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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
The Studio on 66
Romantic space for two or a spacious room en-suite for a family of 4. Maybe even four friends sharing. Jogging friendly neighborhood. Take a dip in our sparkling pool which is fenced. Be aware no safety net. Also a tennis court to knock a few balls around. Big garden with birdlife. The Royal Showgrounds are a 2 minute drive down the hill and 3km from City Hall. Close to shopping malls. Property has a country feel. Relax and watch Open View TV. Wi Fi available. Parking is very convenient.
$40 per night
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Guest suite in Pietermaritzburg
Suite Mags
We are very excited to be back after a long break. Suite Mags had a small renovation and is now looking in top shape to welcome new and old guests. Suite Mags is a self-catering guest suite, spacious and comfortable for one or two people. It is ideally located, close to Greys Hospital, Cascades, Virgin Active, Liberty Mall and Athlone Shopping Centre. We are very close to the N3 off & on-ramps. The entire suite is for the guest/s only.
$24 per night
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Cottage in Hilton
THE HAYLOFT - A Spacious, Stylish, Unique Cottage
The Hayloft is a self catering cottage set in the spectacular village of central Hilton. It is located close to upmarket schools, restaurants,shopping centres, hospitals, many major sporting events and The Midlands Meander. Just 10 minutes drive to Pietermaritzburg and an hour and a half to King Shaka Airport. We also have the Crofters Loft, The Shepherds Loft and The Farriers. We are on a solar system so load shedding does not affect us.
$36 per night

Popular amenities for Pietermaritzburg vacation rentals

Stay near Pietermaritzburg's top sights

Liberty Midlands Mall10 locals recommend
Golden Horse Casino5 locals recommend
Cascades Lifestyle Centre8 locals recommend
Hilton Quarry Superspar9 locals recommend
KZN National Botanical Garden (PMB)7 locals recommend
The Mall At Scottsville3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Pietermaritzburg

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LITTLE LUXURY on Kitchener. Bright,airy,beautiful.
$37 per night
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Bright and spacious apartment
$45 per night
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Welcome Home Studio
$34 per night
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Upmarket, compact&modern 1-bedroom place with pool
$32 per night
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Home in Pietermaritzburg
Granby House - a gracious 125 year old redbrick
$50 per night
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Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
A Private garden cottage in leafy suburb
$24 per night
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Apartment in Pietermaritzburg
Bella's 2 Pietermaritzburg
$26 per night
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City views, suburban convenience
$26 per night
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Apartment in Hilton
The Annex, Hilton
$79 per night
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Misty Lane Cottage
$33 per night
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Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
Quaint garden cottage
$31 per night
Guesthouse in Pietermaritzburg
Self-catering two-bedroom flat Scottsville PMB
$34 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Pietermaritzburg

Total rentals

410 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

200 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

210 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

50 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

130 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

6.7K reviews

Your guide to Pietermaritzburg

All About Pietermaritzburg

Located in South Africa’s Msunduzi River Valley at the foot of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Pietermaritzburg mixes raw natural beauty with a deep cultural history. Known as the City of Flowers for its blaze of roses and azaleas growing in lush public gardens, the second-largest city in the province enjoys a rich Zulu culture expressed in the town’s galleries, museums, performance venues, and festivals. Pietermaritzburg is home to several natural reserves and parks with scenic hiking and biking trails through grassy plains and wetlands. People come here from around the region to observe wild animals in their natural habitat, including countless birds and butterflies, giraffes, zebras, and elephants. If you visit the city’s famous botanical gardens, be sure to check out the indigenous medicinal plants.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Pietermaritzburg

The best time to visit Pietermaritzburg is fall through winter, from March to August, when the weather is moderate with adequate sunlight and rainfall. If you are in Pietermaritzburg in May, hit up the five-day Art in the Park festival, a thrilling display of local creativity. The spring months between September and November are a beautiful time in Pietermaritzburg, when the city's gardens are blooming. The summer months from December to February are also a pleasant time to travel and you’ll usually encounter fewer people on the trails. Don’t miss Maritzburg Fantasia, a 10-day pre-Christmas celebration with performances, food, and children’s entertainment.

Top things to do in Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Pietermaritzburg Botanical Garden is a mesmerizing journey into the woods, where you’ll be able to see some rare and endangered species of plants. Spectacular clivias, tulips, and London plane trees decorate the path inside the garden. The deep green foliage contrasts with the blue sky and colorful flowers where over 150 species of birdlife and bees come for nectar and food.

KwaZulu-Natal Museum

Located in downtown Pietermaritzburg, the KwaZulu-Natal Museum is dedicated to providing an understanding of the history of southeastern Africa. With exhibits based on archaeology, African culture, and European settlements, the museum is the largest in the city and has been in operation for well over a century. It’s also home to the most significant collection of Zulu craft objects, and there are information plaques and guides to help you absorb everything the museum has to offer.

Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Outside the town of Howick, 30 minutes northwest of Pietermaritzburg, the famous anti-apartheid leader was apprehended in 1962 and spent the following 27 years imprisoned. The Nelson Mandela Capture Site and Visitor Centre memorializes the spot of his arrest and documents his life. To recognize the 50th anniversary of the arrest, a South African artist later created a striking memorial and likeness of the peace activist using 50 steel columns. You’ll also find hiking and biking trails near the site.

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