Nestled in the Mountains of Mpumalanga, South Africa

Nestled in the the Steenkampsberg mountains of Mpumalanga, lies Willow Creek Trout and Nature Reserve. The position of the farm makes it a nature lovers delight with an abundance of birdlife and wildlife. Willow Creek Trout and Nature Reserve is only 25km from Dullstroom, for those wanting a taste of country "town-life". At 2075m above sea level, Dullstroom is one of the highest towns in South Africa. The farm is known for it's charm and serenity, making it a welcome weekend getaway from the hustle of Gauteng.

Climate at Willow Creek

The area has a diverse climate making it a great getaway at any time of year. The weather has a tendency to change rapidly, often giving rise to "four seasons in one day".

During the winter months, the temperature often drops below freezing point. Frost is common and snow can also occur from time to time.

This makes all the self catering cottages at Willow Creek - each with a welcoming open fire place - an ideal winter time weekend getaway.

 The average summer temperature is a mild 22° C. Mpumalanga is a nature lover's paradise. Whether summer or winter you can enjoy the outdoor activities - bird watching, flyfishing, mountain biking - or just relax with a good book!

Because Dullstroom lies in the summer rainfall area of South Africa, very little rain occurs in winter. Rainfall in summer however, is common.

Steenkampsberg Mountain Range of Mpumalanga

The Steenkampsberg mountains of Mpumalanga are home to an abundance of wildlife:

  • Oribi, grey duiker, mountain reedbuck, grey rhebuck and steenbok are often seen on the grasslands.
  • A few members of the cat family are occasionally spotted.
  • Black-backed jackal are seen, and brown hyaena and aardwolf have been spotted at night.
  • The two South African otter species - the cape clawless and spotted-necked otter - are widespread over the Steenkampsberg plateau.

The unique micro-climate of the mountains in Mpumalanga makes the area a home to bird species not seen elsewhere on the Highveld. More than 150 species have been counted. The mountains are also home to the 3 species of crane found in South Africa - blue, crowned, and wattled - all on the endangered list.  

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