Known as the place of many waterfalls, owing to the many tributaries of the uMngeni River that tumble down gorges and over sharp inclines on their way to the Indian Ocean, Howick is possibly best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was arrested in August 1962 and most visited because of the Howick falls.

Hebron Haven Hotel
Hebron Haven Hotel was developed around the concept of providing accommodation to travelling people and this lead to additional rooms being built as the demand increased. Later, with the development of Michaelhouse and Hilton, there was great demand for accommodation during
sporting events and on weekends when parents came to visit the boys. Earlier years saw Hebron as a working farm and the home of the Lions River Polo Club. Guest farms as getaway destinations were also at a time very popular. As business improved so more rooms were needed and old storerooms and outbuildings were converted into rooms as these amenities were moved further from the public view. This has given rise to the Old English feel of Hebron Haven where every room has its own
character. Unfortunately this is a bit of a builder’s nightmare with no uniformity in design, shape or structure. Doors and windows were fitted as they were available, with very little matching the next building.This however gives Hebron its own charm and uniqueness.

There is a continuous programme of refurbishment in the rooms as well as on the property. The rooms are tastefully decorated with soft furnishings that further enhance the Old English atmosphere and provide a comfortable night's sleep, and reservations are sometimes made up to a year in advance to secure accommodation.

The main building features a very comfortable lounge to relax in, read a book, chat with friends, or just enjoy the ambiance of the country in front of the fireplace. The King and Riddle pub is a firm favourite with the locals, and offers an almost tangible atmosphere perhaps remnant of the elation of previous wins by the Natal Sharks. Sporting events, locals’ night on Thursdays, and Sunday lunches fill the pub to capacity, adding to the spirit of the King and Riddle.

Hebron Haven is child friendly and family orientated, offering 33 en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 96 guests. Rooms may be double, twin or family size, sleeping from two to five in a room.
Old Halliwell Country Inn Hotel
Built in the 1830’s and set on 250 acres of rolling lawns and forests overlooking the Karkloof Valley, Old Halliwell captures the charms and traditions of a more gracious age. Originally built as a fortified farmhouse, the main building now houses a library, games room, lounge, cosy bar and cigar lounge with a wrap-around patio and the Lemon and Lavender restaurant for all your culinary needs.

There are 15 large private en-suite bedrooms leading onto the garden with heated towel rails, DStv, tea and coffee-making facilities, open fireplaces and scenic views from their patios.
The Halliwell Hall has the capacity for up to 260 guests for weddings or 360 guests for conferencing, but can be partitioned for smaller groups. Smithy’s Chapel seats 120 guests with a poolside gazebo, horse and carriage hire and photographic gardens. Old Halliwell is ideal for any celebration. Enhancing the landscape is the Old Halliwell rest home for horses, where loving
owners have sent their fine steeds to while away their golden years in lush green pastures in the heart of the Midlands. The magnificent Midlands consist of golf courses, trout fishing opportunities, winding rivers, spectacular waterfalls, wild flowers and brilliant bird life.
Explore the Midlands Meander with its many art galleries, restaurants and craft shops.


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