and is well-known for its alpine climate. It has that “small cobblestone village in Europe” feel.

 

Dullstroom is mostly visited for its fishing spots and is South Africa’s premier fly-fishing destination. It is also the only place where beech and elm trees grow in South Africa, hence the alpine feel.

 

 

The itinerary for the festival includes chocolate tasting, wine tasting, craft beer tasting, art exhibitions and blues and folk music. Some of the musical talents that were present in last years festival were Arno Carstens, Laurie Levine, Naming James and Matthew Mole to name a few. The Winter Festival Trail Run and MTB race is being hosted by Dunkeld Estate on the Saturday morning (5th) and will cater to all ages and distances. The MTB race offers 10km, 20km and 40km races – all entries R75. The Trail run will offer 5km (free), 8km (free) and 12km (R75) options.

picnic activities in Dullstroom

romantic picnics

mountain biking

mountain biking trails and more

flyfishign facilities

premier flyfishing venue in the country

 

boating activities

boating in the lake

nature walkstraditional cuisine