The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Howick

Afrikaans name: Howick

Interesting shops line the road leading to Howick Falls

Howick shops

Photo © Steven Herbert

KwaZulu-Natal

Howick is a small town sited on the Umgeni River at the top of Howick Falls

Howick Falls is a major attraction in Howick. Here the Umgeni River drops 95 metres into the valley below. There is an excellent view site on the edge of the town and there are many curio stalls and other interesting shops nearby. It is well worth taking the hour's drive from Durban to visit here.

Another water-related attraction near Howick is Midmar Dam. The Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve is also just down the road.

The town's history dates back to around 1850 when the Natal Government offered allotments for sale near a river crossing point just above the falls.

Howick accommodation

Are you looking for accommodation in Howick?

Howick has plenty of accommodation options available Tourists at the excellent view site overlooking Howick Falls

Tourists at Howick Falls view site

Photo © Steven Herbert

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 80

Southern African Birdfinder - Author: Cohen, Spottiswoode and Rossouw - Published: 2006 - Page: 127

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 119

Village Life Issue 23 - Author: - Published: 2007 - Page: 38

Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 104

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 335

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 132

On Route - Explore South Africa region by region - 3rd edition - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 2014 - Page: 235

Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Published: 2016 - Page: 40

Getaway - Vol 30 No 10 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 106

Getaway - Vol 29 No 04 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 45

Getaway - Vol 29 No 04 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 48

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 116

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 117

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 234

Country Life - Issue 270 - Author: - Published: 2020 - Page: 84

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 114

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 115

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 124


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