Bulwer is a small town in the
KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal (, also referred to as KZN and known as "the garden province"; zu, iKwaZulu-Natali; xh, KwaZulu-Natala; af, KwaZoeloe-Natal) is a Provinces of South Africa, province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu people, ...
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region, South Africa. It is situated on the R617 regional road between the towns of Boston, KwaZulu-Natal, Boston and Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, Underberg and around 50 minutes north-west of the town of Ixopo on the R56 road, R56. The village is nestled in the shadow of the Amahwaqa (the misty one) mountain.


The town is named after Natal Governor Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer, Henry Bulwer, having been founded during his tenure. Bulwer is a prominent tourist destination for various reasons. It's a popular birding spot, a beautiful place to just relax, but mainly it's a flying destination for both hang gliders and paragliders. Both local and international pilots flock to Bulwer for flying around the year.Bulwer Take Off 1850 m

The Old Yellowwood Church

The old yellowwood church (Chapel of the Holy Trinity) in Bulwer was built from handsawn yellowwood in 1885. It was renovated by Mondi in 1989.

See also

Marutswa Forest, near Bulwer.


{{Harry Gwala District Municipality Populated places in the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality