Victorian Charm & Modern Convenience
Our Hotels in Pietermaritzburg
Two of Pietermaritzburg’s favourite hotels set the standard in comfort, convenience and welcoming hospitality.
Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg embodies playful sophistication. Known as a punters’ paradise, this is the only destination in Africa that is part hotel, casino and racecourse. Each of the 96 rooms are fitted with excellent amenities, including data lines for laptops, a telephone and free WiFi. Throughout the rest of the hotel there is an atmosphere of luxury comfort with a variety of indulgent dining options, a beautiful swimming pool and modern amenities for business guests.
StayEasy Pietermaritzburg lives up to its name and offers accommodation that is both easy and affordable. The location is ideal, just 200m from the Liberty Midlands Mall, making it easy to find and hard to leave. The décor is simple yet trendy and the 127 bright and inviting rooms are comfortable and practical. Enjoy the complimentary WiFi, DStv, air-conditioning and 18-hour room service for a relaxed stay in Pietermaritzburg.
Discover a historical city at the foot of the Natal Midlands, a picturesque area of charming farms and rolling green hills that would not be out of place in the English countryside. The city is one of the most well-preserved Victorian cities in the world, making it a treasure hunt for history buffs. Take a city tour to get a taste of the significance of Pietermaritzburg in the history of South Africa.
Pietermaritzburg also offers great shopping at the Midlands Mall and a wealth of entertainment at the Golden Horse Casino. Nature lovers can explore the many nature reserves and open gardens in Pietermaritzburg. Spend the afternoon in the National Botanical Gardens, a Victorian garden home to beautiful flora and fauna; it’s a great spot for a picnic, a relaxed stroll or just to sit back in the shade of an old tree and read a good book.
Our Top Recommendations
- The Midlands Meander
Take a day to get lost and meander your way through this collection of arts, crafts, farm stalls, restaurants and delis. The full 80 kilometres drive will take you through picturesque countryside, rolling hills, fields and small woods.
- Howick Falls
This impressive water fall is just 24 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg. Enjoy a picnic with spectacular views after you’ve made the hour-long walk to the base of the falls.
- Natal Lion Park
About 25 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg, this wildlife park offers guests an exciting 1-hour game drive and the opportunity to see the lions being fed.
- Butterflies for Africa
Step into a fantasyland where butterflies flutter freely. This tropical butterfly centre has an impressive butterfly house where you can come into close contact with butterflies from around the globe.