Howick Falls

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Howick Falls
3.5

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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,607 contributions
Mar 2020
Howick Falls, at the heart of the town of Howick, plenty of free parking next to the falls area and opposite the market stalls.
We visited in the first part of the morning(advised by different local people en route) and had no hassles. There was a local resident who gave some insight into local history, the falls and the do's and don't, some good general safe advice.
The falls themselves looked radiant, in good flow, the panoramic viewing platform brings this place into the realm of beauty, grand views beyond.
Friendly local people making their way in life at the market stalls, just be careful wandering off beyond...
The very best part of the town, no doubt.
Written March 28, 2020
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jmconradie4
Centurion, South Africa73 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
It truly is a great waterfall. The viewpoint is great and there are plenty of opportunities for family photos. The place is fairly well maintained. Lots of interesting flea market stalls to buy souvenirs from.
Written April 30, 2022
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747nadia
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa300 contributions
Oct 2020
It was a rainy day and we decided to stop and see the Howick Falls.

One of the few places that is still free to view.

Fortunately there were not a lot of hawkers and it made it quick to view.

Really beautiful.
Written November 6, 2020
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Ravi N
Cape Town, South Africa1,154 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
On a day trip in the midlands meander, my wife wanted us to visit this attraction. It is in downtown Howick falls near a mini taxi rank. This could feel a bit uncomfortable. The place had only locals and no visitors, the locals were friendly. The place was dirty, unkempt and run down. Not worth a visit unless completely bored and in a bigish group.
Not advisable if alone or a couple.
Written February 9, 2020
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Ferial
Durban, South Africa310 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Mesmerizing and great gushing waterfall. Being so close to the top of the falls offers a stunning view 1st time I witnessed it so full obviously after all the recent rains even the river was flowing very rapidly. The area is fairly quite and not much else happening. The parking area was closed off so had to park on the off street parking and do a short walk to catch the glimpse of the falls. Few vendors selling souvenirs. But one should excersie caution as I think it can be a bit risky to venture on your own.
Written January 10, 2022
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abeda7866
Durban, South Africa108 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited Howick Falls Today. It was such a disappointment. Litter everywhere. The trial that u can take to the bottom of the falls was not well taken care off. There was no information centre. No guards anywhere. It looked neglected and unkempt. I visited about 20 years ago and it has just gone so so bad and so quiet. For South Africa if its quiet its not safe unfortunately
Written August 9, 2021
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BurnToExplore
Johannesburg, South Africa144 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
The viewing platform for Howick Falls was clean and offered a beautiful view of the Falls itself.
It was highly disappointing trying to get access to the viewing platform in terms of parking a bit closer in order to assist those with limited mobility/elderly. The closest parking is about 150m away.
Upon asking for any alternative or assistance at Howick Tourist Info Centre - we were greeted with the most unprofessional and rude manners. This unfortunately tainted the whole experience...
Overall, the surrounding also needs some TLC.
Written November 16, 2020
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John S
Howick, South Africa5 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a spectacular waterfall along the Umngeni river which has cut deep through the rock strata over thousands of years. The flow seems to be constant even though the river looks to flow gently. A viewing platform has been provided for photography.
Photoshop may be necessary to deal with figures and washing drying at the precipice. Do take care of valuables in the area.
Written February 17, 2020
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Sandra M
Windhoek, Namibia10 contributions
Jan 2018
I often visited Howick Falls as a child about 3, 4 decades ago and had in my mind a picture of how I remember it. When I returned some 40 years later I felt 10 again. Time had come to standstill here and everything looked exactly as I remembered, apart from a few new cafe's and restaurants. The cafe under the huge tree, zink buildings etc sent me straight back to my childhood which was wonderful. SO happy that the place is so well preserved and the romantic feeling intact. Surely a highlight of my Natal trip.
Written January 29, 2018
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766pravinh
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa17 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
The falls is not spectacular like Victoria or Niagara. It is a long drop and quite a pretty site. Lovely arts and crafts in the area.
Written July 8, 2017
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