In the 'hood, Howick as a destination

The South African experience is about its history, culture and natural beauty; and all of these can be enjoyed when you stay overnight in Howick. Known as the place of many waterfalls, owing to the many tributaries of the uMngeni River that tumble down gorges and over sharp inclines on their way to the Indian Ocean, Howick is possibly best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested in ... cont.

1 Karkloof Road, Howick, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Umgeni Valley Reserve

Follow the N3 towards Ladysmith past Pietermaritzburg. Take the Howick / Midmar off-ramp. Follow the road into Howick CBD and after crossing the uMngeni River, go through two sets of traffic lights. At the third set of traffic lights turn right up the road marked Karkloof / Rietvlei (Supa Quick is on the corner). Umgeni Valley is 1km along this road on the right (opposite Amberglen)

Follow the N3 towards Durban and take the Howick / Tweedie off-ramp. Follow the road into Howick CBD. At the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill turn left up the Karkloof / Rietvlei road (Supa Quick is on the corner). Umgeni Valley is 1km along this road on the right (opposite Amberglen).

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (1 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (1 km)
  • Business Services (1 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (1 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Internet Caf (1 km)
  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Post Office (1 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (1 km)
  • Car Hire (38 km)
  • Shopping Mall (38 km)
  • Airport (40 km)


  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Kloofing
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis court(s)

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