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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
No smoking
Parking on Premises
Bath towels
Dining Area

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.

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

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.

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

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

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Property Type Camp, Cottage, Guest Farm

Time of arrival and departure:
Check in: 13:00 - 17:00
Check out: 11:00
Deposit policy:
50% within 24 hours confirming the booking. Balance 7 days before arrival. One night bookings 100% payment within 24 hours to confirm booking.
The time of arrival and departure will be quoted on the confirmation document. Please ensure that you comply with these times. Should you be unable to adhere to these times, please contact the office in order to make alternative arrangements. Later departure times can be arranged if no booking exists for the occupied unit. Please contact Management in this regard.
House rules:
Firewood will only be provided for fireplaces (if it is cold) and firewood containers are refilled daily. Please procure your own wood for braai or bbq. The making of fires is only permitted in the appropriate areas / facilities.
No loud music or noise will be permitted. All guests deserve a decent and peaceful rest and respect for other guest's privacy is appreciated. Exceptions to the above mentioned rule will only be considered if the complete establishment has been booked as part of a group or function booking.
No dogs / pets allowed.
No smoking allowed in units.

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Check-out before 10:00 AM
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About the Host Date Joined: 29 June 2015


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, ... Show more
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
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. ... Show more
Superb. 5 out of 5

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Howick Reviews

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