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“Beautiful Waterfalls with a Checkered History”
Review of Howick Falls

Howick Falls
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Full-Day Mandela Capture Site Tour from Durban
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Howick
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Located just off the artist street in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal Province is the 310 foot Howick Falls which lies on the Umgeni River. The Zulus named the falls the "Place of the Tall One" and have declared that the falls is the evidence of a giant serpent-like creature. There have been 40 recorded deaths that have occurred since 1851 as a result of being swept over the falls or even suicide. Although the government officials have attempted to stop local Zulu women from washing their clothes at the top of the falls the practice continues which can be observed from the overlook on the hillside across from the falls. There are many vendors selling their souvenirs in the overlook. After viewing the falls walk up one block to visit the local artist crafts shops or rest with a coffee break. Parking is plentiful and the view ism free. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Its a beautiful place to visit, ample parking available, hand made but unbelievable souvenirs sold at the roadside. The view is stunning, amazing that nature can be so beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Quick stop to have a look at the falls. Parking available along the road. Surrounding areas look a bit run down at times. Curious available along the road side.

Thank Lauren_LW
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A must visit when in the area, as it is very easily accessible. The view of the waterfall is unobstructed and the site is quite safe and secure.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Tucked outside of the town the parking was limited but the "attendant" kept an eye on the car for us. The viewing is only 20 yards from the road so easy access. Seeing the ladies washing clothes at the top of the falls gave a good perspective for the size of t he drop and scale. Well worth a look if in the area.

Thank Nigel W
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