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Gallery in Pietermaritzburg

Tatham Art Gallery

In keeping with Pietermaritzburg’s self-styled role as the ‘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 …
International in Pietermaritzburg


This place serves up quality international cuisine in appealingly quaint surrounds: the rooms of a converted heritage home. Choose from the likes of cherry tobacco duck or smoked, black-pepper-rubbed entrecôte. Lunc…
Gardens in Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Located 2km west of the train station on the continuation of Hoosen Haffejee St and spread over 4200 sq m, these gardens have exotic species and indigenous mist-belt flora. Guided tours are offered on weekdays and t…
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 like 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.
Museum in Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Has a range of displays reflecting a diversity of cultures, including settler history, war records, stuffed birds, marine life and African mammals.
Church in Pietermaritzburg

Church of the Vow

The Church of the Vow was built in 1841 to fulfil the Voortrekkers’ promise to God at the Battle of Blood River.
Historic Building in Pietermaritzburg

City Hall

The colonial-era City Hall is the largest load-bearing red-brick building in the southern hemisphere.
Historic Building in Pietermaritzburg

Standard Chartered Bank

Architect Phillip Dudgeon modelled the Standard Bank on the Bank of Ireland in Belfast.