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Beyond The Hearth Unveiling the History and Haunts of The Dullstroom Inn

Nestled in the heart of Dullstroom, South Africa, lies The Dullstroom Inn, a quaint establishment boasting more than just charm. With a history dating back to the Boer War, this former military barracks transformed into a beloved pub and hotel offers a unique experience for the adventurous traveler.

Step through the doors and you’ll be greeted by the warmth of a crackling log fire in the olde English pub. Locals and visitors alike gather here, swapping stories and enjoying hearty meals, perhaps even a pint or two. But beyond the jovial atmosphere, whispers linger about the Inn’s past. As a former military barracks, some claim the spirits of soldiers still roam the halls, a constant reminder of the building’s fascinating and tumultuous history.

For those seeking a good night’s sleep, The Dullstroom Inn offers comfortable en-suite rooms, each with a touch of old-world charm. However, for the braver souls, a stay here might be more than just a restful retreat. Legends abound of unexplained chills, fleeting shadows, and the whispers of bygone eras.

Whether you’re a history buff, a paranormal enthusiast, or simply seeking a cozy escape with a touch of intrigue, The Dullstroom Inn offers an unforgettable experience. Unwind by the fire, indulge in a delicious meal, and perhaps, if you listen closely, you might just hear the echoes of a bygone era whispering through the halls.

Finders Keepers The History Room @ The Inn

Uncover the intriguing “Finders Keepers” tale, where clues point to millions hidden within the wall clock at The Inn…

The “Finders Keepers” competition is a legendary South African treasure hunt organized by the Sunday Times newspaper. It gripped the nation for years, with people eagerly deciphering cryptic clues hidden within the paper each week. The clues led participants on a virtual or physical adventure across South Africa, testing their knowledge and puzzle-solving skills. The competition sparked a sense of community and friendly competition, as families and friends collaborated to solve the puzzles. It’s fondly remembered for the excitement it generated and the chance to discover hidden corners of South Africa.

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GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS Pole-Sitter Smashes World Record

23 May 1997 – Dullstroom holds a unique record for pole-sitting… in a barrel! The South African local, Vernon Kruger, achieved fame by staying perched on a 25-meter pole for a whopping 67 days, all within a 500-liter wine vat! This incredible feat translates to sitting on an 8-story building for nearly two months. Kruger wasn’t just challenging himself; he was breaking his own world record for this unusual act of endurance. 

You will find this famous barrel displayed in our bar at the entrance of The History Room.