Pietermaritzburg nestles sleepily below the massive Town Hill which leads to Hilton and the start of the Midlands. It has an interesting history and this very multi-cultural South African city, is easy and safe to explore on foot. Find out about Ghandi and see his statue and the City Hall. It is an old University town and 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 good for pre-history.
Our crafters include a craft project training and selling for rural crafters, ceramicists, a silver jeweller, superb leather work, mosaic artists, weavers, cheese makers, craft brewers and a very special vineyard. The artists have a wonderful variety of styles. Subjects range from township life, to abstract, to wildlife and dot paintings. The quality of what you will see is exceptional. One of the artists is the current Head of Fine Art at the University another is a photographer. The galleries are well worthwhile as well.
One of the highlights of this saunter are the artisanal food stops. There are a couple of great places to eat including a cookery school restaurant.
There is a lovely country club for golfers, MTB and trail running routes with panoramic views.