Outdoor Activities in Pietermaritzburg

Outdoor activities in Pietermaritzburg are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Pietermaritzburg comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Pietermaritzburg and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Pietermaritzburg has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Pietermaritzburg.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Pietermaritzburg:

  1. #1 of 24 Outdoors Activities 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 24 Outdoors Activities 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 24 Outdoors Activities 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 24 Outdoors Activities in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 47 itineraries
    Comrades Marathon House

    Tags: Sport, Landmark, Historical Site, Race Track

    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 24 Outdoors Activities 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

  6. #6 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 70 itineraries
  7. #7 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 14 itineraries
    African Bird Of Prey Sanctuary Image
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    Tags: Park

    Address: Lion Park Road, Pietermaritzberg, 3730, South Africa

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
    Google Reviews
    Kristen Fourie

    Such a lovely experience! The birds are incredible. The place is well kept and awesome. Always feel bad for animals being enclosed in a cage, but most of these birds look happy and not too worried. Al...

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  8. #8 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 29 itineraries
    Butterflys For Africa Cc Image
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    Address: 37 Willowton Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa

    Timings: 10:30 am - 03:30 pm Details
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    Christine Hann

    Wonderful to walk amongst the butterflies. Staff so helpful. Held a hedgehog, saw a chinchilla. Lunch at the cafe excellent value. Good food.

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  9. #9 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Pietermaritzburg
    - Used in 23 itineraries
    Ezemvelo Kzn Wildlife Image
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    Tags: Park

    Address: Peter Brown Dr, Pietermaritzburg, 3202, South Africa

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
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    Natasha Moodley

    Decent family park with good wildlife. Fun trail walk. Downside toilet facilities needs upgrades as well as unpaved road. Overall experience good.

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