House Manual

In winter our garden appears dead, as does much of the landscape. But come summer, it completely rejuvenates itself

On the day, please advise your estimated time of arrival.

Communication via whatsapp is best.

  • Keep the gate to the road locked at all times.

    Come as go as you please, the key is on your house keys.

    Check in is after 2pm. Checkout is latest 10am unless otherwise arranged.

    All beds are equipped with electric blankets & mosquito nets. Ensure electric blankets are off when not in use. Mosquito nets to be stored atop cupboards.

    We have an outdoor firepit, indoor fireplace and gas heater. Firewood is purchased at R50 per load. There is a small portable braai under the kitchen counter and camping chairs in room 3.

    We offer prepaid Wifi, data can be purchased at mtn weekly rates:

    350mb R40

    500mb R55

    1gb R70

    2gb R99

    Theres 3 places to eat out in Bulwer.

    1. Mountain Park Hotel, paid swimming pool (you passed the signage entering Bulwer).

    2. NIP INN pub & grub (opposite side of Bulwer opposite Ashtonvale Farm)

    3. Aard Lui ~ caters 3 course meals, booking essential.

    The local Bulwer shops (for essentials) close at 5pm, on weekdays & 2pm on weekends.

    The Bulwer Express (Shop at the Engen) is 24hrs.

    SuperSpar in Underberg is the nearest chain store, 35kms from Bulwer. Their hours are 7am-7pm daily

    Ms Bongi Shabalala sells the best fruit. She is at the entrance to Engen Garage under the red umbrella.

    Fun Facts:

    Did You Know: Bulwer Mountain (2073m) is the last in the Southern Drakensberg range. It is a world famous paragliding site and even has a cave with ancient San Rock Art. This is the mountain you look onto at Cottage Imvana.

    Hiking: Southern Secrets Hiking & Backpacking can provide anything from a day hike, including visiting San or Bushman Rock Art, to a multi-day trip, with nights spent in caves (rock overhangs) and / or tents, at any altitude in the Drakensberg or Maluti Mountains.

    Cell: +27 (0)73 474 7482

    christeengrant@gmail.com

    http://www.southernsecrets.co.za/

    https://www.facebook.com/southernsecretshikingandbackpacking/

    NUD sports, fishing, outdoor gear, hiking info, coffee, and even sushi https://www.facebook.com/nudsportsandhealth/

    🍴Stonehouse Kitchen in Himeville is a must visit, food is incredible by a trendy young chef, pet friendly also. https://www.facebook.com/stonehousekitchenhimeville/

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    🎣The Olde Hatchery is really a beautiful venue, pet friendly with great food, lovely atmosphere and views, with lots of water as it also has trout fishing.

    https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Hatchery-DrakensbergUnderberg-109718727500643/

    🐴 Stables Marketplace, also in Himeville for Saturday & Sunday morning crafts, food, and Colleens Country Cafe directory hearty meals, pet friendly https://www.facebook.com/thestablesmarketplace/

    🐄Giants Cup supply store is on the Sani Pass road, near Sani Lodge Backpackers. Farm fresh produce and bring a milk bottle to fill with milk from their very own cows. https://www.facebook.com/sanilodgebackpackers/

    Moorcroft Manor is a landmark in the Southern Drakensberg. With a menu created by Jason Black, it offers a seasonal selection of wholesome, locally sourced ingredients prepared with care.

    https://www.facebook.com/moorcroftmanorhotel/

    🦆Olde Duck Cafe in Underberg is also pet friendly, full of farm animals and fantastic kids play areas. Great vibe and stunning views, breakfasts, a la carte menu, light lunches& tea time treats, and 2nd best coffee in the berg. There are also many trails from here, all marked. https://www.facebook.com/theoldeduck/

    🍋Lemon Tree restaurant is in Underberg central and have no 1 best coffee in the berg…and the food is also amazing. The beautiful back courtyard is pet friendly, but there is no grass https://www.facebook.com/The-Lemon-Tree-175669202462653/

    🧀If you’re looking for cheese, there is Underberg Cheesery also on Drak gardens Road after Olde Duck Cafe.

    🍴En route to Bulwer from Durban, near Boston, you will find Picklepot Cafe. Its very very awesome. They have great danes on site, country vibe and hearty food. https://www.facebook.com/PicklepotCafe/

    ⛽Also in Boston, at the Boston Garage, is Rox coffee Co, great Coffee on the road and best service station.

    https://www.facebook.com/bostongaragekzn/

    Good morning 🙂

    Here are the details for NUD Sports, right next to Spar, they are very cool and will direct you to the best hikes. NUD sports, fishing, outdoor gear, hiking info, coffee, and even sushi https://www.facebook.com/nudsportsandhealth/

    Goodersen Drakensberg Gardens Resort has beautiful walks, to Hippo Pools in particular, its gorgeous there but there is an entrance fee of R50 i think to the resort https://www.facebook.com/GoodersonDrakensbergGardens/

    From Silversteams selfcatering and Caravan Park you can walk to the Bushmans Nek border post and waterfall, gorgeous. https://www.facebook.com/silverstreamselfcateringaccommodation/

    Contact:

    Ard Lui Lauretta Grobler +27 828096269 Lauretta caters three course meals, booking is essential

    Mountain Park hotel: Breakfast, lunch and dinner available Sam/Ralph +27 636558780

    Nip Inn pub & grub Shane +27 825383892

    Underberg

    The Grind 033 7011571 Pizza, Sushi and more

    The Olde Duck +27 741413153

    The Old Hatchery +27 810116311

    Malachite Manor +27 836452026

    The Stone house Himeville 066 1270571

    Moorcroft Manor 033 7021967

    Activities

    Hiking – from Mountain Park Hotel

    Mountain Biking

    Activities further afield

    Trout fishing NUD Sports 033 7011096

    Horse Riding at Sani Pass Hotel +27 722021456

    Khotso Horse Trails +27 824125540

    Midlands Meander 033 3308195