Things to Do in Pietermaritzburg This Christmas
The Midlands Meander route is situated between the city of Pietermaritzburg in the East and the majestic uKhahlamba Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) in the West, in the uMgungundlovu district, one of eight regions of the ‘Zulu Kingdom’.
African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
The African Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a bird park specializing in the public awareness and conservation of Africa's indigenous raptors. From the smallest to largest, you can visit them all in this natural bush setting.
Sani Pass is the mother of all South African mountain passes. Statistically and in every sense, it out distances, out climbs, and out performs all it's competitors with consummate ease to have become the most iconic gravel pass in SA.
Tala Private Game Reserve
Tala Private Game Reserve is a wildlife conservancy hidden in the hills of a quiet farming community not far from Durban in KwaZulu Natal.
Butterflies for Africa
Butterflies for Africa is a tropical butterfly centre offering butterflies and a whole lote more! The complex houses a walk-through Butterfly House (housing both exotic and indigenous butterflies), Butterfly Theme Store, Art Gallery, Coffee Shop, Nursery and a Butterfly Garden planted with a large range of butterfly foodplants.
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden
Experience nature’s grandeur at the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg. This garden’s Victorian past is evident in its magnificent specimens of northern hemisphere plants. One of the most dramatic features is the majestic avenue of London Plane Trees.
Tatham Art Gallery
The Tatham Art Gallery, one of the major art museums in South Africa, dates back to 1903. Situated in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, the Tatham Art Gallery serves the Msunduzi region through the Visual Arts. The Tatham Art Gallery hosts a range of Art Exhibitions.
KwaZulu-Natal Museum ranks among the top National Museums in South Africa's, a cultural and natural history museum renowned for its unique collections - there are eight natural history and around ten cultural history galleries that include an array of mammals (together with the last wild elephant in KwaZulu-Natal), birds, amphibians, insects, an extensive mollusc collection (there are few South African land snails that are not represented in the Natal Museum) and a life-size T-Rex model.
Pietermaritzburg Worlds View
In 1837-8, the wagons of the Voortrekkers were brought down the slopes of the Drakensberg mountains into Natal, and many came through here, into the future Pietermaritzburg.
Signs of the old route can still be seen. There is a magnificent view of Pietermaritzburg, table mountain and the surrounding country. The old Voortrekker road is a national monument.