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Address: Corner of Falls Drive & Morling Street, Howick, South Africa
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Just stopped there for a quick view. Falls are beautiful. You can see a number of people at the edge of the waterfall washing clothes and so forth. Worth a stop. Be sure to have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stopped there for a quick view. Falls are beautiful. You can see a number of people at the edge of the waterfall washing clothes and so forth. Worth a stop. Be sure to have more time for lunch and shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

howick falls is a must see attraction the falls are very picturest surrounded by greeny and water cascading to karkloof nature reserve

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our family Midlands Meander trip, we all enjoyed the spectacular sight and sounds of Howick Falls...though the river was fairly empty.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having not been to Howick Falls in over 20 years I was keen to revisit. It was a shock to see that the government has done zero upgrading. litter surrounds the area and the signs are misleading as the Put-Put corse is derelict and the foot paths heavily overgrown.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A waterfall and that is it... not clean and well kept and far too many in your face informal parking attends and traders distract from the overall enjoyment.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great markets and shops and lovely coffee shop. The falls are not that spectacular. Mind you I believe they had been short of rain.

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Sandton, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I can remember how majestic Howick Falls used to be as a child. It was like a trip down memory lane after all these years but indeed with time, this place has changed. The vicinity is very poorly maintained. The same applies to the actual hiking trail down to the bottom of the falls. Such a pity that the litter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We always stop at the falls on our way to coast to stretch legs and a cold drink or snack. South Africa 's fourth highest waterfall. Nice curios shops and restaurants.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Howick Falls is very nice, but nothing to really get excited about. Sadly, the area around the Falls is being used as an informal settlement as far as I know so the site is not the cleanest and the river water seems to be used now for other activities! The area around the Falls is very pretty, very quaint,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The waterfall and valley offered a stunning view, I would recommend the detour. I was saddened to see litter, broken bottles all over the walkway and nearby grass area on our way to the viewing platform. Instead of being an asset for the whole community, I am concerned that many visitors could be put off and simply drive away after... More 

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