Pietermaritzburg at a glance
WELCOME TO PIETERMARITZBURG AND SURRONDING AREAS.
Essentially British Colonial in character, Pietermaritzburg is a city of contrast.
New blends with old in graceful harmony, nestling withi a ring of green hills.
it has a built up an environment of great quality and distinction , debribed by the Histrical Monuments Coucil as "one of the most important high character citiies in Africa"
Pietermaritzburg has an abundance of schools, too many to mention them all, however, some of the more well known one are Maritzburg College, Girls High, Epworth,Merchiston Preparatory School,Wykeham Collegiate and within easy strking distance is Hilton College.
One of the most popular is the Liberty Midlands Mall plus Cascades situated in the Northern suburb of Montrose, Nedbank Plaza in Scottsville, Hayfields Mall, Southgate Cenre on the Richmond Road , then Capital Centre in Longmarket Street. Recently opened is Brookside Mall with numerous shops.
The city is the host of the start and finish of the ever popular Comrades Marathon in alternate years. Midmar Dam which is close to Howich features excellent watersports and the annual Midmar Mile. There are many Gyms , Maritzburg Country Club , Maritzburg Golf Club, Collegians Club .