House Manual

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

  • Please keep the gate to the road locked at all times. Come as go as you please.
  • Check in is after 2pm. Checkout is latest 10am.
  • Under the kitchen sink you will find extra things you might need.
  • We stock coffee, sugar, tea, cremora and firewood for sale.
  • All beds are equipped with electric blankets & mosquito nets. Nets to be stored on top of cupboards.
  • We have a fireplace & gas heater.
  • Prepaid wifi available on request.
  • Pet friendly by arrangement only
  • Theres 3 places to eat out in Bulwer.
  • 1. Natura hotel (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 0828096269
  • The local Bulwer shops (for essentials) close at 5pm, on weekdays & 2pm on weekends (hours vary in lockdown).
  • The Bulwer Express ( takeaway & 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.
  • Did You Know: Bulwer Mountain (2072m) 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.

🍴Stonehouse Kitchen in Himeville is a must visit, food is incredible by a trendy young chef, pet friendly also.


🎣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.

🐴 Stables Marketplace, also in Himeville for Saturday & Sunday morning crafts, food, and Colleens Country Cafe directory hearty meals, pet friendly

🐄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.

🦆Olde Duck Cafe in Underberg is also pet friendly, full of farm animals and fantastic kids play areas. Great vibe and stunning views, food hearty & delish cakes, and 2nd best coffee in the berg. There are also many trails from here, all marked.

🍋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

🧀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.

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


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


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



Mountain Biking

Marutswa Forest

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