8. HOWICK FALLS
Through the Midlands Meander as you follow Umgeni River in its tireless flow to the Indian Ocean, there is a gorge where tributaries of the main river create a turbulent vortex of water. The river suddenly drops in spectacular fashion to a turbulent pool believed to have mystical powers. Welcome to the Howick Falls – just 24km from Pietermaritzburg, in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. This thrill-a-minute cascade is believed to be inhabited by powerful ancestral spirits and thus is revered by sangomas (Zulu traditional healers).