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 Sabre Peak, Darren Mountains, Southland New Zealand
It is the perfect destination for rock climbing lovers, offering a total number of 37 routes. The rock is granite with many natural lines, climbs and technical difficulties.
There is also the possibility of abseiling down the East Ridge. When you get to the top, the magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys will definitely reward you! Experience the ultimate adventure and feel the thrill of climbing using metal rungs, learn how to handle the ropes and dedicate your mind and body 100%. Grades: 16-18.
Note: The closest form of “civilization” to Darren mountains is a small town called Te Anau, situated on the border of Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Te Anau is the perfect place to start your journey, since it hosts several hotels and restaurants.