Things to Do in Howick

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Howick Falls

Howick Falls

Waterfall in Howick (1.4 km from Howick)

Abseil Howick FallsIf life has become a little dull, why not walk over the edge and abseil down the second tallest waterfall in South Africa. At the bottom of the thundering 107-metre-high Howick Falls, you plop into an inflatable boat that takes you to the start of an indigenous forest walk.The trail takes you through the Howick Falls Conservancy...

Karkloof Canopy Tours

Karkloof Canopy Tours

Popular Attractions in Howick (1.6 km from Howick)

Karkloof is home to the second largest, pristine indigenous forest in South Africa. Karkloof Canopy Tours takes you on a breath taking journey through the forest tree-tops.

Karkloof Farmers Market

Karkloof Farmers Market

Village Marketplaces in Howick (3.5 km from Howick)

The Karkloof Farmers’ Market is an authentic and unique indoor market with a wide variety of stalls offering everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to delicious home-baked treats and organic products.

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Howick (5.7 km from Howick)

Situated just seven kilometres from Howick and 24 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg, the Midmar Dam Nature Reserve is a great spot for locals and visitors alike. The large fresh water dam is fed by the uMngeni River, offering a fun water sports and fishing venue. Day trippers often make use of numerous shady picnic areas and braai facilities along...

Midmar Dam

Midmar Dam

Dams Vleis in Howick (5.8 km from Howick)

Midmar Dam is a dam and recreation area near Pietermaritzburg (near Howick), South Africa. Boating, swimming, water-skiing, picnicking, and fishing are popular pastimes at Midmar Dam. Each year, the Midmar Mile swimming race is held there, which organizers call "the world's largest open water swimming event". Over 20,000 entries were received for...

Mandela Capture Monument

Mandela Capture Monument

Popular Attractions in Howick (7.4 km from Howick)

Madiba fans and struggle history buffs all make their political pilgrimage to the Mandela Capture Monument. This significant site is where the world's most famous anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, was apprehended while driving incognito from Durban to Johannesburg. On the 5th of August 1962 Mandela was arrested at a point on the main R103...

Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site

Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site

Popular Attractions in Howick (7.4 km from Howick)

The Nelson Mandela Memorial, at Madiba's Capture Site, marks the 50-year anniversary of what began Nelson Mandela's "long walk to freedom". A highly acclaimed sculpture by artist Marco Cianfanelli is centre point of the Memorial Site.

Karkloof Falls

Karkloof Falls

Waterfall in Howick (11.9 km from Howick)

The Karkloof River rises in the range and drops down through thickly wooded forests creating many small waterfalls. The beautiful and dramatic Karkloof Falls, 105 metres high plunge over the cliff at Shafton Grange, known by the early settlers as “the most beautiful waterfall in the land”. Karkloof Falls can be found along Karkloof road travelling...

Things to do near Howick

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Fordoun Spa

Fordoun Spa

Spa and Wellness in Nottingham Road (29 km from Howick)

Fordoun Spa is in the heart of Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander and boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians. The spa features internationally acclaimed treatments such as the rasul, (a Turkish steam and clay treatment room), a saline...

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

African Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Animal Parks in Camperdown (37.1 km from Howick)

Home to eleven of the twelve owl species, five of the eight vulture species and numerous magnificent raptors found in Southern Africa, the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is well worth a visit. Dedicated to conserving indigenous raptors, the haven is also a base for continuing research, breeding and rehabilitation projects for birds of prey,...

Swissland Cheese

Swissland Cheese

Shops in Balgowan (22.5 km from Howick)

Swissland Cheese is an established, unique enterprise that pioneered in 1992 by Fran Isaac. The opportunity presented itself in those years when Frans’ family background of dairy farming and her own passion for the farm life she grew up with, came together just before the time when the only cheeses available and known to the South African...

Fort Nottingham Museum

Fort Nottingham Museum

Galleries and Museums in Fort Nottingham (37.3 km from Howick)

Fort Nottingham is very quiet and there’s not much to do except visit the smallest town hall in South Africa – it’s more like a medium-sized garden shed – and spend an hour or so in the museum that’s now housed in the old fort. Fort Nottingham derives its name from Nottingham shire's Regiment - the 45th 'Sherwood Foresters', who were stationed...

Doreen Clark Nature Reserve

Doreen Clark Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Winterskloof (11.5 km from Howick)

The Doreen Clark Nature Reserve is only a short distance from the north of Pietermaritzburg. The seven hectare nature reserve consists of a podocarpus forest with grassland running along its edges. There are quaint picnic spots scattered around the reserve, as well as hiking trails ranging in difficulty but suitable for all ages. The reserve is...

Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve

Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hilton (12.6 km from Howick)

Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve serves as the headquarters of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, KwaZulu-Natal’s nature conservation service. This small reserve offers an outdoor leisure and environmental education facility for the Natal Midlands. Situated in Hilton, Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve is home to impala, zebra, blesbok, bushbuck, grey and...

Senses Day Spa

Senses Day Spa

Spa and Wellness in Wembley (16.4 km from Howick)

Senses Day Spa is a haven of tranquility. Our internationally qualified therapists will ensure that your experience is a personalized one. We believe that beauty is attained through complete wellness. Our passion is to ensure that your time with us leaves you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, revived and renewed. We are open from Monday to Friday 8am...

Karkloof Safari Spa

Karkloof Safari Spa

Spa and Wellness in Pietermaritzburg City Centre (19.7 km from Howick)

Karkloof Safari Spa has won numerous international awards for the high level of service from internationally trained Thai therapists and staff, our world class spa facilities and passion for conserving the surrounding natural environment. Recognised as Africa’s largest spa and the best luxury destination spa in Africa, guests can enjoy unlimited...

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve

Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Albert Falls (19.8 km from Howick)

One of the largest dams in KwaZulu-Natal, Albert Falls Dam and Nature Reserve is a popular playground for sailors, canoeists, twitchers, hikers, horse riders and fisherfolk. The dam is rated one of the best bass fishing dams in the world and an international bass fishing competition is held there annually. The reserve has abundant bird life as...

Natal Museum

Natal Museum

Galleries and Museums in Pietermaritzburg (20.7 km from Howick)

You’re always assured of seeing something new at the Natal Museum Here you’ll view a constant array of fascinating temporary exhibitions and happenings ranging from xenophobic violence to a mixed children’s art exhibition at this dynamic museum. 2010 sees the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indian people and an...

Mahatma Gandhi Statue

Mahatma Gandhi Statue

Galleries and Museums in Pietermaritzburg (20.7 km from Howick)

The statue of Mahatma Ghandi commemorates the centenary of his experience at the Pietermaritzburg railway station in 1893 when he was cast out from a first class carriage because he was not White. Gandhi had close links to Pietermaritzburg and his passive resistance campaign is closely linked to the city. “My life is my message”, Mahatma Ghandi.

Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery

Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Pietermaritzburg (21.6 km from Howick)

The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery is situated in the Butterflies for Africa complex in Pietermaritzburg. The gallery was established in 2001 and exhibits both local and international artists. There is a wide variety of paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, and photography on display. The different styles and subject matters include sublime...

Harry Gwala

Harry Gwala

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Scottsville (21.7 km from Howick)

Harry Gwala Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Premier Soccer League club Maritzburg United. In 2008 the stadium had a capacity of 10,000, but around September 2009 it was upgraded to 12,000 seats. The stadium is named after ANC politician...

Butterflies for Africa

Butterflies for Africa

Animal Parks in Pietermaritzburg (22.2 km from Howick)

Take an inspirational walk through the tropical house of Butterflies for Africa. This lush and spectacular environment brings visitors into close contact with free-flying indigenous and exotic butterflies. Butterflies for Africa flies high with some of the top butterfly houses from around the globe with some unique offerings. The complex...

Scottsville Racecourse

Scottsville Racecourse

Racecourses in Scottsville (22.7 km from Howick)

Scottsville Racecourse's modern facilities incorporate all the very best in racecourse comfort, elegance and intimacy. Easily one of the most attractive racecourses in South Africa, Scottsville is situated 2.5 km from Pietermaritzburg’s city centre. The Spanish-style course buildings include a number of restaurants, an pub and a picnic enclosure...