Pietermaritzburg Accommodation

Pietermaritzburg is a small city located approximately 80 kilometres from Durban in KwaZulu Natal. Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg is therefore convenient as well as pretty. The town is known as 'the last outpost of the British empire' and this is evidenced in the pretty architecture dotted around town. Maritzburg, as it's affectionately known, is regionally important as it produces aluminium, timber and dairy. It is also the home of the annual Dusi Canoe Marathon and every second year provides the start line for the Comrades Marathon.

From a tourist's perspective, Pietermaritzburg is a great place to park off. It has a mild climate, with summer rainfall and cool, dry winters. It is the gateway to the Natal Midlands and as such is surrounded by forested hills and rolling countryside.

Pietermaritzburg's main attraction is its position. Its proximity to Durban makes it a convenient while the midlands provide endless opportunities to lose yourself in holiday mode. The Midlands Meander, a dedicated tourist route, is the most notable attraction in the region. It was the first of its kind in South Africa and can still be touted as one of SA's best arts and crafts routes.

Covering 80 kilometres in total, the Midlands Meander takes one through numerous quaint towns close to Pietermaritzburg and gives visitors the opportunity to pop into the studios and little shops of metalworkers, weavers, potters and many more. Furthermore, there is more than one highly acclaimed restaurant in the region!

Activities in and around Pietermaritzburg include The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary - a conservation effort to rehabilitate and/or breed some of the area's rare raptor species, the Tatham Art Gallery, Butterflies for Africa - where guests can enter the enclosed 'garden' and view a boggling array of brightly-coloured butterflies and for Comrades runners, a visit to the 'Comrades House' museum not only serves as an example of a preserved architectural style, but provides an interesting history of the race.

For the more adventurous, there is lots of hiking and mountain-biking to be had in the surrounding hills and canopy tours are offered at the Karkloof Indigenous Forest (the 2nd largest indigenous forest in South Africa). The Midmar Dam is a prime spot for water sports as well as fishing and picnicking.

Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg is comfy, often quaint and as you can see, with so much to do you are unlikely to get bored easily!

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isiKhoma-khoma
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isiKhoma- khoma is situated in the quaint town of Hilton, just outside of Pietermaritzburg. we have 1 SEMI FURNISHED GARDEN COTTAGE TO RENT IN HILTON A Lovely one bedroom garden unit The garden c... More Info

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The Knoll Guest Farm
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The Knoll Guest House and budget accommodation is situated at the gateway of the Midlands Meander close to Pietermaritzburg. Knoll Guest House offers travelers comfortable accommodation on their beau... More Info

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Abbots Cove
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We have 10 en-suite bedrooms with their own private entrances and with tea/coffee making facilities. Our rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished, DSTV and the Sports Channel are included. A ful... More Info

Caribe Caribe lodge
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Situated in a tranquil, tree-filled garden adjacent to Pietermaritzburg's famous Botanical Gardens,tropical trees and bush surround the house creating an interesting ambience with a strong Caribbean f... More Info

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Fourwinds Courtyard
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Fourwinds is probably the oldest farm house built on the largest piece of flat land in Winterskloof, five minutes from Hilton and has been the family home of Dennis & Jill Bailey-Edkins and their thre... More Info

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Tancredi is a beautifully restored upmarket Victorian home with 5 bedrooms en-suite. Situated in the suburb of Scottsville it is well located for all amenities and events in and around Pietermaritzbu... More Info

Mattsrest B&B
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Matt's Rest B&B opened its doors in "2012" and is owned and run by Grant and Rita Urquhart, You can look forward to a Warm Welcome & Superb Hospitality, Which will make your stay with us comfortable a... More Info

Ekukhanyeni Farm House
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We are situated on a working sugarcane farm a mere 15 min drive from the from the Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Mall and St Charles and St Johns Schools. Our property can host up to 16 people and is idea... More Info

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Valley Vista Lodge is an up market guesthouse situated in a leafy suburb close to the Pietermaritzburg CBD (approximately 3 kms) and with stunning views over the city and surrounding areas. There is e... More Info

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A beautifully appointed garden flat with full kitchen and en-suite bathroom (shower, basin, toilet) in the leafy-green and upmarket suburb of Wembley, on the North side of Pietermaritzburg, less than ... More Info

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Pietermaritzburg Reviews

Scottsville
Good
- Mark Patern Kaonga

Hilton
Great. Nice place to stay.
- Riyaz Karodia

Scottsville
I felt safe and it was close to my function.
- Rosmin Vice

Hilton
beautiful place, friendly people
- Tresha Rampersad

Claridge
Lovely area
- Lindi Hilliar