About the City
Located an hour's drive inland from the Indian Ocean and Durban, Pietermaritzburg is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal and its second largest city. It is set amidst the forested hills and rolling countryside of the Natal-Midlands. The city has a strong colonial heritage and is considered one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world. Few cities personify the vibrancy of a contemporary African city better than Pietermaritzburg.