Fly-fishing at the Dullstroom dam and nature reserve
|• Total||30.40 km2 (11.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,100 m (6,900 ft)|
|• Density||18/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||8.1%|
|First languages (2011)|
|• S. Ndebele||2.0%|
|Postal code (street)||1110|
Dullstroom, also known as Emnotweni 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 metres (6,814 feet) above sea level as well as at the foot of De Berg, the highest point in the province at 2,332 metres (7,651 feet). The town lies 35 kilometres (22 miles) north of Belfast and some 53 kilometres (33 miles) 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.
The Dullstroom Winter Festival is held every year in July and brings the whole community together. It also attracts people from all over South Africa. Music by local South African artists is the main attraction at the festival, however the festival also hosts a kid's zone for young visitors as well as food stalls, artist exhibits, whisky pairings stands and much more.
The Robert Badenhorst Art Gallery sells South African art from paintings to sculptures.
- "Main Place Dullstroom". Census 2011.
- Proudly Dullstroom
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 145.
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