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The Howick Falls

Howick is in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Get in[edit]

On the N3 150km from Durban take any of the 3 marked exits.

The easiest N3 exit into Howick is the "Tweedie/Howick" exit - the furthest one from Durban, first one from further inland - as the road in has no "speed bumps". The other two exits lead into Howick over several of these which could be detrimental to low-slung cars!

Get around[edit]

By car.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Howick falls. A 94 meter high waterfall in the Umgeni river. The falls and surrounding area is a National monument and there is a 2 hour hiking trail (Gorge Walk) to the pools at the base of the falls.  edit
  • Mandela Monument, (Follow the R103 towards Lions River for about 10km). A commemorative plinth marking the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested on August 5, 1962, leading to his conviction and longterm prison sentence, before becoming president of South Africa  edit
  • The Howick museum. Interesting but small.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, 1 Karkloof Road, +27 (0)33 330-3931 (, fax: +27 (0)33 330-4576), [1]. Open 8AM to 4:30PM. 700 hectares situated in the valley immediately below the Howick falls with eland, giraffe, impala, nyala, oribi, reedbuck, wildebees and zebra.  edit
  • Howick Falls, Howick Tourism +27 (0)33-330-5305, [2].  edit


  • Midmar dam, (opposite side of the N3 highway about 7km from Howick). Excellent watersport, fishing, camping and a game reserve.  edit
  • Midmar Nature Reserve, +27 (0)33 330-2067 (fax: +27 (0)33 330-5868), [3]. Open 8AM to 4:30PM daily for day visitors (Gates are open 24 hours for residents in the park). Many antelope species including blesbok, reedbuck, hartebees, wildebees and zebra. Also some white rhino.  edit
  • Henley Midmar Yacht Club, +27 (0)76 469-0857 (), [4].  edit
  • Enduro Motorcycle Tours, [5]. Motorcycle Tours – Guided enduro , off-road and dirt bike tours , day rides and trainings. Enduro bike rental or bring your own bike and experience some of the rural parts of the region. Man , machine and nature = adventure.  edit


Buy[edit][add listing]

Crafts, including handwoven carpets. Check out the Visitors Book in the shops though as there are good comments here relating to pricing

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Original Pancake Cafe, 2 Fallsview Road, +27 (0)33 330-6377 (). Open 9am to 4:30pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays. The pancake shop is recommended!  edit
  • Fred's Pies, (On the main road from the Tweedie turn-off from the N3 at the Greendale centre), +27 (0)33 330-4768 (). Serves excellent pies and some of the best fish and chips in SA.  edit
  • Red Tap Pub, 5 Harvard St, +27 (0)33 330-8045. Serves excellent, and reasonably prices, English style pub grub.  edit
  • Afton Restaurant, cnr Somme and Belle street, +27 (0)33 330-5256 (), [6]. For something more special, full menu meals and set-price specials.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Stocklands Farm Bed and Breakfast, +27 (0)33 330-5225 (). A 150 year-old stone house with original yellowwood ceilings and doors offers accommodation to travellers from all over the world.  edit
  • The Lodge @ Currys Post, +27(0)33 330 6802, [7]. checkin: 1PM; checkout: 10AM. Central to the Midlands Meander, the 40-hectare farm is a-top a hill, surrounded by pine and gum plantations, as well as natural forests, with sweeping 180-degree views of the Karkloof mountains. Homemade biscuits, chocolates and fresh flowers add a special touch in each room. Family run business.  edit

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