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Ascot Inn
Ascot Inn
7.9 Good
210 Woodhouse Road, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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1.4 mi from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
GoodBased on 386 reviews
7.9

Ascot Inn Pietermaritzburg provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Pietermaritzburg. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and room service.

The Musafer Travel Lodge
The Musafer Travel Lodge
7.7 Good
16 Zeederberg Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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1.8 mi from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
GoodBased on 205 reviews
7.7

The Musafer Travel Lodge provides a comfortable setting while in Pietermaritzburg. It also features a concierge, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Redlands Hotel
Redlands Hotel
8.4 Excellent
1 George Macfarlane Lane, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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2.4 mi from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
ExcellentBased on 108 reviews
8.4

Located in Pietermaritzburg, Redlands Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Pietermaritzburg Airport and provides an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. It also offers a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and room service.

aha Imperial Hotel
aha Imperial Hotel
6.3 Good
224 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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1.1 mi from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
GoodBased on 9 reviews
6.3

Imperial Hotel by Misty Blue Hotels is set in Pietermaritzburg and is within a short walk of nearby sightseeing spots, such as City Oval. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Tala Collection Private Game Reserve
Tala Collection Private Game Reserve
8.2 Excellent
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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16.9 mi from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
ExcellentBased on 639 reviews
8.2

This unique hotel in Pietermaritzburg offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Bayside Hotel Pietermaritzburg
Bayside Hotel Pietermaritzburg
7.5 Good
157 West Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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1.4 mi from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
GoodBased on 578 reviews
7.5

Located in Pietermaritzburg, just a 10-minute walk from Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, Bayside Lodge PMB offers 3-star accommodation and free Wi-Fi. It also provides a designated smoking area and a 24-hour reception.

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About Pietermaritzburg

The capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg lies just inland from Durban in South Africa’s east. It is popularly known as Maritzburg and called uMgungundlovu in Zulu, serving as an important industrial hub in the country through its production of timber, dairy and aluminium.

Pietermaritzburg is home to the KwaZulu-Natal Museum which is one of South Africa’s oldest museums and explores the prehistory and cultural history of the region. Its exhibits include archaeological finds, local fauna and European settler history, as well as one of the most important collections of Zulu artefacts in the world. Also of note is the Tatham Art Gallery, one of South Africa’s most prominent art museums, which boasts works from across KwaZulu-Natal and international pieces from the 18th to 20th centuries. It lies directly opposite the city’s High Court and elaborate Pietermaritzburg City Hall which dates to the late 19th century and was at the time of construction the largest brick building in the Southern Hemisphere. A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands in the city centre in recognition of a night he spent at the Pietermaritzburg Station after being thrown off a train for refusing to leave the first-class carriage. It is believed this event hardened his resolve to stay in South Africa and fight racial discrimination against Indians. To the west of the city centre sprawls the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden which was established in 1874 and features an impressive collection of plants from across South Africa.

The city is served by its own airport, the Pietermaritzburg Airport, which has regular flights to destinations across South Africa. Trains depart from Pietermaritzburg and Victoria stations along the Johannesburg-Durban route, while public buses and share-taxi vans are the main means of getting around the city itself.

Prior to European arrival in South Africa, the area that is now Pietermaritzburg was known as UmGungundlovu within the Zulu Empire, which translates as “Place of the Elephant”. The city was founded by the pioneering Voortrekkers after they defeated Zulu attackers at the Battle of Blood River in 1838. It became the capital of the Boer Republic of Natalia before being annexed by Britain in 1843 and functioning as the administrative seat of their Natal Colony.

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The capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg lies just inland from Durban in South Africa’s east. It is popularly known as Maritzburg and called uMgungundlovu in Zulu, serving as an important industrial hub in the country through its production of timber, dairy and aluminium.

Pietermaritzburg is home to the KwaZulu-Natal Museum which is one of South Africa’s oldest museums and explores the prehistory and cultural history of the region. Its exhibits include archaeological finds, local fauna and European settler history, as well as one of the most important collections of Zulu artefacts in the world. Also of note is the Tatham Art Gallery, one of South Africa’s most prominent art museums, which boasts works from across KwaZulu-Natal and international pieces from the 18th to 20th centuries. It lies directly opposite the city’s High Court and elaborate Pietermaritzburg City Hall which dates to the late 19th century and was at the time of construction the largest brick building in the Southern Hemisphere. A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands in the city centre in recognition of a night he spent at the Pietermaritzburg Station after being thrown off a train for refusing to leave the first-class carriage. It is believed this event hardened his resolve to stay in South Africa and fight racial discrimination against Indians. To the west of the city centre sprawls the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden which was established in 1874 and features an impressive collection of plants from across South Africa.

The city is served by its own airport, the Pietermaritzburg Airport, which has regular flights to destinations across South Africa. Trains depart from Pietermaritzburg and Victoria stations along the Johannesburg-Durban route, while public buses and share-taxi vans are the main means of getting around the city itself.

Prior to European arrival in South Africa, the area that is now Pietermaritzburg was known as UmGungundlovu within the Zulu Empire, which translates as “Place of the Elephant”. The city was founded by the pioneering Voortrekkers after they defeated Zulu attackers at the Battle of Blood River in 1838. It became the capital of the Boer Republic of Natalia before being annexed by Britain in 1843 and functioning as the administrative seat of their Natal Colony.

  • What are the best hotels in Pietermaritzburg?

    One of the most popular hotels in Pietermaritzburg is Ascot Bush Lodge, which has been reviewed by 604 users and currently has a rating of 8.0/10. Other top-rated locations include Ascot Inn and A Garden Suite, which have received 7.9/10 and 8.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.