Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal

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Bulwer
The Old Yellowwood Church in Bulwer
The Old Yellowwood Church in Bulwer
Bulwer is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Bulwer
Bulwer
Bulwer is located in South Africa
Bulwer
Bulwer
Coordinates: 29°48′S 29°46′E / 29.800°S 29.767°E / -29.800; 29.767Coordinates: 29°48′S 29°46′E / 29.800°S 29.767°E / -29.800; 29.767
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictHarry Gwala
MunicipalityIngwe
Area
 • Total12.70 km2 (4.90 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total1,322
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African93.2%
 • Coloured0.3%
 • Indian/Asian0.6%
 • White5.1%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • Zulu89.2%
 • English6.9%
 • Xhosa1.1%
 • Other2.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
3244
Area code039

Bulwer[2] is a small town in the KwaZulu-Natal's Midlands region, South Africa. It is situated on the R617 regional road between the towns of Boston and Underberg and around 50 minutes north-west of the town of Ixopo on the R56. The village is nestled in the shadow of the Amahwaqa (the misty one) mountain.

Background[edit]

The town is named after Natal Governor Sir Henry Bulwer, having been founded during his tenure.[3]:256 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.[4]

The Old Yellowwood Church[edit]

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.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Bulwer". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Raper, P. E. (1989). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-947464-04-2 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Conolly, Denis (1975). The Tourist in South Africa. Travel-Guide. ASIN B0000E7XZN.
  4. ^ Bulwer Take Off 1850 m
  5. ^ McIver, Alan (11 May 2014). "Yellowwood Church, Bulwer, Midlands, Central Kwa-Zulu Natal". Quo Vadis Southern Africa. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  6. ^ Menache, Philippe; David, Darryl Earl (2010). 101 Country Churches of South Africa. Richmond Press. p. 40. ISBN 9780620483612.
  7. ^ Oxley, John (1992). Places of Worship in South Africa. Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers. pp. 109–111. ISBN 9781868124244.