Tourist Attractions in Howick, Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal

Tourist Attractions near Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Umgeni Nature reserve

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Midmar Dam Wall

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Midmar Mile 2009

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The small town of Howick is situated in the KZN Midlands along the popular Midlands Meander tourism route. Howick offers a wide variety of antiques, arts and crafts, and entertainment venues which include art studios, country hotels, herb and flower farms, guest houses, tea gardens, country pubs, health hydro's, craft, pottery and weaving workshops, breweries and wine barns. Howick features some quaint historical stone buildings, such as the library on the main street and the Bell Inn.

The town's main attraction is Howick Falls. The spectacular sight of the Umgeni River as it plunges 100 metres over dolerite cliffs to the gorge below, is an unforgettable experience. The waterfall was known as kwaNogqaza or "The Place of the Tall One" by the original Zulu inhabitants. Being the focal tourist point in Howick, the area around the Falls is sprinkled with a host of curio and craft outlets and open-air restaurants and cafes, where visitors can enjoy tea and scones under shady oak trees.

For energetic visitors to the area there are the Howick Falls Gorge Walk, the Umgeni River Trail, and the Beacon Hill Trail all of which stretch over the duration of about an hour, depending on how much time one allows to stop and take in the picturesque scenery.

The Howick area is also a popular destination for fishing, with the nearby Midmar Dam setting the scene for various angling competitions, and a multitude of other watersports. The Midmar Dam Nature Reserve with its 1000 hectares of game park is home to a variety of antelope including red hartebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, black wildebeest, oribi and zebra, providing excellent game viewing and bird watching.

Things To Do in Howick
Healing with Horses Healing with Horses
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Karkloof Canopy Tour Karkloof Canopy Tour
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Howick Attractions
Howick Golf Club: less than 5 km
Inkanyamba: less than 5 km
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve: 5 km
Midmar Dam: 5 km
Sakabula Golf Club: 7 km
Dargle Valley Pottery: 9 km
Nearby Towns
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Lions River

Howick Falls

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Impangele B&B in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
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40 Fraser Street Bed & Breakfast in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
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Kusane Farm Cottage in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
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A Nutty Lane in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
A NUTTY LANE is three, modern self-catering cottages, set on the banks of a picturesque dam surrounded by birds, horses and two potbelly pigs.
Cedarwood in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
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The small town of Howick is situated in the KZN Midlands along the popular Midlands Meander tourism route. Howick offers a wide variety of antiques, arts and crafts, and entertainment venues which include art studios, country hotels, herb and flower farms, guest houses, tea gardens, country pubs, health hydro's, craft, pottery and weaving workshops, breweries and wine barns. Howick features some quaint historical stone buildings, such as the library on the main street and the Bell Inn.

The town's main attraction is Howick Falls. The spectacular sight of the Umgeni River as it plunges 100 metres over dolerite cliffs to the gorge below, is an unforgettable experience. The waterfall was known as kwaNogqaza or "The Place of the Tall One" by the original Zulu inhabitants. Being the focal tourist point in Howick, the area around the Falls is sprinkled with a host of curio and craft outlets and open-air restaurants and cafes, where visitors can enjoy tea and scones under shady oak trees.

For energetic visitors to the area there are the Howick Falls Gorge Walk, the Umgeni River Trail, and the Beacon Hill Trail all of which stretch over the duration of about an hour, depending on how much time one allows to stop and take in the picturesque scenery.

The Howick area is also a popular destination for fishing, with the nearby Midmar Dam setting the scene for various angling competitions, and a multitude of other watersports. The Midmar Dam Nature Reserve with its 1000 hectares of game park is home to a variety of antelope including red hartebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, black wildebeest, oribi and zebra, providing excellent game viewing and bird watching.