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“Must See”
Review of Howick Falls

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Binfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

No trip to Howick would be complete without a trip to the viewing platform for the Howick Falls. A waterfall which is quite capable of idly wandering down the rock face when there has been little rain or transforming into a raging monster when a lot of rain has fallen in the catchment areas.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nothing exceptional”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Nice falls, but not accessible, so only good for taking photos with the falls in the background. Locals were washing their clothes at the spring of the falls and the surrounding area was rather run donw. Nothing to shout home about.

Visited December 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Other reviewers have decried the sight of locals doing their washing and hanging it out on the bushes at the top of the waterfalls but I think it all adds to the experience of visiting Africa and seeing real life as opposed to making a natural phenomenon simply a tourist attraction. Maybe these people have nowhere else to do their washing! I would agree that the curio stalls are overpriced but you can buy elsewhere, it is still a nice experience to wander around and the sellers do not hassle you if you just browse. The main street leading down to the falls is a step back in time with tiny shops selling handmade items, some of which are very individual and unique to this spot. There are places to stop for a coffee or a beer and basic but good food.

Visited December 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Are we in Mozambique?”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sadly the curio sellers sell nothing but Zimbabwian and Mozambiqian curios. And the parking is insufficient.

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Pfft”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

As falls go, these are not that much of an attraction at all. There was only a moderate amount of water tumbling about 100 m down. The surrounding area of the town is run down and the site offers nothing except a viewing platform and lots of curio sellers.

Visited January 2014
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