Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city in the province. It was founded in 1838 and it is home to a campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Pietermaritzburg is a major producer of Aluminium, as well as timber and dairy products.
Pietermaritzburg is set amidst the forested hills and rolling countryside of the Natal-Midlands. Pietermaritzburg is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world. Pietermaritzburg is the administrative capital of the province and is conveniently situated between Durban and Johannesburg.
Pietermaritzburg is a thriving, modern capital that has carried its history fully into the present, yet still encompasses a picturesque country feel. Pietermaritzburg plays host to spectacular sports events, annual outdoor festivals and an agricultural show without parallel in South Africa. Hotels, nightclubs, restaurants and bed & breakfast establishments cater for every tourist need. Pietermaritzburg is a dynamic commercial, educational and industrial centre with many companies relocating here.
Events that happen in Pietermaritzburg:
Royal Show, Garden and Leisure show, Art in the park, Cars in the park, Alexandra Flea market, Comrades Marathon, Midmar Mile, Horse racing at the Scottsville Race Track, BMX world championships, world downhill championships, Super Mortared at iDube race track, motor cross at Lincoln Meade track, Pietermaritzburg to Durban Cycle Race- Amashovashova, Fantasia at Alexandra Park, Duzi and the nonstop Duzi start in Pietermaritzburg, Diwali Festival of lights, Eston Show and the Farmers Market on a Thursday and Saturday mornings at the AB Jackson Fields near the Harry Gwala Stadium. We also host the SPCA Concert in the park, Hilton Drama Festival, Spar Ladies Race, Hudson Bennett Golf Day ant Victoria Country Club.
Landmarks In Pietermaritzburg:
Golden Horse Casino, Harry Gwala Stadium, Tathum Art Gallery, Natural Science Museum, Voortrekker Museum, Macrorie House Museum, Pietermaritzburg Golf Club and Victoria Country Club, Gandhi Statue, Queen Victoria Statue, Worlds View and the Voortrekker trail, Hilton Quarry, Crossways Pub, Chamber of Commerce, Wiley Park and the Botanical Gardens, Greys Hospital, Moth Club Wonders Club, Lion Park, Tala Game Reserve, Queen Elizabeth Park, The City Hall, which is the largest Red face brick Building in the Southern Hemisphere, Cricket Oval at Alexandra Park, Alex Baths, Imperial Hotel and the Hexagon Theatre.
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