Travelling towards Pietermaritzburg there is a crafter who tie dyes, a glass artist who makes glass decorated cutlery, a raptor rehabilitation and breeding stop and a delightful butterfly centre.
Pietermaritzburg nestles below the massive Town Hill which leads to Hilton. 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.