Howick is a town, situated in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. The town is at 1050 m/3444 ft above sea level, and at about 88 km/54 mi from the port city of Durban. The city enjoys warm summers and cool dry winters. A snappy chill descends upon Howick when snow falls on the nearby Drakensberg. The town is located on the N3 freeway, connecting it with the rest of South Africa.
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Rock Climbing in La Grotte de Peillon, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France
At about 1.6 km /1 mi before the village of Peille, within approximately 30 minutes from Nice, there lies Peille La Grotte, a rock climbing heaven. Cave Peillon is one of the most beautiful sites in the region, both for the quality of the routes and for the frame.
You can climb almost all year, except on July and August. Lanes to the right of ‘La violence et le sacre’ are in the sun all day and the way into the cave goes in the shade by mid-morning. At this climbing combo, you will find 38 routes where the difficulty level varies from 6b to 8c. The beginning of Via Ferrata is at the village of Peille.
The first gateway is a canopy that leads you deeper in the forest in order to find the first climb. The first part is kind of steep but the view of the village when you exit it is rewarding. When you exit the cave, a thread can move easily. After that, the next part is frankly stiff, creating a dramatic atmosphere.
Next you will meet a Monkey Bridge that will bring you to the next and final level, where you can go down a part of the mountain with a nice zip. It is an amazing experience that combines rock climbing and canopying with zip lining, so if you are an adventure enthusiast, this is the route for you.