Whether you're organizing a short break or a lengthy vacation, it's wise to know a little bit about Pietermaritzburg before setting off.
From this destination, the national capital, Pretoria, is 300 miles (483 kilometers) northwest. Some notable areas in the vicinity include Howick, which is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northwest.
Eager to meet the locals? That shouldn't be too difficult. 750,000 people call this corner of KwaZulu-Natal home.
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Have a thing for the fancier things in life? Then spend your nights in serious style at the Lincoln Cottages.
Alternatively, check out the Ilawu Hotel. It's a superb choice if you're vacationing on a smaller budget.
There's nothing quite like finally arriving in a new, unknown destination. If you're hopping on a flight to Pietermaritzburg, there's every chance you'll be flying into King Shaka International Airport (DUR). It's 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east of the downtown area. Collect your suitcase and get ready for a wonderful vacation!
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Hertz is located just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the city center at Pietermaritzburg. So if you want to immerse yourself in the city streets, you know where to go. If they don't have what you're looking for, you can look into Avis at Oribi Airport, Pietermaritzburg. This convenient outlet is just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the center of town.
If you're an art fan, drop by Tatham Art Gallery and check out what's in the gallery.
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National Botanical Gardens is an outdoor space that pleases not only those who love learning about trees and other plants, but also those who are seeking refuge from the bustling city.
But there's more.
Pietermaritzburg City Hall will be of interest to visitors fascinated by local history. This government building is well worth taking the time to admire.
Seen all there is to see in Pietermaritzburg itself? If you have a couple more days on your hands, there is heaps more available in the surrounding region. Durban is just 40 miles (64 kilometers) away. Tourists often come here to access uShaka Marine World.
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