As a Durbanite, you probably get rather irked by all the inbounding tourists. The beaches become packed, suddenly there’s traffic on the roads, and inexplicably the malls are crowded with people (aren’t there numerous shopping centres in Gauteng?).
Admit it, though, you live in a beautiful part of South Africa. The weather is always temperate and sunny, winters are mild - you can still wear shorts and slops with a long-sleeved shirt, the people are relaxed, uncomplicated and friendly, you won’t risk hypothermia when swimming in the ocean, and the curries will tantalise your taste buds - they are well-spiced with powerful, aromatic flavours.
It’s also home to the Midlands Meander - a renowned South African arts and culture hub - there are galleries, weaver’s dens, potter and glass-blowing studios, a culinary array of wholesome food, and much, much more.
Bulwer lies on the quieter side of the Midlands. Visitors will love the serene tranquility that surrounds the small and peaceful town. Some might say that parts of Bulwer replicate scenes from Hobbiton from Lord Of The Rings - it’s evergreen and misty.
If you’re in the area, on business or as a tourist visiting the roads less travelled, The Bulwer Mountain Park Hotel should be one of your points of call. The unpretentious, stately establishment exudes old-world charms and graces that’ll transport you back in time. So much so, that you’ll want to abandon all your ties to the modern world - your phone, laptop, tablets, whatever electronic device that keeps you connected.
What to expect:
A holiday that gets your outdoors, however, it’s also lovely to curl up in front of a fireplace with a mug of milo when it’s chilly.
You’ll be accommodated in cosy rooms, equipped with all the basic amenities, with scenic vistas.
An array of family-friendly activities - you don’t even have to leave the hotel to find adventure! There’s a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, bowling greens, horse riding (enquire with the establishment) and nature walks for sightseeing and bird watching.
A hearty pub lunch at the Cellar Tavern, or simply enjoy a game of darts, a beer and good conversation with the locals.
Walks in the Marushka Forest to clear the mind, or to go see the endangered Cape Parrot in its natural habitat.
A holiday in Bulwer is suited to all types of guests - couples in search of peace, quiet and romance or families look for clean, fresh air and fun in the outdoors
109 Boast Street
Contact number: 0398320026