howick KwaZulu-Natal

Here are a few things to do in beautiful Howick. Image: supplied

Top things to do in scenic Howick, KwaZulu-Natal

Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a true gem to explore. If you find yourself in the area, here are a few things to check out…

howick KwaZulu-Natal

Here are a few things to do in beautiful Howick. Image: supplied

Visit Howick Falls

Howick Falls in Howick. Image: canva

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If you’re in the town of Howick, Howick Falls, a natural waterfall on the Umgeni River, is a must-visit. The falls are about 95 metres high and are quite impressive, especially after heavy rains.

It’s a picturesque spot with lush surroundings, and there are viewing platforms where you can take in the beauty of the falls. Some visitors enjoy taking short hikes around the area.

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Learn some history at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The sculpture of Nelson Mandela. Image: supplied

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site, which commemorates the actual site of arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962. The site features the famous sculpture of Mandela, a unique and impressive art installation by artist Marco Cianfanelli.

The sculpture is made up of 50 steel poles, varying in height, which, when viewed from a specific angle, come together to form a portrait of Nelson Mandela. This creative representation symbolizes the fragmented and complex nature of Mandela’s life.

The site also features a museum and visitor center, providing historical information about Nelson Mandela’s life, his role in the anti-apartheid struggle, and the events leading to his capture.

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Take a drive along the Midlands Meander

Be sure to take a leisurely drive along the Midlands Meander! This is a scenic route that winds through the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, offering opportunities to explore arts and crafts shops, galleries, and cafes. It’s a great way to experience the local culture and support local artisans.

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