Local is Lekker – Tonteldoos Handels Maatskapy – Proudly Dullstroom, Proudly South African     

Browsing country (and city) festivals and fêtes is often a case of ‘same things-different place’, so I was completely delighted to stumble across the Tonteldoos Trading Company at this year’s Dullstroom Winter Festival.

This stall was filled with ‘Dullstroom’ branded items, from divine winter jackets to beanies and caps – all unique to this special part of the country and unavailable anywhere else. The owners are passionate about the greater Dullstroom area and provide visitors with a quality garment to take home with them. I was torn between spoiling myself or taking a gift for a friend back to the city with me.

All of the items are proudly manufactured in South Africa and the quality is of high importance to the owners who feel that they represent so much more than a county stall. They stock a range of clothing, some designed in partnership with comedian Barry Hilton (who knew), and are printed with humorous South African slogans that tourists and locals alike will find hard to resist.

It’s really easy when visiting a country village like Dullstroom to find yourself unprepared for a major change in the weather, and the Tonteldoos Trading Co. provides a perfect excuse to buy that puffer jacket that will always remind you of your special trip to the ‘Scotland of South Africa’.

They can be found permanently in their gorgeous shop in Dullstroom itself in the Critchley Centre at opposite the Rose Cottage. Don’t hesitate to visit them on your next trip to Dullies or online at www.tonteldoostradingco.co.za.

Break Free. Do something wild. Go where you can breathe clean air. Be an outsider. Make Dullstroom a part of your adventure – and take home something to treasure while you’re there.

Written by – THE LOCAL WANDERER on behalf of The Dullstroom Winter Festival

For further information contact Tonteldoos Trading Co.


079 065 8742

83 Naledi Drive, Dullstroom, MP