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Houses and Bnbs in Pietermaritzburg

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Private room in Pietermaritzburg
LITTLE LUXURY on Kitchener. Bright,airy,beautiful.
Bright, luxurious, solar powered apartment set in the beautiful, quiet suburb of Clarendon in Pietermaritzburg. Minutes from town with various eateries, malls, spa's and other attractions a few minutes drive away. Beautiful pool available for use by guests. Ideal for parents visiting boarders at local schools, athletes competing in Comrades or Midmar Mile, or tourists exploring the beautiful Midlands.
$33 per night
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Rental unit in Pietermaritzburg
Airbnb on Cleland - The apartment
No more Loadshedding! Full solar system installed. We hope you'll find our 'industrial' modern apartment a refreshing change from the usual! This unit contains all that you could need for a quick overnight stay or weekend away. With easy access to CBD and the N3 highway, this is definitely the ideal place for you!
$20 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Upmarket, compact&modern 1-bedroom place with pool
Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish self-catering unit in an upmarket, safe neighborhood. There is 24 hour security patrol and CCTV camera monitoring. It comes with 500mbps uncapped internet connection, a queen-size bed and a private entrance. Coffee shop and shopping facilities are all in close proximity.
$24 per night
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Stay near Pietermaritzburg's top sights

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Liberty Midlands Mall10 locals recommend
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Golden Horse Casino5 locals recommend
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Cascades Lifestyle Centre8 locals recommend
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The Mall At Scottsville3 locals recommend
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Hilton Quarry Superspar9 locals recommend
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Mills SuperSpar3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Pietermaritzburg

Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
Bliss B&B
$40 per night
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Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
Tranquil guesthouse
$24 per night
Private room in Pietermaritzburg
Taunton Manor - Green Room (With Solar)
$64 per night
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Private room in Pietermaritzburg
Spacious Classic/Modern Room with Pool
$38 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Fern Rivers Unit 2
$27 per night
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Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
Airbnb on Cleland
$23 per night
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Bungalow in Pietermaritzburg
Bungalow on 66
$40 per night
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Home in Pietermaritzburg
Zen Guesthouse
$20 per night
Serviced apartment in Pietermaritzburg
The Living Collective Apartment 52 on College
$46 per night
Rental unit in Pietermaritzburg
2 Bedroom City apartment with modern finishes
$51 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
The Studio on 66
$34 per night
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Guest suite in Hilton
Private Garden Cottage in Hilton KZN
$29 per night
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Stays in Mountain Rise

Private room in Pietermaritzburg
Little Luxury Cottage. Bright Beautiful Relaxing
$18 per night
Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Wild Fig 1
$27 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Fern Rivers Unit 3
$27 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg, spacious one bedroom cottage.
$28 per night
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Stays in Mount Michael

Cottage in Hilton
CROFTERS LOFT Spacious, Stylish and Unique Cottage
$30 per night
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Cottage in Hilton
THE FARRIERS - Unique Upcycled Cottage
$33 per night
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Rental unit in Hilton
Lovely 1 Bedroom Unit in Hilton
$41 per night
Serviced apartment in Hilton
Tranquility in Hilton
$25 per night
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Stays in Phayiphini

Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
Quince Cottage
$20 per night
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Cottage in Hilton
THE HAYLOFT - A Spacious, Stylish, Unique Cottage
$33 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Wild Fig 2
$30 per night
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Rental unit in Pietermaritzburg
20% Reduced rates for leisure and business stay
$13 per night
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Your guide to Pietermaritzburg

All About Pietermaritzburg

Located in South Africa’s Msunduzi River Valley at the foot of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Pietermaritzburg mixes raw natural beauty with a deep cultural history. Known as the City of Flowers for its blaze of roses and azaleas growing in lush public gardens, the second-largest city in the province enjoys a rich Zulu culture expressed in the town’s galleries, museums, performance venues, and festivals. Pietermaritzburg is home to several natural reserves and parks with scenic hiking and biking trails through grassy plains and wetlands. People come here from around the region to observe wild animals in their natural habitat, including countless birds and butterflies, giraffes, zebras, and elephants. If you visit the city’s famous botanical gardens, be sure to check out the indigenous medicinal plants.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Pietermaritzburg?

The best time to visit Pietermaritzburg is fall through winter, from March to August, when the weather is moderate with adequate sunlight and rainfall. If you are in Pietermaritzburg in May, hit up the five-day Art in the Park festival, a thrilling display of local creativity. The spring months between September and November are a beautiful time in Pietermaritzburg, when the city's gardens are blooming. The summer months from December to February are also a pleasant time to travel and you’ll usually encounter fewer people on the trails. Don’t miss Maritzburg Fantasia, a 10-day pre-Christmas celebration with performances, food, and children’s entertainment.


What are the top things to do in Pietermaritzburg?

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Pietermaritzburg Botanical Garden is a mesmerizing journey into the woods, where you’ll be able to see some rare and endangered species of plants. Spectacular clivias, tulips, and London plane trees decorate the path inside the garden. The deep green foliage contrasts with the blue sky and colorful flowers where over 150 species of birdlife and bees come for nectar and food.

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Located in downtown Pietermaritzburg, the KwaZulu-Natal Museum is dedicated to providing an understanding of the history of southeastern Africa. With exhibits based on archaeology, African culture, and European settlements, the museum is the largest in the city and has been in operation for well over a century. It’s also home to the most significant collection of Zulu craft objects, and there are information plaques and guides to help you absorb everything the museum has to offer.

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Outside the town of Howick, 30 minutes northwest of Pietermaritzburg, the famous anti-apartheid leader was apprehended in 1962 and spent the following 27 years imprisoned. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site and Visitor Centre memorializes the spot of his arrest and documents his life. To recognize the 50th anniversary of the arrest, a South African artist later created a striking memorial and likeness of the peace activist using 50 steel columns. You’ll also find hiking and biking trails near the site.

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