See the highest train station in the country at Dullstroom Railway Station

"The place of eternal mist" as the early settlers referred to it, is also proudly famous for the country's highest railway station and sits at 2077m above sea level. Although this is considered quite a height, it is nowhere near the highest in the world. This accolade goes to The Tanggula railway station in Tibet, which is located at a staggering 5,068m above sea level. Historically, a station master's job was taken so seriously that apart from being as highly ranked as a doctor or clergyman within the community, a coveted nationwide title of ‘Best Station' was annually awarded by SAR&H to the most impressive station. For this reason, great pride was taken in the maintenance of each railway line and station, as it serviced the travel needs of the affluent as well as those from rural communities. It was not uncommon therefore, to see gleaming floors, beautifully maintained benches and bright flower gardens at each stop. This played a pivotal role in the preservation of many if these iconic buildings around the country, including that of the Dullstroom railway station which was built in 1911 and has been lovingly restored, offering a wonderful glimpse into a bygone era of rail travel, as it still has the added benefit of attracting tourists due to the honour of 'highest station in the country'. The station is currently closed to the public but you are free to wander around outside.

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Not currently open to the public.