Once again a chat with a manager or person who was keen to trade was all we needed to bring us to this magical place in the mountains of Dullstroom. Dullstroom needs no introduction but Walkersons Hotel & Estate might. It has been compared to Leopard Creek Golf Estate but for Fly Fishers, a lofty comparison but very much deserved. We not big on comparing things or people so we will give you our version of this space, we also have never been to Leopard Creek so there’s that too;)
The grounds, accommodation, fly fishing and views will always be a huge draw for Walkersons Hotel but the Manager Jozi and her staff will be why you tell everyone about Walkersons Hotel…their friendly smiles and offer to help out whoever possible was refreshing.
We set up a test shoot with a Springbok Flyfisher Louise … who graciously took us to some of the spots where fishers can set up for a morning or afternoon in the quiet meditation of fly fishing among 13 of the dams on offer on the estate. At our first dam, Louise’s breachers were flooded with water when she lost her footing in the dam, and this being mid-winter the water was icy. Louise kept her nerve and went about fishing as we got some beautiful fly fishing lifestyle shots.