An abode of Voortrekkers and named after their leaders, Piet Retief and Gerrit Maritz, Pietermaritzburg was soon turned into a Victorian town by the British, reflected even today in the architecture and the layout of the town.
Now, capital of Kwazulu-Natal, it is home to some of the most beautiful attractions in the City and surroundings – City Hall, Tatham Art Gallery and Pietermaritzburg railway station, also the spot where Gandhi became a victim of racial discrimination!
Pietermaritzburg serves as a perfect base to explore Midlands. Stock up on the supplies, medicines and other necessities and find a good accommodation to rest and relax before proceeding on your journey to Midlands. Enjoy water sports at the Midmar Dam or explore the scenic surroundings through horse-riding, trekking and biking. Inspire the artist in you at numerous art studios, get your camera rolling at flower and herb gardens and weavers, sample some of the best home-made cheese and cater to your spiritual side at Buddhist Retreat Centre – one of the top 10 meditation sites in the world!
Visit Pietermaritzburg tourism office for maps and brochures. You can also get information about accommodation and transportation facilities