Top things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Top Choice Museum in Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

This impressive museum has a range of well-curated displays reflecting a diversity of cultures, including settler history, war records, stuffed birds and marine life. The hall of African mammals is particularly stun…
Top Choice Gallery in Pietermaritzburg

Tatham Art Gallery

In keeping with Pietermaritzburg’s self-styled role as a heritage city, one of its finest sights, the art gallery, was started in 1903 by Mrs Ada Tatham. Housed in the beautiful Old Supreme Court, it contains a fine…
Indian in Pietermaritzburg


Durban enjoys most of the glory when it comes to Indian food, but Tandoor helps Pietermaritzburg give it a run for its money. Takeaway is best as the dining area is nothing special, but the food is absolutely flavou…
International in Pietermaritzburg


This delightful oasis, in a lovely Victorian house behind a rather chintzy gift shop, is a quintessential English garden in the middle of ‘Maritzburg – complete with topiary trees and quaint chairs and tables. Relax…
International in Pietermaritzburg

Mo-G's Restaurant

A new addition to the Pietermaritzburg dining scene, Mo-G's Restaurant has already developed a reputation as one of the best fine-dining establishments in the city. Here classics such as lamb shanks and duck confit …
Gardens in Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Spread over 4200 sq metres, these gardens have exotic species and indigenous mist-belt flora. Guided tours are offered on weekdays and there's a weekly farmers market here on Saturday mornings from 6am. It's located…
Bar in Pietermaritzburg

Franki Bananaz

This upmarket cocktail bar is a great spot to mix with a cross-section of locals. It’s particularly popular with students and young professionals, especially on Friday night. It also does tasty burgers and other qua…
Museum in Pietermaritzburg

Msunduzi Museum

Formerly known as Voortrekker Museum, Msunduzi Museum comprises a complex that incorporates the Church of the Vow, the home of Andries Pretorius, a Voortrekker house and a former school now housing exhibits on the h…
Cafe in Pietermaritzburg

Tatham Art Gallery Cafe

Dip into quiche, beef curry or lasagne at the upstairs cafe at Tatham Gallery, or grab a table on the outside balcony. Also on offer are sweet treats such as muffins and brownies.
Monument in Pietermaritzburg

Statue of Gandhi

A statue of Gandhi, who was famously ejected from a 1st-class carriage at Pietermaritzburg station, stands defiant opposite some old colonial buildings on Church St.