Mount Park Guest Farm  Verified Listing

Howick KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
Based on 12 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 29 June 2015

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Full Kitchen
Bath towels
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Child friendly
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

The diverse combination of grasslands, indigenous forest and flowing streams provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The 120 hectare working farm has close to 30 hectares of natural forest. There is an amazing variety of bird life and mammals. You may be lucky enough to hear the very rare Tree Hyrax, with its distinctive cry, on a warm night.

There are 7 hiking trails marked out on the farm. These range from easy to advanced, and meander through the indigenous forests of the KZN Midlands, past trickling waterfalls and even up to the top of the iNhlosane.

We also have a variety of activities available for the whole family, from fly fishing and canoeing on our dam, to exploring the arts and crafts of the Midlands Meander.

Many other activities are available in the surrounding Natal Midlands, such as the exciting Karkloof Canopy Tours, visiting Howick Falls, visiting the Nelson Mandela Capture Site and the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve, as well as horse riding and paintball.

Accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis, in comfortable cottages, cabins and a century old farmhouse. Linen and towels are supplied for all the units. Camping facilities are also available in a beautiful camping ground, some with electrical points.

In Room Facilities:

DSTV available (movie-, sport channels, SABC 1, 2, 3, E-TV and KykNet)

Area Information:

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 (see the Nelson Mandela Capture Site), and most visited because of the Howick falls.

The little village of Howick - a great place to find antiques, arts and crafts, and part of the Midlands Meander - was named after Earl Grey, the British Colonial Secretary who started out in life as the Viscount Howick. It remains fundamentally a farming town that supplies the number of farms in the area, and people pass through here on their way to the interior or to Midmar Dam, just 7 kilometres away.

Howick Falls is a 100 metre cascade of water, practically in the centre of town. The falls were known by the Zulus as KwaNogqaza - place of the tall one - and first seen by European travellers on their way to trade from the coast in the early 19th century. You can arrange to abseil alongside the falls down the gorge and into the pool, if youâ??re in an adventurous frame of mind, and if not, there is a safer alternative from a viewing platform above the falls that is close to the car park.

For those opting for bit of a walk, there is a steep but safe trail that descends to the river bed. The view from here is utterly breathtaking, but the return climb more than a little vertical. Fly-fishing is a popular pastime, and dams and streams in the area are brimming with trout. Mountain bike fundis can enjoy the hills in and around town and horse trails, produced by the local polo clubs, cross the countryside.

Property Facilities:

* Braai
* Working Farm

At Mount Park Guest Farm:
* Small trout dam for trout fishing and swimming.
* Hiking
* Bird watching
* Volley Ball

In the Dargle Valley:
* Dargle Valley Market
* Pizzas at Il Postino
* Visit HorsePlay

In the Natal Midlands:
* Visit Howick Falls
* Visit Fort Nottingham Museum
* Explore Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve
* Karkloof Canopy Tours


* Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve
* Howick Falls
* Midlands Meander
* Nelson Mandela Capture Site
* Sakabula Golf Club


Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Camp, Guest Farm
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Farzana Ahmed
02 October 2019

Wonderful peaceful place. Accommodation was adequate. Friendly, helpful staff. Was further than expected but worth the drive.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Candice Auby
15 May 2019

We camped here for 2 nights. The place was beautiful and tranquil, I especially enjoyed the bird life. The hiking trails were lovely and varied.

Superb. 5 out of 5
30 April 2019

This is Heaven on earth.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Nicole Robb
11 February 2019

Our accommodation - the glampervan was basic but well equipped, but the service was 5 star! The staff go out of their way to make sure we are looked after. To reopening their kitchen and restaurant to make us food on our late arrival just for us to being brought tea and delicious shortbread in our camper van with lots of friendly stories. It was home away from home. We are just sad we didn’t stay long enough .

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bridget Wise
07 January 2019

Mount Park Guest Farm is a friendly family getaway with cabins and camp sites situated in a well-kept park-like garden, with lots to do: short walks through beautiful indigenous forest, paddling about the dam, volleyball, table tennis, croquet, and board games for wet weather.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cynthia Dibben
22 October 2018

Wonderful homely stay in beautiful surroundings. I strongly recommend a visit to this awesome family resort.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Feroza Mohamed
02 October 2018

This was my 1st holiday on a farm guest resort best experience ever. The cottage was so cosy linen were clean and smelt fresh. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Host was always ready to assist. Will definitely visit again and recommend to family and friends.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
06 April 2018

A beautiful, safe and child friendly venue. Hosts Sally and Ian are so welcoming and accommodating. Lunch was arranged on our arrival and delivered to our cottage. Dinner could be pre-ordered and was delicious. Our cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. The highlight for the kids was the dam, as well as the the bunnies who pop up here and there! Will definitely be back!

Daryl W
20 February 2018

Another great weekend had at Mount Park. This time staying in gypsy caravan cabin. Well furnished, spacious, and comes fully equipped!
The trails on the mountain are in good shape and we found the various streams' cascades and water falls spectacular! Thank you Ian and Sally for your hospitality!

Talitha Hamilton
09 December 2017

What an absolutely lovely stay, albeit very short. Met by Robson on arrival, we were welcomed warmly. The honesty box outside the office is such a special touch. The old rustic farm house is beautiful, filled with so much positive energy. Sitting next to the trout dam, we were entertained by bunnies, ponies and goats. The antique furniture, stunning soft furnishings and well equipped kitchen was a breath of fresh air. Our night was rainy and windy, giving us the perfect opportunity to have a log fire in the gorgeous fireplace.
Ample hot water, enough toilet and bathroom facilities. Great breakfast in the restaurant, with our hostess sharing some history of the farm. Our stay ended with a hug to the majestic lady oak tree.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to make some memories in your beautiful farm house.
Will definitely be back

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
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Howick Reviews

Sue McAlpine
20 February 2020

Midmar dam, Nelson Mandela capture site, stunning restaurants and shops.

Superb. 5 out of 5
02 January 2019

Pleasant little country village to stop in and see the Howick falls.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Meryl Wyllie
18 December 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at the Farmer's Daughter restaurant... dog friendly too.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Tsepo Moshoeshoe
10 September 2018

Snow, the area, horse play, the lakes.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Percy liphaphang
27 August 2018

The atmosphere and the people were friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Harry Wise
26 July 2018

It is a Pensioners haven. Thought I was in a colossal retirement home. Very nice and everyone is friendly.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5