A quality, affordable holiday for the whole family with old- world hospitality. "Hill" family owned and run for four generations offering comfortable accommodation. Arrive as a guest a leave as a friend.
A 38ha adventure playground set on a spectacular bend of the Umzimkulu River. A stocked 2ha dam and 2,5km of river which culminates in Thrombosis gorge rated as one of the best stretches of fly fishing and kayaking rivers in South Africa.
North End self-catering offers two separate spacious bedrooms each with its own en suite bathroom. Each bedroom has its own coffee station and comfortable chairs.
The house is fully self-catering with an open plan living and kitchen area. The kitchen is fitted with a stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle as well as plenty of cutlery and crockery.
Rivermead is a magnificent thatched house situated on a 120ha dam just outside Himeville. The house offers self catering accommodation for up to 13 people. It sleeps 8 people in four bedrooms and a further 5 in a huge loft room.
Bergview offers luxury self-catering accommodation with a unique ambience of the log cabin. The house sleeps 10 people (up to 9 adults). It makes a perfect holiday for families with young children. Equipped with jungle gym, trampoline and rock pool...
The Accommodation comprises elegantly furnished rooms, all with bathrooms en-suite. Choose from standard double rooms, a junior suite and two executive suites. Our rooms and bathrooms have under-floor heating to keep away the winter chill.
The Mountain View self-catering chalets are situated on the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Leisure Resort hotel grounds set in the southern Drakensberg mountains.
Maluti Vista is a four bedroom contemporary Cotswold downs style home, sweeping verandahs with beautiful views. All four bedrooms are ensuite, the big bedrooms have private balconies and Flat screen TV's with DSTV and views of the mountains.
The picturesque village of Bulwer is towered over by the mighty Magwaqa Mountain, which means "frowning one" in Zulu. Bulwer is the centre of a large forestry industry, with the tourism industry a close second.
The slopes of the Magwaqa Mountain are rated as one of the best paragliding and hang-gliding sites in South Africa. Wild Sky Adventures, offers para-gliding, while Ride the Wind - Kwela uMoya runs a Hang-gliding School. Both companies offer visitors the opportunity for tandem flights with qualified professionals, as well as and fully accredited training courses, and a variety of equipment on sale.
Bulwer is also home of the Yellowwood Church, built in 1885 along the old Wagon Road which was the main road from Pietermaritzburg to Himeville. The church is built entirely of hand sawn Yellowwood, with a corrugated iron roof. Church services still take place on the first Sunday of the month - all visitors are welcome.
For nature enthusiasts there is the nearby Impendle Nature Reserve with it's deep gorges, waterfalls, rocky pools, and peaceful forest. Various species of lilies, irises and orchids can be seen on the rocky hills and grasslands, as well as along the banks of the stream. There are also nine small perennial earth dams and a number of springs in the reserve.
Since snow can occur in Bulwer throughout the year it is advisable to pack some warm winter woollies, "just in case". Charming country accommodation is available both in the village and the surrounding area.
Activities in and around Bulwer:
- Mountain biking
- Tubing, rafting and kayaking
- Bird watching
- Horse riding
- hiking trails