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Antbear Guest House is rated as the TOP Drakensberg accommodation. Superb food, comfortable and artisticly styled this boutique hotel is perfectly positioned to experience all that the Drakensberg has to offer.


Northern Drakensberg
- Royal Natal
- Cathedral Peak
- Bergville
- Ladysmith
- Oliviershoek
- Van Reenen

Central Drakensberg
- Monks Cowl
- Champagne Valley
- Injasuti
- Giants Castle
- Highmoor
- Kamberg
- Winterton
- Estcourt
- Mooi River
- Weenen

Southern Drakensberg
- Lotheni
- Vergelegen
- Sani Pass
- Cobham
- Bushmans Nek
- Drakensberg Gardens
- Underberg
- Himeville

Natal Midlands
- Rosetta
- Nottingham Road
- Balgowan
- Howick
- Lidgetton
- Currys Post
- Karkloof
- Lions River
- Fort Nottingham
- Hilton
- Dargle

Drakensberg Attractions
- Bushman Rock Art
- Hiking Trails
- Hot air ballooning
- Horse trails
- Helicopter & Microlight flights
- Restaurants
- Arts & Crafts
- Drakensberg Boys Choir
- Canopy Tours
- Midlands Meander
- Fly Fishing
- Game Viewing
- Golf
- White Water rafting
- Birding
- Quad Biking
- 4x4 Offroad trails
- Battlefield Tours
- Wine Tasting
- Museums
- Bicycle tours
- Abseiling
- Wellness & Spas



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Bulwer - Southern Drakensberg

The Bosten Bulwer Beat - A tourist connection between Bosten and Bulwer

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.

Theres 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.

To 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 were 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 mountains 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.

Named after Sir Henry Bulwer, the Lieutenant Governor of Natal from 1875 – 1880. Bulwer nestles under the ‘Magwaqa’ Mountain (Zulu for the ‘Frowning One’). The village was built in 1885 to become the centre of the Polela Magisterial District. Most of the activity in Bulwer today centres around the tourism and the forestry industries. Snow can occur any month of the year.

Cycling, hanggliding, Kwela Umoya Hang gliding School – Situated in Bulwer with some of the best training slopes in South Africa. Join us and learn to fly, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Paragliding Wild Sky Paragliding – Tandem flights, basic and advanced courses, as well as safety courses, Equipment, course material and SAHPA rated instruction are provided.