Pietermaritzburg nestles sleepily below the massive Town Hill which rises up to the Midlands. It has a fascinating history and is also an old university town.
On the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg there is a raptor rehabilitation and breeding centre which has a wonderful demonstration of the incredible skills of these birds.
This multi-cultural South African city is easy and safe to explore on foot. Find out about Ghandi and see his statue and the beautiful City Hall. It is the former seat of power for both the short lived Boer Republic and then the capital in Natal under the British. There are some good Victorian buildings left. The museum is a good place to visit for San Rock Art and pre-history.
There is a good tie dye artist and there are some exceptional art studios to visit, including the current Head of Fine Art at the University. Our selection of artists include abstract painters and others cover township life, landscape and wildlife work. The quality of what you will see is exceptional. The Tatham Art Gallery is one of the best in the country as well as being a beautiful building.
There are a couple of great places to eat including a cookery school restaurant.
Victoria Country Club is great for golfing and there are MTB and trail running routes with panoramic views. We include some great places to take a walk.
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