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Attractions In and Around Pietermaritzburg.

Discover The Natal Midlands

With an enviable location guests of our 4 star Pietermaritzburg hotel are close to some of the finest attractions in KwaZulu Natal.

The Golden Horse Casino and Scottsville Race Course both offer the excitement of gaming at its best, while for those who prefer sporting pursuits, the Pietermaritzburg Country Club offers a golf course and several other sporting facilities.

The hotel itself is situated at the start of the Midlands Meander – an exploration route famed for its art, heritage, culture and food, all showcased in an idyllic country setting.

Find out more about our recommendations for some of the best attractions in and around Pietermaritzburg and the Natal Midlands.

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Nelson Mandela Capture site R103, South Africa +27 33 330 8195

The temporary exhibition, hosted in the converted shed, tells a story of Nelson Mandela’s journey through life and how he built a new nation from within a conflicted South Africa.

Golden Horse Casino 45 New England Road, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa +27 33 395 8136

The Golden Horse is a vibrant entertainment venue situated in the Capital City, Pietermaritzburg with easy access to the N3 and 5 minutes from the Pietermaritzburg airport.

Victoria Country Club Peter Brown Dr, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 +27 33 347 1942

This historical club offers golfing, conference, dining, accommodation and sporting facilities.

Nambiti Private Game Reserve Uthukela DC +27 36 631 9026

Nambiti Private Game Reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 22 000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith.

Natal Museum 237 Jabu Ndlovu St, Pietermaritzburg +27 33 3451404

KwaZulu-Natal Museum ranks among the top National Museums in South Africa's, a cultural and natural history museum renowned for its unique collections.

Phezulu Safari Park Old Main Road • Bothas Hill Durban • KwaZulu-Natal +27 31 777 1000

Phezulu Safari Park is an exciting tourism venue, situated in Botha’s Hill, only 35 km’s from central Durban. This picturesque park has magnificent views of the world-famous Valley of a 1000 Hills.

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World 20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, 4001 +27 31 328 3000

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated at the northern end of Durban's Golden Mile, adjacent to the Kings Park Sporting Precinct. Besides the casino, the complex houses many restaurants, a beach bar, cinemas and its own semi-private beach, which was rated as one of the top 3 beaches in South Africa.

Blackrock Casino 100 Allen St, Newcastle, 2940 +27 34 328 1777

Blackrock Casino is nestled in the heart of the Battlefields en route from Durban to Johannesburg. Our contemporary style complex can be easily found just off the N11 outside of Newcastle.

King Shaka International Airport King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405, South Africa +27 32 436 6758

King Shaka International Airport, abbreviated KSIA, is the primary airport serving Durban, South Africa.

Harry Gwala Stadium 4 Alexandra Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 +27 82 846 6442

A multi-use stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Premier Soccer League club Maritzburg United

Midlands Mall Sanctuary Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 +27 33 341 9570

The jewel of Pietermaritzburg, Liberty Midlands Mall echoes the lifestyle offerings of the Zulu Kingdom, with its unique design influenced by indigenous African culture.

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital 323 Umhlanga Rocks Drive Umhlanga Durban 432 + 27 31 560 5500

Netcare Umhlanga Hospital's state of the art facilities are complimented by a team of dedicated specialist, outstanding nursing care and amongst the most sophisticated equipment anywhere in the world.

Francis Farewell Square Farewell Square Farewell Rd Durban 4001 +27 31 304 4934

This historic square in the middle of Durban is the spot where the city originated as a tiny settlement of itinerant traders and hunters in the early 19th century.

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Gate 2, Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe, South Africa +27 31 539 5330

World class facilities with the ability to cater for varying group sizes in the different function rooms available.

Oval International Education 218 Hoosen Haffejee St, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 +27 33 345 2984

Oval International is one of South Africa's foremost independent higher education institutions, advised upon by an International Advisory Board made up of esteemed academicians from several renowned Universities on the African and Asian Continent, and corporate CEOs from business and industry.

Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg 90 Payn Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 +27 33 845 3700

Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg is set in a serene, indigenous garden on the banks of the Umzunduzi River

Pietermaritzburg Airport 15 Markham Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa +27 33 386 9577

Pietermaritzburg Airport is an airport, formally known as ORIBI Airport, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The airport serves the city of Pietermaritzburg and surrounds as well as the outer west suburbs of Durban.

Umhlanga Main Beach 22 Lagoon Dr, Umhlanga, 4320, South Africa

This beach has been awarded with a blue flag for its clear water and surroundings. It is suitable for kids, too.

Oval Cricket Grounds Oval Cricket Grounds, Pietermartizburg

City Oval is a multi-purpose stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches and hosted two matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

Victoria Spice Market 151/155 Victoria Street, Durban, 4037 031 306 4021

Venture down to the Victoria Street Market on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets in Durban Central and step into a sensory Afro-Indian world.

Maritzburg Golf Club New England Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa +27 33 396 2356

The Maritzburg Golf Club is an eighteen-hole local favourite set on the border of Pietermaritzburg with its back to the beloved rolling hills of green.

Virginia Airport Virginia Airport (VIR), Airport Street, Durban North, 4051, South Africa +27 31 563 7101

Virginia Airport is an airport serving Durban, the largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This general aviation airport is located 10 kilometres north of Durban.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban, 4319 +27 31 514 0500

Gateway offers fashin, fun variety and entertainment for the upmarket shopper. A place where you can leave your troubles behind.

Natal Canoe Club Camps Drift Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa +27 33 342 1528

The home of the famous Dusi canoe marathon, NCC is based at Camps Drift in the centre of Pietermaritzburg and is host to a thriving canoeing community

1000 Hills Tourism 47 Old Main Rd Durban +27 31 777 1874

The breathtaking Valley of a Thousand Hills is an exciting component of Durban and South Africa's province of KwaZulu-Natal - the Kingdom of the Zulu.

The Magic Company - Suncoast Casino 20 Battery Beach Rd, Durban, 4025, South Africa +27 31 337 5486

Entertainment for the whole family.

Durban North Beach North Beach, Durban South Africa

North Beach is one of the beaches of Durban, South Africa. It is situated north of the harbour and bluff, in between Bay of Plenty and Dairy Beach on Durban's Golden Mile.

South Beach O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4056

South Beach lies to the south of central Durban, midway between North Beach and Ushaka Marine World on the beach front of the city.

Gold Circle Scottsville Racecourse 56 New England Rd, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa +27 33 345 3405

Scottsville Racecourse is situated in Pietermaritzburg, the Capital of KwaZulu-Natal and is a pleasant, scenic and easy 50 minute drive from Durban.

Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg
45 New England Road, Kwazulu-Natal, 3209, ZAF
Phone: +27 33 395 8500