- Cathedral Peak
- Van Reenen
- Monks Cowl
- Champagne Valley
- Giants Castle
- Mooi River
- Sani Pass
- Bushmans Nek
- Drakensberg Gardens
- Nottingham Road
- Currys Post
- Lions River
- Fort Nottingham
- Bushman Rock
- Hiking Trails
- Hot air
- Horse trails
- Helicopter & Microlight
- Arts & Crafts
- Canopy Tours
- Midlands Meander
- Fly Fishing
- Game Viewing
- White Water rafting
- 4x4 Offroad trails
- Battlefield Tours
- Wine Tasting
- Bicycle tours
- Wellness & Spas
Boston Natal Midlands
Boston the hub of paragliding and gateway to the Southern Drakensberg
Boston is a small town situated in the Mkhomazi and Elands River valley
of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Boston is especially renowned for the spectacular
paragliding avaialable. Boston has joined Bulwer and promotes tourism through
the Boston-Bulwer Beat an exciting little tourist route that is just over
an hour’s drive from Durban in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.
The Boston Bulwer Beat links Boston, Bulwer and parts of the Dargle Valley.
The main attractions include hiking, walking, fishing, rafting, birding and
para and hangliding
Following the lead of the Midlands Meander, the folk of the Boston and Polela
districts have combined to create the Boston Bulwer Beat, a visitor friendly
initiative on the R617 between Howick and Underberg. It’s an adventure
exploration that beats with a strong heart, and is putting the area of Boston,
Impendle. Hlanganani and Bulwer on the tourist map. The route has two hubs,
the village of Bulwer and the hamlet of Boston, with an emphasis on the natural
rather than pure Arts and Crafts. This has traditionally been a dairy and
timber farming area. It is also home to a wealth of talented and imaginative
people who find it a tranquil and unspoilt place in which to live and work.
They are warm and welcoming, and bed and breakfast hosts open their doors
with welcoming smiles.
How to get to Boston
Turn off the N3 freeway between Durban and Johannesburg, Exit 99 (Merrivale
/ Bulwer) on the road R617. Continue for 35 km.
- The Pickle Pot Well known for it’s exclusive range
of products which can be bought on the premises. Ten kilometers on the
Bulwer side of Boston, the Pickle Pot also serves country breakfasts, teas
and lunches. An enchanting and rustic chapel in a nearby forest is used
for outdoor weddings.
- The Trading Post An outlet for local handmade goods,
it’s stocked with country crafts
and produce. Six kilometers on the Bulwer side of Boston, the Post is open
every day except Tuesdays from 09:00 – 17:00.
- The Yellowwood Church This unique experience can be
enjoyed alongside the original wagon road from Pietermaritzburg to Himeville.
Built from hand sawn yellowwood by one William Colville for the sum of
25 pounds. Services are held at 11:15 on the first Sunday of each month.
- Magwaqa Mountain (2085 m) (Zulu for ‘the frowning
Stands guard over Bulwer. The mountain is conserved by the Bulwer Biosphere
and provides one of the best hang and paragliding sites in southern Africa.
The mountain also offers walks and views amidst unspoilt flora and fauna.
number of hiking trails with overnight camps have been established. Game
Viewing, cycling, and tubing can be organized, and there are 4 x 4 and
mountain bike trails.