KwaZulu-Natal has the best of everything, from the laid-back coastal life to the charming country lifestyle. Howick is situated just outside of Pietermaritzburg, this country village boasts waterfalls, natural surrounds and historic little stop offs. It’s also easily accessible to the Midlands Meander, which leads to kilometres of restaurants, hotels and B&Bs, as well as quirky craft shops.
Howick is known as the retirement capital for KZN. There are a range of developments that offer a secure, active lifestyle for retirees. Answering to the needs of retirees, estates within this area have catered for care centres to be onsite, to offer home-based care, pet-friendly living, as well as social hubs for residents to engage with one another and have a close-knit community on hand.
Despite the fact that Howick does attract a more mature market, it also has become a first choice for families wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and provide a wholesome lifestyle for their children. In many cases, families include multi-generational members from parents, grandparents to children.
Next time you are travelling to KwaZulu-Natal, passing through the Midlands, take an amble through Howick, where you will find a charming country-style lifestyle on offer for all.