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Bulwer & Boston

Boston and Bulwer are located in the foothills of the Drakensberg, amidst rolling hills, lush forests and tranquil lakes and dams, it is an ideal destination for those seeking peace and quiet and good country fare. The Boston-Bulwer Beat is a tourism association, which promotes the areas surrounding these South African villages.

The Bosten Beat - A tourist connection between Bosten and BulwerAn overview of Boston and Bulwer: The Beat with the Country Heart

There's absolutely no mistaking the pristine, inviting surrounds for anything but a long-established seat of pastoral plenty - the luxuriant, generously watered grazing meadows and impressive forests of Bosten and Bulwer,  a perfect setting for picturesque settlements that beckon with the hallmark hospitality. These open doors lead to the entire spectrum of holiday accommodation, from quaint country hotels, guesthouses, farms and B&Bs, to rustic self-catering cottages, backpack lodges and campsites.

Paragliding near Bosten and BulwerTo say that visitors to this slice of heaven are spoilt for choice would be an understatement. In addition to their number and variety, each and every welcoming address offers, at the very least, tranquil ambience with scenic walks and fish-filled streams or dams, plus easy access to the adrenalin-fuelled pursuits for which we're also world renowned. Certain of these establishments are themselves the focal point of pulse-racing adventures, and tempt their guests to not stray too far from their new home-away-from- home.

Activities on the Bosten Bulwer Beat

  • Abseiling 
  • Mountain biking
  • Tubing, rafting and kayaking
  • Bird watching
  • Paragliding near Bosten and BulwerParagliding and hang gliding
    At the mountain's southernmost extreme, Wild Sky Adventures is the home of para-gliding, while 'Ride the Wind' - Kwela uMoya Hang-gliding School occupies the southern end about a half- kilometre away. Both offer tandem flights in safe, professional company for that first, heart-in-your-mouth thrill, and fully accredited courses with equipment included should you get hooked on the buzz.
  • Fly-fishing 
  • Hunting
    Should hunting, and not ghost busting, appear on your list of special interests opportunities to bag trophies for the wall or shoot for the table. Plaisance Log Home is a self-catering, 3-bedroom cabin for six situated on a large farm where guinea fowl, pheasant and duck abound, and where bushbuck, duiker, eland and reedbuck can be hunted in season.
  • Abeseiling near Bosten and BulwerHorse riding
    Learn to ride like a celluloid hero and rope steers with true Texan grit - a few days of honest dirt and hard work, plenty of fresh air and fun will transform you from raw greenhorn into seasoned ranch hand. A sauna and jacuzzi at day's end will soothe aching limbs and get you ready for another favourite of the Clint Eastwood 'wannabe' - shooting pool.

Two schools of thought exist on how to derive utmost bliss from the pristine, natural wonderland of the Bosten Bulwer Beat. One believes your time amid verdant Drakensberg foothills should be Daredevil Days - the other says just relax and be pampered by unsurpassed peace and hospitality. Its your choice


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