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GPS: S 29°32.544', E 29°57.592'

By Car From Johannesburg

  • Follow the N3 Highway towards Durban.
  • 36.5km after the Mooi River Toll Plaza, take the Howick North/Tweedie offramp (Exit 107).
  • Turn right and cross the bridge over the N3.
  • Follow the road for 1.5km until you reach a T-junction.
  • Turn right onto the R103 towards Lions River.
  • Follow the R103 for 5km, then turn left at the Dargle/Impendle sign.
  • Follow the Dargle/Impendle road for 23km. The last 6km is untarred.
  • Turn left onto District Road 132 at the Boston sign.
  • Follow the road for 4km until you reach Bumpkins Backpackers on the right.

By Car From Durban

  • Follow the N3 Highway towards Pietermaritzburg.
  • 26km after the Pietermaritzburg, take the Howick North/Tweedie offramp (Exit 107).
  • Turn left.
  • Follow the road for 1.25km until you reach a T-junction.
  • Turn right onto the R103 towards Lions River.
  • Follow the R103 for 5km, then turn left at the Dargle/Impendle sign.
  • Follow the Dargle/Impendle road for 23km. The last 6km is untarred.
  • Turn left onto District Road 132 at the Boston sign.
  • Follow the road for 4km until you reach Bumpkins Backpackers on the right.

By Mainline Bus or Bazbus

Book a mainline bus ticket to Howick - the bus will drop you at Howick Falls. If you're coming by Bazbus, ask the driver to drop you at Howick Falls. Then phone us and we'll come and pick you up. The cost of the shuttle is R50. While you're waiting, we suggest going to the Red Tap for a drink or a bite to eat - see the map below. If you're self-catering and need to shop for groceries, we'll stop at a supermarket on the way to Bumpkins Backpackers.

Howick map

By Taxi from Durban

1. Make your way to the corner of Johannes Nkosi and Dr Yusuf Dadoo Streets, GPS: -29.852967, 31.016366. We recommend catching a metered taxi to take you there, however if you're walking the safest way to get there is to start at The Workshop shopping centre and walk north along Samora Machel Drive. The second road you reach, running west to east, is Johannes Nkosi Street. Cross to the northern side of it and head west (away from the beachfront) until you see the KFC outlet on the corner of Johannes Nkosi and Dr Yusuf Dadoo Streets, then ask for a taxi to Pietermaritzburg. The cost is around ZAR55.

2. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Howick Taxi Rank, the first rank as you leave the highway to head into Pietermaritzburg. GPS: -29.589988, 30.392122. At the rank, ask for the taxi to Howick. The cost is around ZAR17.

3. When you reach Howick, take a short walk towards the town centre, cross Main Road outside the Standard Bank and find The Red Tap Pub & Grill. Phone us and we'll come and pick you up. The cost of the shuttle is R50. If you're self-catering and need to shop for groceries, we'll stop at a supermarket on the way to Bumpkins Backpackers.

Durban map: taxis to Pietermaritzburg
Durban map: taxis to Pietermaritzburg closeup
Streetview - Durban to Pietermaritzburg taxis

1. The Durban to Pietermaritzburg taxis are at the corner of Johannes Nkosi Street and Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street, outside the KFC shop. GPS: -29.852967, 31.016366.

Map: Pietermaritzburg to Howick taxi rank

2. The Pietermaritzburg to Howick taxi rank is in Church Street, just after the turnoff from the N3 highway. GPS: -29.589988, 30.392122. The taxi driver will know where it is.

Map: Howick taxi rank

3. Take a short walk from the Howick taxi rank to The Red Tap, then phone us to pick you up.

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