Howick is located in the Kwazulu Natal province about 90 kilometers away from Durban. This place is easily accessible from the N3 highway that runs from Johannesburg to the port city of Durban. This part of the province is called the Midlands and consists of a hilly landscape with small lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forests and grassland where the cows graze.
The area is known for the many artists and craftsmen. You will find workshops and workshops of, among others, potters, weavers and sculptors. You can drive the Midlands Meander (also known as Arts and Crafts Route) by car, this route takes you past the sights, arts and crafts shops, galleries and eateries.
Howick itself is known for its waterfall, the 95 meter high Howick Falls, where the Umgeni River falls down over the cliffs on its way to the Indian Ocean. Smaller waterfalls in the area are the Cascade Falls of 25 meters and the Shelter Falls of 37 meters. A larger waterfall can be found 16 kilometers east of Howick, the Karkloof Falls with a height of 105 meters.
Visit Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve for beautiful walks where you not only enjoy the scenery, but you can also spot animals. The reserve includes giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and many different antelopes. Bird watchers can keep their eyes open for more than 270 different species of birds. In addition to various walking routes, there is also a car route through the reserve and there are accommodation options.
In Howick there are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can go for a snack and a drink, and you can also take a look at the antique and art shops. For more information, visit the Howick Tourism office across the street from the waterfall platform on a daily basis.Add to my travel plans