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Howick Falls Tours and Activities

Howick Falls
Howick Falls is a waterfall in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, some 63 miles from Durban. It falls roughly 310 feet from the river into a pool before the river continues on.

The Zulu name for the falls is KwaNogqaza, and legend is that a huge serpent lives in the pool beneath the falls. Sangomas, or fortune tellers, are said to be the only ones who can go near the waterfall safely.

Whether you believe the stories or not, the truth is that many people have died attempting to cross the Umgeni River just above the falls. Howick Falls remains a popular tourist destination, perhaps as much due to the legends as to its natural beauty. 

Practical Info

You can make Howick Falls one stop on a scenic drive through the Midlands Meander, as this scenic route is known, or you can head for the falls to hike around the base. The hike to the pool below the falls takes about an hour. 
Address: Falls Dr., Howick, South Africa
Hours: Daily
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Howick Falls

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Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture Site & Howick Falls 1 Day Tour From Durban

Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture Site & Howick Falls 1 Day Tour From Durban

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Travel through the gentle pastoral beauty of the Natal Midlands. Pass through grassy plains scattered with villages and lush farmlands and see plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. Take in the endless vistas and incredible scenery. Explore the magnificent Drakensberg. The day's highlights are: • See the Howick Falls • See the site where former SA President Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962 and went on to spend 27 yers in prison • Enjoy the Drakensberg • Minimum 2 people booking *All this in one day. We can cater for groups larger than 15 on request. There is also a discount for groups of 4 and more. if only 2 or 3 of you are booked for the tour, the tour can become a private tour for you at no extra charge.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Safari Half Day Natal Lion Park, Howick Falls & Mandela Capture Site from Durban

Safari Half Day Natal Lion Park, Howick Falls & Mandela Capture Site from Durban

This day safari takes you to KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal province known for its beauty and diverse array of wildlife. The tour has three stops: Natal Lion Park, where you come close to a pride of lions in an adrenaline raising experience. Here you also come close to elephants and possibly spot some zebras and nyalas. From Natal Lion Park we proceed to Howick Falls which is a waterfall in the KwaZulu-Natal province. It falls roughly 310 feet from the river into a pool before the river continues on. Our final stop is at Nelson Mandela Capture Site where we visit a museum and a stirring monument of Nelson Mandela. • Natal Midlands • Natal Lion Park • Howick Falls • Nelson Mandela Capture Site and Museum where Nelson Mandela was arrested and went on to spend 27 years in prison (Minimum 2 people booking)
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  • 8 hours
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Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture S & Howick Falls - 2 Day Tour from Durban

Drakensberg, Nelson Mandela Capture S & Howick Falls - 2 Day Tour from Durban

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The Nelson Mandela Capture Site gives the full history of this world renowned statesman. Add to this, the Drakensberg is the largest and highest mountain range in Southern Africa. Part of the mountain range stretches into Lesotho. The mountain range is undeniably breathtaking and inspiring to millions who visit it. Enjoy the breathtaking views of its valleys. There are opportunities for wonderful photos and memories. Our tour is planned to give you the best possible experience of this great area. Minimum booking for 2 people sharing. We can cater for groups larger than 15 on request. There is also a discount for groups of 4 and more. if only 2 or 3 of you are booked for the tour, the tour can become a private tour for you at no extra charge.
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  • 2 days
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Mandela Capture Site & PheZulu Cultural Village Private Day Tour from Durban

Mandela Capture Site & PheZulu Cultural Village Private Day Tour from Durban

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Take a hassle-free day trip to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KawZulu-Natal province, on this small-group tour from Durban, limited to 11 people or fewer. Visit the site where Nelson Mandela was captured, learn about traditional Zulu culture, and more on an 8-hour excursion from the city.
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  • 8 hours
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Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Day Tour from Durban

Drakensberg Kamberg Rock Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Day Tour from Durban

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This comprehensive tour offers an excellent overview of the KwaZulu-Natal region. Stops include the Gandhi statue and City Hall in the capital city of Pietermaritzburg (the largest brick building in the southern hemisphere), the Nelson Mandela capture site statue and Apartheid Museum, and Howick Falls. You will also take a lengthy hike in Kamberg Nature Reserve to view ancient sandstone rock art.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Tour from Durban

Drakensberg Giant's Castle Cave Art & Mandela Capt Site Private Tour from Durban

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Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal. Depart from Durban for a daylong sightseeing trip beginning with KwaZula-Natal's capital Pietermaritzburg and continuing onto Drankensberg's Giants Castle Nature Reserve: spectacular mountain peaks named for their distinct appearance. See the rock paintings of South Africa's indigenous Sans people before touring the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, home to a small museum and a stirring monument dedicated to the country's former president. End your excursion with a visit to Howick Falls.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.25
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Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Howick Falls hours of operation?
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Howick Falls hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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