Things to see and do - Pietermaritzburg
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Pietermaritzburg Travel guide
Pietermaritzburg : Michelin's recommendations
Pietermaritzburg, the parliamentary capital of KwaZulu-Natal, should be explored on foot. Its colonial buildings, museums and Indian quarter reveal fragments of its past. Once part of Zulu territory, Pietermaritzburg became the capital of the Republic of Natalia after the Boers’ Blood River victory in 1838. But in 1843 the English took the town in hand, endowing it with sizable Victorian buildings. The story of the city’s development wouldn’t be complete without that of the 19C Indian immigrants who came to work in the sugarcane industry.
Tourist attractions Pietermaritzburg : Things to see and do
Chief Albert Luthuli ZA - Pietermaritzburg
The Old Supreme Court houses one of the richest collections of paintings in the country, the Tatham Art Gallery. On the ground floor, note the portrait of the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini. The first floor mainly features works by 20C South Africa..
351 Longmarket Street 351 ZA - Pietermaritzburg
Exhibitions at the Voortrekker Museum are divided between two buildings, one on Longmarket Street, the other behind Geloftekerk, the church of vows. It tells the story of the Afrikaner settlers and the Great Trek. The museum has tried for years to br..
237 Loop Street 237 ZA - Pietermaritzburg
The Natal Museum is the largest in KwaZulu-Natal. It contains two spectacular dioramas of natural sciences and ethnographic collections , in particular a reconstruction of a San cave and numerous Zulu objects covered with beadwork.
224 Jabu Ndlovu Street ZA - Pietermaritzburg
Located in Pietermaritzburg, Protea Hotel Imperial offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. It is within walking distance from the Provincial Parliament, government head offices and museums. Protea Hotel’s rooms feature wooden furnitu..