Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Howick is a town located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The town is 1050 m above sea level, and about 88 kilometres from the port city of Durban. Howick enjoys warm summers and cool dry winters. A snappy chill descends upon Howick when snow falls on the nearby Drakensberg. The town is the location of Howick Falls, which is a large waterfall that occurs when the Umgeni River falls 95 metres (311 feet) over dolerite cliffs on its way to the Indian Ocean. The waterfall was known as kwaNogqaza or "The Place of the Tall One" by the original Zulu inhabitants.