Attractions in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Attractions in Pietermaritzburg – Music festivals, Flea markets, Farmers markets, Golf courses, Sporting events, Tourist stops, Museums, Places of Interest and Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

The Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal is a lush and verdant region located in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful scenery, charming towns, and abundance of activities.

Here are just a few of the many attractions and things to do in Pietermaritzburg:

Wicked Karting

The Crafty Duck Village

Natal Canoe Club

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Golden Horse Casino

Pietermaritzburg Farmers Market

KZN National Botanical Garden

Comrades Marathon Museum


Baynesfield Estate Museum

Butterflies for Africa

Liberty Midlands Mall


These are just a few of the many things to see and do in the KZN Midlands. With its stunning scenery, endless activities, and friendly people, the Midlands is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here are some additional details about each of the attractions and activities mentioned above:

  • The Howick Falls are a series of waterfalls that cascade over 94 meters (308 feet) into the Umgeni River. The falls are located just outside of the town of Howick and are a popular tourist destination.
  • The Kamberg Nature Reserve is a 10,000-hectare (25,000-acre) reserve located in the Drakensberg Mountains. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, leopards, and antelope. There are a number of hiking trails in the reserve, as well as a visitor center.
  • The Umgeni River is a white-water rafting river located in the Midlands. The river is rated class 4 and 5, making it a challenging but exciting rafting experience.
  • The Midlands Meander is a scenic route that takes you past charming towns, farms, and art galleries. The route is about 100 kilometers (62 miles) long and can be traveled by car, bicycle, or on foot.
  • The Nottingham Road Craft Market is a popular market that takes place every Sunday. The market features a variety of stalls selling locally made crafts, souvenirs, and food.