Boston lies at the heart of the Midlands, some 40 km from the town of Bulwer. The first whites to claim these lands were the Boers, who began logging the indigenous trees in the area to build their “capital” at a site 60 km away. The British later took possession of the area, including the timberlands. Joseph and Edward Few, important English sawmill operators, named the town Boston after their former home in Lincolnshire.
Adventure And Sport
Hiking Trails: An expert guide leads visitors along the Waddling Walks, a series of walks that will teach you more about the town and its surroundings.
Art And Crafts
Zamokuhle Basketware: Basket weaving is a skill that started with the people of the Great Lakes of East-Central Africa and was handed down from generation to generation. Visitors may buy products and watch the weavers practise their craft.
Pickle Pot: The old-style delicatessen at the Pickle Pot offers an excellent array of jams, conserves and pickles. A restaurant and tea garden specialise in scrumptious country meals.
The Trading Post: The Trading Post sells fresh dairy products, farm produce, crafts and confectionery.
Fauna And Flora
Impendle Nature Reserve: Deep gorges slice through the escarpment enclosed within the reserve, which also features cascading waterfalls and rocky pools. Sun filters through the forest canopy as numerous species of lilies, irises and orchids delight hikers with their beauty.
History And Architecture
Calderwood Hall: Calderwood Hall is a gracious Victorian family home that is now a guest house and restaurant. Romantically-minded couples may pledge their love in the thatch-and-stained-glass chapel.
St Michael’s Church: The church was constructed in 1882 from local handmade bricks