Hotels in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Pietermaritzburg overview

Nature lovers can visit National Botanical Gardens and Butterflies for Africa while in Pietermaritzburg. There's plenty more to see, including local sights like The Old Prison and Macrorie House Museum. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Pietermaritzburg.

Where to stay in Pietermaritzburg

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Pietermaritzburg has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Pietermaritzburg with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Pietermaritzburg hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Pietermaritzburg hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Pietermaritzburg

Fly in to Pietermaritzburg (PZB), 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from downtown Pietermaritzburg. Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away.

What to see around Pietermaritzburg

The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • The Old Prison
  • • Macrorie House Museum
  • • Comrades Marathon House
  • • Tatham Art Gallery
  • • Scottsville Racecourse
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • National Botanical Gardens
  • • Butterflies for Africa
  • • Queen Elizabeth Park
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Pietermaritzburg Oval
  • • Pietermaritzburg City Hall
  • • Msunduzi Museum

When to visit Pietermaritzburg

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 80°F day, 65°F night
  • • April-June: 78°F day, 51°F night
  • • July-September: 73°F day, 51°F night
  • • October-December: 79°F day, 60°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • • April-June: 0.24 inches
  • • July-September: 0.16 inches
  • • October-December: 0.35 inches