Dullstroom

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Dullstroom
Emnotweni
Pêche à la mouche à Dullstroom.JPG
Dullstroom is located in South Africa
Dullstroom
Dullstroom
 Dullstroom shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°25′S 30°7′E / 25.417°S 30.117°E / -25.417; 30.117Coordinates: 25°25′S 30°7′E / 25.417°S 30.117°E / -25.417; 30.117
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Emakhazeni
Established 1883
Area[1]
 • Total 30.40 km2 (11.74 sq mi)
Elevation 2,100 m (6,900 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 558
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 8.1%
 • Indian/Asian 7.3%
 • White 84.2%
 • Other 0.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 50.7%
 • Afrikaans 42.1%
 • S. Ndebele 2.0%
 • Sotho 2.0%
 • Other 3.2%
Postal code (street) 1110
PO box 1110
Area code 013
Website Dullstroom

Dullstroom, also known as Emnotweni[2] is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. The town features the highest railway station in South Africa at 2,077 m above sea level as well as at the foot of De Berg, the highest point in the province at 2,332 m high.

Dullstroom was established in 1883 by Dutchman Wolterus Dull to settle Dutch immigrants. During the Second Boer War the town was destroyed and most of the settlers returned to the Netherlands.

Town 35km north of Belfast and some 53km south-west of Lydenburg. It was proclaimed on 9 October 1893 and named after a merchant from Amsterdam, Wolterus Dull, chairman of a committee which rendered assistance to families who had suffered losses during the First Anglo-Boer War. The element stroom, ‘stream’, refers to the Crocodile River nearby. One of the coldest towns in South Africa, Dullstroom is the only place in the country where beech and elm trees grow; they were planted by Dutch colonists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Dullstroom". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Proudly Dullstroom
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 145. 

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