With houses to rent or buy that are as charming as they are beautiful, a country lifestyle awaits in Howick. Property for sale in Howick guarantees an easy pace of life and a warm, inviting community. Located in KwaZulu-Natal along the Midlands Meander tourism route, the surroundings become as much a part of property as a garden would. People of all ages live here, but the town has become especially popular for its “Amber” Retirement Villages, including Amberfield, Amberglen and Amber Valley.

The hub of Pietermaritzburg is 21kms away and the Durban CBD, 103kms, which is why Howick property is so popular amongst those looking for both family and holiday homes and day-to-day living. Summers are warm and the winters chilly with the nearby Drakensberg Mountains often sporting a cap of snow. Adding to the value of houses for sale in Howick are the nearby attractions including the spectacular 100 metre drop of the Howick Falls. The nearby Midmar Dam provides a host of recreational opportunities, suited to family picnics and watersports alike.

There are a host of options as far as properties for sale or property to rent in Howick are concerned, including large family homes and sectional titles. View our portfolio of properties for sale in Howick below and find out more about this lovely suburb.

Explore Howick



Between the Karkloof Safari Spa, Madubula Safari and Zulu Parks and Wildlife Safaris, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors and see South Africa’s Big 5. Natural attractions such as the Howick Falls and Midmar Dam provide a wonderful excuse for a walk, picnic or adventure.

Dining out

Dining out

Featuring at least 20 well-reviewed restaurants, Howick has a surprising variety of taste and smells to choose from. From the traditional Dovehouse Farm Restaurant to the family-friendly Il Postino Pizzeria, there is plenty for your palette to discover.



Howick is popular with fishermen, specifically fly-fishermen, who travel far to find a perfect spot and snag a dream catch. The Karkloof Canopy Tours provide a fun way to get your adrenaline pumping and frequent fetes, farmer’s markets ensure there is always something on the go.



Howick is a culturally important town in South African history, with the Nelson Mandela Memorial Capture Site a monument of that significant event. The Zulu-lulu Art House frequently showcases talented artists and significant exhibitions for the area.

Living in Howick

Areas near to Howick

Hilton, Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg,


Howick Primary School and Howick High School are conveniently located within the town and the University of KwaZulu-Natal is situated in nearby Pietermaritzburg.


The area features 2 hospitals, the Howick Private Hospital and Midlands Umgeni Hospital. General and most specialist treatment is available nearby, but the close proximity of Durban is reassuring for Howick residents, knowing that their medical needs can be met there.


The town is well equipped with The Falls Shopping Centre, Fairways on Main Shopping Centre and a Pick n Pay. Numerous curio shops and galleries offer up a selection of trinkets, paintings and sculptures.


Via the M3, King Shaka International Airport is located in Durban, 100 kilometres away. Howick train station connects to both Johannesburg and Durban.


The retirement capital of KwaZulu-Natal is Howick. From a tiny village fringing the Midlands, it has become the choice of retirees from Pietermartizburg, Gauteng and other parts of South Africa in equal measure. Affordability, pricing, climate and country living are the drivers. Vaughan Armstrong, director of Logivest 9, the company which developed Amber Ridge, Amber Lakes and Amber Lee villages,part of the Greater Ambers retirement complex, says Howick began as a retirement destination in 1989 when Ian and Rob Taylor developed the 400-unit Amberfield Village. Amberglen and Amber Valley (completed by the Taylors' associate, Terry Aupais) followed. The last 30 units of Amber Lee are planned for this year. Hesse is developing St John's Village, a multigenerational,multiuse country-style estate. 'Its ideal for  families either in The Vineyards as one huge family unit in a larger home or separately with grandparents in The Arboretum or The Orchards and the younger family in The Vinyards," says Hesse. The Meadows will be released in April or May,focused on families with children. When it comes to retirement in KwaZulu-Natal the market is there and growing.

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