The first Jew in the area seems to have been S Sachs, a farmer, in 1904. Zevulon Rodkin, a Russian immigrant, set himself up as a general dealer in Dullstroom in 1915. His nephew, Isaac Kaplan, came to work for him in 1921 and stayed for 4 years. Another nephew, Szafa Pomeravitz arrived in Dullstroom from Antepole, Russia, also to work for his uncle. In 1922, Mr B Schmahmann was a general dealer and proprietor of the Transvaal Hotel.
There is mention of contributions to Zionist funds in l921-22 from Dullstroom, but there was too small a Jewish presence for any formal Jewish activity.
Jews were farmers, general dealers and hoteliers. Leonard and Sheryl Bert and their family moved to Dullstroom in 1983 where they had a pharmacy, restaurant and curio shop. Although they no longer live there, they still own a business there (2000).
Isaac Kaplan, co-founder of Cape Gate in 1929 with his brother Solly Kaplan, and brother-in-law Solly Kushlick, was resident in Dullstroom at one time.
There are no census figures of Jews in Dullstroom for the sample of years chosen for this research.