Pietermarizburg is one of Africa's most historic capitals -
a thriving, friendly city in the heart of the Settler
hinterland of KwaZulu Natal, the 'heritage city' of South
Pietermaritzburg, set amidst forested hills and the rolling
countryside of the Natal-Midlands, is one of the
best-preserved Victorian cities in the world.
Pietermaritzburg is the administrative capital of the
province and is centrally situated between Durban, the
Drakensberg and KwaZulu-Natal's game reserves on the main N3
highway between Johannesburg and Durban; Pietermaritzburg is
approximately 80km north of Durban by road.