KwaZulu-Natal
Pietermaritzburg
Recommended
Pietermaritzburg The Essential
Recommended
Pietermaritzburg, the parliamentary capital of KwaZulu-Natal, should be explored on foot. Its colonial buildings, museums and Indian quarter reveal fragments of its past. Once part of Zulu territory, Pietermaritzburg became the capital of the Republic of Natalia after the Boers' Blood River victory in 1838. But in 1843 the English took the town in hand, endowing it with sizable Victorian buildings. The story of the city's development wouldn't be complete without that of the 19C Indian immigrants who came to work in the sugarcane industry.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg City Hall
Pietermaritzburg City Hall
City Hall stands on the corner of Chief
30 minutes
Tatham Art Gallery
Tatham Art Gallery
The Old Supreme Court houses one of the
120 minutes
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
KwaZulu-Natal Museum
The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is the largest
120 minutes
Msunduzi Museum / Voortrekker Complex
Msunduzi Museum / Voortrekker Complex
Exhibitions at the Msunduzi Museum
90 minutes