Cheapest car hire in Pietermaritzburg
*daily rates in Pietermaritzburg based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Useful things to know about Pietermaritzburg
- The city was founded in 1838.
- It’s the capital of KwaZulu-Natal province.
- The city’s name is often shortened to PMB.
- The city hall is the largest red brick building in the southern hemisphere.
- The England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was born there.
Pietermaritzburg Mini Guide
The capital of Kwa-Zulu Natal and located inland, Pietermaritzburg is best accessed by the comfort and safety of a car. To drive to Pietermaritzburg from Cape, East London
or Port Elizabeth
you can use the R56 and to get to Durban
you can use the N3 road. Train and bus services are available but the quickest way to get from Pietermaritzburg Airport to the city is to rent one of our inexpensive vehicles.
Culture and architecture are the main attractions in Pietermaritzburg. Visitors should make sure they see the city hall which is thought to be the largest red brick building in the whole of the Southern hemisphere. Behind the impressive city hall is the Natal Society Library which has been renovated in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.
You can also take a stroll around the Kwa-Zulu Natal botanical gardens which have some incredible flora and fauna. To see wild animals such as monkeys and zebras go to the Queen Elizabeth Park. As visitors are encouraged to walk around there are no dangerous animals there to worry about!
For a relaxing day stop by the Tatham Art Gallery which has an interesting collection of paintings as well as a coffee shop. And when you get to the second floor look out for the decorative clock. Free entrance makes the art gallery all the more enticing. To see Afrikaaner art go to the Voortrekker Museum which is nearby.
Latest Update from Pietermaritzburg:
- Pietermaritzburg is a fitness fanatic's heaven and over the next few months there are several marathons and road races, cycle races and swimming events that are open to all. Visit www.sa-venues.com for dates and further information.