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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

Howick Falls

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Updated 11/07/2014

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Although this area in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands is mainly about dining, shopping, and the arts, this lovely waterfall is definitely worth a stop. In the town of Howick, the Umgeni River plunges an impressive 300 feet into a deep pool in the gorge. Local people and sangomas (traditional Zulu healers) believe the waterfall is inhabited by ancestral spirits and has mystical powers. Take photographs from the viewing platform, or if you have more time, there are numerous hikes of varying difficulty that provide different vantages of the falls. Contact or visit the Howick Tourism Office, which is just a few hundred yards from the falls, for information.

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Falls Dr., Howick, 3290, South Africa

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Updated 11/07/2014


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