Howick, South Africa (map)
When traveling long term like we currently are there are definitely times when you don’t want to plan much in advance. We like to see where the tide takes us and go with the flow. After a couple of long days driving in the car across South Africa we found ourselves in the quaint small town of Howick.
To be perfectly honest we had never heard of Howick before, but once we arrived we knew we wanted to stay awhile. We were taken aback by the newly erected sculpture commemorating the 50 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s capture and arrest that actually took place in Howick. The sculpture “Release” is made up of 50 steel columns and the beams form an image of Nelson Mandela when viewed from the right position.
Also we had no idea that Howick is home to the 4th highest waterfall in South Africa. The Howick falls are a sight to see, but the thing we enjoyed most about Howick was its kind residents.
We found ourselves in a bind when it came to a place to stay and we ended up finding a gold mine in a family owned Bed & Breakfast called Country Lane.
Lynn and Richard Blyth, along with their daughter Caroline welcomed us like family. The grounds of the B&B are beautiful and we enjoyed bonding with their dog Bella since we of course miss our own dog from back home.
In the mornings for breakfast we enjoyed homecooked meals and top notch coffee. We have discovered while being on the road that a great cup of coffee should not be taken for granted!
We spent two restful and relaxing nights at Country Lane Bed & Breakfast and we were sad to say good-bye to such a wonderful B&B as well as to our new friends.
Disclaimer: We did receive a discount from Country Lane Bed & Breakfast. The opinions expressed here are all our own.