ESSA Christmas Dinner 5 - 7 December 2014



Christmas Dinner 5 - 7 December 2014


Trip Participants


Taryn van Olden
Selena Dickie


5-7 DECEMBER 2014

 Join us in Dullstroom for a weekend of activities:

-Mountain biking

-Hiking or trail running

-Trout fishing or clay pigeon shooting

-Mud wrestling competition

-Whisky tasting and craft beers

-Saturday Christmas dinner at Mrs Simpsons

 Friday Afternoon

Make your way to Dullstroom 2,3 – 3 hour drive.  Let me know if you need a lift or can offer a lift. Check in at your chosen accommodation.

 Friday Evening

Dinner in town, depending on arrival times.

 Saturday Morning

Mountain biking, hiking, trail running or fly-fishing. 

 Saturday Afternoon

Wild about Whisky – whisky tasting session;  the owners possess an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things whisky and we have asked for their undivided attention on the day. About R200 per person.

Anvil Ale microbrewery – craft beer tasting

If Mampoer is more your style, designate a driver and head out to Tonteldoos and see what awaits you.

 Saturday Evening: Christmas Dinner

We have reserved a large table at Mrs Simpsons, a quaint restaurant previously featured on the Dine Out list for Mpumalanga.


Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Centre – They host a demonstration (which starts at 10:30 and again at 14:30)

Wild flower guided walk at Verloren Vallei.  We need to book for this guided walk.


Camping – the Dullstroom Municipal Dam has decent campsites and chalets at the Dullstroom Nature Reserve (a.k.a. the Municipal Dam). Prices start at around R80 per person for camping. To book your spot, contact 083 443-0446.

Accommodation in cottages etc. in and around Dullstroom starts at about R180 per night per person sharing for self-catering. There are other options too, including hotels and B&B. Contact Dullstroom Reservations: Les, Bianca or Theresa, telephone: 013 254 0254,

 Please let us know if you will be joining us by latest 26 November. 

Taryn 082 779 1314 or

Selena 083 460 4828 or



Mountain biking


Friday, December 5, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, December 7, 2014 (All day)