Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal

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The Old Yellowwood Church in Bulwer
The Old Yellowwood Church in Bulwer
Bulwer is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Bulwer is located in South Africa
Bulwer is located in Africa
 Bulwer shown within KwaZulu-Natal
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
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Harry Gwala
Municipality Ingwe
 • Total 12.70 km2 (4.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,322
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 93.2%
 • Coloured 0.3%
 • Indian/Asian 0.6%
 • White 5.1%
 • Other 0.8%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 89.2%
 • English 6.9%
 • Xhosa 1.1%
 • Other 2.8%
PO box 3244
Area code 039

Bulwer 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.


The town is named after Natal Governor Sir Henry Bulwer, having been founded during his tenure.[2]: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.[3]

The Old Yellowwood Church[edit]

The Old Yellowwood Church in Bulwer was built from handsawn yellowwood in 1885. It was renovated by Mondi in 1989.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Bulwer". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Conolly, Denis (1975). The Tourist in South Africa. Travel-Guide (PTY) LTD. ASIN B0000E7XZN. 
  3. ^ Bulwer Take Off 1850 m
  4. ^ "Yellowwood Church, Bulwer, Midlands, Central Kwa-Zulu Natal". Quo Vadis Southern Africa. Retrieved 20 June 2017.