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Howick

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Sitting 1,050 m (3,445 ft) above sea level, Howick boasts waterfalls, gorges, and rivers, and was the site of Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962. This quiet farming town dates back to British colonial times, but today draws visitors in search of adventure and history. Things to do in Howick include observing zebras and wildebeests in reintroduced game areas, visiting the concentration camp of the Anglo-Boer War, attending the annual marathon, and going on a horseback or mountain bike ride through the woods. Balance your active Howick itinerary with relaxation in its restaurants, bars, and spas. Plan how to spend your time in Howick and other destinations in South Africa using our South Africa driving holiday site.
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Accommodations in Howick include lodges, bed and breakfasts, and rental cottages in the town center, north of the Umgeni River or down south. If in search of a colonial experience, you can stay at a 150-year-old stone house with original ceilings and doors on Shafton Road. To get the most from the surrounding mountains, gum and pine plantations, and protected natural forests, explore lodgings between the town and the nearby nature reserve.
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