The Dullstroom Inn

“Good old style hotel.”

The Dullstroom Inn was probably the first building in Dullstroom, about 270kms / 170 miles from Johannesburg / Sandton.

Dullstroom was a typical little country village with your obligatory 8 or so shops, The Dullstroom Inn / Hotel, a general dealer, butchery, Rose Cottage selling milk / bread, post office, pub, etc, until about 15 years ago.

Its’ major industry was myriad trout farms.

In about 1994 one or two companies decided to set up trout resorts and sell off time share.

About 5 years later every person and their sister decided that this was a likely boom town and everyone had to open “quaint” shops there.

That was when the travel companies decided, as Dullstroom was on the way to the Kruger National Park, approximately half way, this was the ideal spot to stop and have the tourists purchase “local” trinkets.

So the town has exploded with the normal attrition of shops opening and closing in these situations.

The Dullstroom Inn, had now had to take second place to new and luxurious hotels and B&B’s.

It is still a good hotel.

Its’ food is wholesome and good.

There is obviously fly fishing, horse riding, outdoor walks / cycling etc.

For South Africans, as no one else will understand or appreciate this, they make the best “slap chips” ever.

Date of stay: October 2014

Room tip: Rooms towards the back are better.

Trip type: Travelled with friends.

Rooms – 3/5
Cleanliness – 3/5
Service – 3/5

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