Best Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Whether you're visiting Pietermaritzburg for a few days or are a localite, Pietermaritzburg is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Pietermaritzburg. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Pietermaritzburg. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Pietermaritzburg. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Pietermaritzburg keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Pietermaritzburg listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Pietermaritzburg which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Pietermaritzburg will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Pietermaritzburg recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Pietermaritzburg

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Pietermaritzburg that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 59 itineraries
    Tala Privated Game Reserve

    Tags: Off Beaten Path, Wildlife Sanctuary , Picnic Spot, Nature

    Address: Tala Valley Pietermaritzburg Midlands KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is evidently one of the largest game reserves of South Africa. Spread over a huge area, it is an ideal place for nature lovers and for picnic parties. This is also a perfect place for bird watchi...Read more

  2. #2 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 50 itineraries
    Kwazulu-natal Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Nature, Green House

    Address: 2 Zwartkop Rd, Pietermaritzburg 3208, South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This garden is spread over a large area and you can enjoy the beauty of nature to the fullest. The place is inspired from the Victorian era, as evident from the abundance of the trees and plants of th...Read more

  3. #3 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 48 itineraries
    Butterflies For Africa

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Garden, Walking Area

    Address: 37 Willowton Rd, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This place is home to a wide range of tropical butterflies. As you enter this place, you will find yourself walking amidst the butterflies in a lush green surrounding. Apart from butterflies, there ar...Read more

  4. #4 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 47 itineraries
    Comrades Marathon House

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Race Track, Specialty Museum

    Address: Pietermaritzberg, South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Comrades Marathon is one of the oldest and largest marathons of South Africa. While the marathon destination changes regularly, it is usually held between the cities of Pietermaritzberg and Durban...Read more

  5. #5 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 49 itineraries
    Voortrekker Museum

    Address: 351 Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This building is inspired from the Church of the Vow and was built in the early part of the 19th century. The museum houses objects relating to the legend of the bargain of the Voortrekkers with the G...Read more

  6. #6 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 21 itineraries
    Bisley Valley Nature Reserve Image
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    Tags: Nature, Ecological Reserve

    Address: Bisley Rd, Westgate, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa

    Bisley Valley Nature Reserve is a beautiful spot for picnicking and bird-spotting. The valley is 350 hectares of grassland and thornveld. There is no entrance fee required for the site. The site is go...Read more

  7. #7 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 66 itineraries
  8. #8 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 13 itineraries
    Protea Hotel Hilton Image
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    Timings: 24-hrs Details
    Google Reviews
    Merley Baasden

    What a beautiful hotel. The stay was way too short. The staff are so friendly and professional. I highly recommend a stopover. Protea hotel keep it up. You are always my first choice when traveling. R...

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  9. #9 of 29 Things To Do in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 70 itineraries