Howick, located in KwaZulu Natal Province was established around 1850.
James Archbell came to the region to set up a Wesleyan missionary and purchased land from the government.
In later years the government decided to establish a town at the river crossing on James Archbell’s farm, which was known as Alleman’s Drift and the land was purchased from him to do so.
The name of the town was an honorary token to Earl Grey the Secretary of State in London and thus the name was given to one of 3 towns in the world.
A monument stands in remembrance to the woman and children that died in the concentration camp that had been there during the Anglo Boer war.
The town of Howick is picturesque and attracts scores of tourists throughout the year as weather conditions are favorable.
Tourist attractions in and around Howick include the Howick Falls (of which there are more than one), the Albert Falls Nature Reserve, Karkloof Conservancy and Midlands Meander.
Howick is a well established town with infrastructure in place like schools.
Schools in the Howick area include Howick High School and Howick Preparatory School.
There are malls in Howick and the number of malls is set to increase with the development of land around Howick, with retirement villages constructed and lifestyle and golf estates which are complimented by the surrounding nature.
Homes in Howick are now of a mixed use with retirement villages, freehold homes and townhouse complexes, thus property values are driven by demand for the country lifestyle and less pollution in the region.
The tourism industry is a stable source of income in the region and many of the guest houses and Bed & Breakfast’s are in residential parts of the town which creates further investment prospects for the property in town.
Take a tour of the properties in Howick via the MyRoof website.