Accommodation in Howick, KwaZulu Natal
|South Africa >> KwaZulu Natal >> Midlands >> Howick|
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|The Bunkers@sakabula||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Situated 1km off the N3 Highway on the Sakabula Golf Estate. Picturesque, quiet surroundings with secure parking, 2 mins from the golf course. 2 outside rooms, with 2 beds per room, each room en suite shower, toilet etc, also fridge, microwave and tea/coffee facilities. Rooms have their own verander...|
||Stocklands||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Set in 10 acres of garden and pastures, this 150 year-old stone house with original yellowwood ceilings and doors offers luxurious accommodation in either private en-suite bedrooms or in self-catering cottages.
All rooms have their own entrances and secure parking. Electric gates and an intercom s...|
||Penny Lane Guest House||Howick||Guest House|
|A TRADITIONAL COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE IN THE HEART OF THE MIDLANDS MEANDER...|
|Abbot's Cove B&b||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Barretts Country House||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Crossways Country Inn||Howick||Hotel / Lodge|
|Destiny Forest Lodge||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Favourdale||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Fern Hill Hotel & Conference Centre||Howick||Hotel / Lodge|
|Giverny Creative Country Holidays||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Hayfields Guest House||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Mulberry Hill Guest House||Howick||Guest House|
|Nutmeg B&B||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Pleasant Places Country House||Howick||Guest House|
|Sakabula Cottages||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Sunbird Guest House||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Thistledown Country House||Howick||Bed & Breakfast|
|Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve||Howick||Self-catering|
|Windermere Guest House||Howick||Guest House|
For more information contact the Howick Publicity Association
Historical and Cultural Attractions
In 1850 the settlement of Howick, named after Howick Hall the Northumberland Estate of Earl Grey, the British Colonial Secretary, grew around the fording place where the wagon route from the coast to the interior crossed the uMgeni River. As with all major fording places, blacksmiths, traders and innkeepers established businesses to supply travelers.
The old drift was beautiful but treacherous, situated just above the spectacular Howick Falls, Nogqaza 'the tall one'. The first hotelkeeper provided a ferry after his young son was swept over the falls whilst attempting to cross on horseback. A vehicle bridge has since replaced the original ford and ferry! The Howick Falls Hotel, built in 1850 (destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1872), included Paul Kruger, Cecil Rhodes and Mark Twain as guests!
The settlement expanded with the needs of soldiers, transport riders, travelers, and war correspondents who headed north to the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the Anglo-Boer Wars of 1880 - 1881 and 1899 - 1902.
The town's motto is indicative, however, of a community with an eye to progress and the future, as well as the past: Tempora mutantur et nos 'timess change and (so do) we'! today, Howick is the centre of a busy trading, agricultural and timber community and the heart of the Midlands Meander. On the edge of Midlands Plateau, above the hot coastal plains, the climate is temperate, and Howick has burgeoned as an ideal place to retire. A walk up Beacon Hill rewards one with a view of the town and Midmar Dam.
Howick Local History Museum
Methodist Church (1879)
Nelson Mandela's Arrest Site
Old Agricultural Hall (Craft Southern Africa)
Owsthorne House, Lions River District
St Luke's Church
Albert Falls Public Resort
There are tracts of mixed woodland, giving way to open grassland, as well as small marsh areas. In wet seasons, rank grass patches attract numerous wetland and grassland birds such as widows, weavers, waxbills and cisticolas. Albert Falls Nature Reserve: Notuli hutted camp is situated in the Game park area and offers spacious fully equipped self-catering rondavels. Along the water's edge are camps and caravan sites with clean hot and cold water ablution facilities.