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A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Howick, South Africa

General Information

Howick is located in the heart of the Midlands in KwaZulu Natal.  Known for its many waterfalls, Howick is a peaceful town ideal for those wishing to escape the city life.  Warm summers and cool winters, which can turn chilly when there are snowfalls on the nearby Drakensberg, Howick is a great destination throughout the year.

The most well-known landmark for the town is Howick Falls – the Umgeni River falling approximately 95m over cliffs enroute to the Indian Ocean.  If abseiling down the Falls is not your thing, then a beautiful viewing platform is situated above the Falls for some magnificent views.  There is a safe trail which leads down to the pools below, however the walk is a steep one and not for the fainthearted, and remember you have to walk back up!

Historically Howick was the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962 and this is now encapsulated by the Nelson Mandela Capture and Memorial Site.  Howick remains predominantly a farming town that supplies the surrounding farms. 

Tourism plays a role here as the town forms part of the Midlands Meander, a famous scenic drive through the Midlands.  The Midlands Meander leads from Pietermaritzburg to the Drakensberg Mountains, a lovely drive past forests, through pretty little towns in which have many arts and craft outlets that are well worth stopping for.

Accommodation

Accommodation choices in Howick are varied from bed and breakfast establishments to guest houses and self-catering units.  Each with their own style and facilities, but all welcoming and hospitable.  Please see the accommodation directory which provides a list of advertisers for the area.

Activities

Howick is used by many as the base for the annual Midmar Mile held in February.  Visitors from all over the country flock here for one of the biggest events in the province next to the Comrades Marathon.

Some of the things to do and see in Howick and surrounds:

  • Fishing at Midmar Dam
  • Fly fishing
  • Putt-putt
  • Midmar Dam Nature Reserve  - home to a variety of antelope and bird life
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Abseiling
  • Nelson Mandela Capture and Memorial Site
  • Karkloof Canopy Tour
  • Karkloof Farmers Market
  • Howick Falls
  • Umgeni Valley Environmental Education Center​

Please see the activities directory for more information on what is available.

Businesses

Howick is a growing family orientated town welcoming of visitors.  The shops and services are well-stocked providing all the essentials for an enjoyable holiday.  The restaurants are homely serving traditional and other foods.  

Information on businesses can be found in the business directory, alternatively add your own free business listing.

More information on Howick is available here

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