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“The Falls are great...the dirty laundry isn't”
Review of Howick Falls

Howick Falls
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Howick, South Africa
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The Falls are great...the dirty laundry isn't”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I live in the area and took my 2 cousins who came to visit from Johannesburg to have a look at the falls. We arrived, found some parking away from the main area and went down to take a look. There were a fair number of tourists, but not too many to make it unpleasant. The falls looked great even in winter, the only negative aspect was all the locals busy doing their washing at the top. I understand if people need to use the river, but seriously the municipality could get them to move a little further up so that tourists can still enjoy it/photograph it. It would also prevent more accidents I'm sure...

Visited July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Breath taking view”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

After driving a while this view is worth it! It was so nice look out at the falls!!

There are lots of little things you can buy from the locals there thy are hand made!

The people on top of the falls have blankets out which I thought were for sale but its their washing that needs to be dried!

It is a must see of you passing Howick!

Visited August 2013
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Howick, South Africa
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“HOWICK FALLS”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Best seen in summer time when there is more water coming over.
If you do go to the bottom of the falls take care as the pathway can get a bit difficult.
One disappointment is the amount of litter that can be found at the bottom.

Visited February 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Viewing”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The water flow over the falls varies quite substantially depending on rainfall and water release from Midmar Dam. The viewing platform gives a great view of these magnificent falls. Unfortunately the plastic bags around the pool at the bottom and the washing hanging around at the top do detract from the experience. For those that want some African curios, there are a few stalls alongside the viewing area parking.

Visited July 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, KZN
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“Another fantastic attraction of the Midlands!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This one is only 7 minutes away from my home, but I still take my visiting family and friends here to experience fun and beautiful scenery of the Howick Falls and the Umgeni Valley across the river.

Visited July 2013
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