Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk
Local Attractions Eco Tourism
Bulwer is fast becoming beloved as a very affordable eco tourist destination ,with many peaceful activities and sports for all levels of fitness that can take place harmoniously in a nature conservancy. So if you are visiting Marutswa Forest to enjoy it's tranquil beauty why not step out into Beautiful Bulwer and experience the wonders of nature in other exciting and interesting ways.
Bulwer is well known internationally as one of South
Africa's top paragliding and Hang gliding sites.
Anyone seeking a burst of adrenaline, vicarious or
otherwise, would be sorry not to drive the road up to
the top of the mountain, where you can watch the
pilots readying for takeoff.
Or for the more adventurous still, take a tandem
flight and maybe encounter some Cape Vultures,
Lammergeyer's and Black and Crested Eagles in
the air. If you like what you see you can arrange a
training course in either Hang gliding or Paragliding
from one the experienced Bulwer licensed instructors.
Rides for all levels of skill, are available every day to
different places of beauty and interest around the
mountain and in the surrounding conservancies.
Bulwer is also training base and home to Mountney’s
Reining Horses, Bulwer’s Jill, Tazelle and Delta Ward
brought home three championship trophies at the
recent 2010 Horse of theYear Show.
Hiking is always popular with a variety of trails of
differing difficulty to see the waterfalls, caves and
bushman paintings, There is a quarry with ancient
fossils and also plenty of Mountain bike routes to
explore around the area.
There are several dams in and around Bulwer where
bass and trout fishing is allowed with permission from
Sappi and from the Bulwer biosphere.
Tel: 033 7011 096
Other places of interest near to Marutswa Forest
Sani Pass Day Trips
Offered from Underberg daily, weather permitting.
Major Tours 033 7011 628
Sani Pass Tours 033 7011 064
The Himeville Museum Well worth a visit approx half an hour from Marutswa
in Himeville open Tuesday - Sunday 9am -12.30.
Tel: 033 702 1184
Reichenau Mission and working mill Approx 20 minutes from Marutswa on the way to
Underberg. Open 8.30 - 4pm daily.
Steam Train Rides
Through Alan Paton Country from Ixopo to Carisbrook
and back to Ixopo Booking essential.
Tel: 039 834 2963