Pietermaritzburg is a historical city located in the KwaZulu Natal Province. When visiting, tourists will see the remnants of its history in the wonderful architecture along with green and brown tree lined streets. Some famous landmarks are the City Hall and the brilliant Tatham Art Gallery.
The city is synonymous with the annual Comrades Marathon and Dusi Canoe Marathon. These two races have been part of Pietermaritzburg’s history for many years drawing crowds from all over the world. Another popular annual event is the Midmar Mile swim which takes place at the large Midmar Dam just outside of the city.
Maritzburg, as it is fondly called by locals, can be used as a base from which to explore the magical Natal Midlands Meander. A beautiful road trip amongst rolling hills and open fields, exploring the small towns and villages surrounding the area. It is also the gateway to the Drakensberg.
There is no shortage of things to do and see in Pietermaritzburg, some of which are detailed below. For more information and an up-to-date events list, see our events section of the Directory.
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