Set in a sheltered hollow, bordered by the Karkloof Hills to the north, Midmar Dam to the south and the Dargle to the west, Amberglen Retirement Village enjoys a rural outlook, yet is only a kilometre and a half from the town of Howick.
The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is reputed to enjoy one of the healthiest climates in South Africa. Howick Falls and the Mandela Capture Site are local tourist attractions. The mountain resorts of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensburg World Heritage Site are within easy reach. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city, is half-an-hour down the N3 freeway, and the Dolphin Coast is about an hour’s drive further on. The Midlands Meander provides art and craft centres to visit, as well as farmers’ markets and restaurants for an enjoyable drive out with family and visitors. The renowned wild life reserves and historic battlefields are popular with tour companies.
Howick town has numerous medical and care facilities. There is a recently extended private hospital. Private health professionals, such as physiotherapists, optometrists, hearing specialists and dental surgeons have consulting rooms. A local pharmacy delivers medical prescriptions to Amberglen. Alternative dietary specialists and health shops have become established. Investment, tax accounting and insurance advisers give personal attention to retired people. Supermarkets, garden centres and hardware shops complement small businesses to give the kind of personal service appreciated by older people. There are golf, bowls and tennis clubs in the town as well as a sailing club on Midmar Dam. Visit the Howick Village website for more information about the services available in Howick.