ZThings to do in PMB


Things to do in Pietermaritzburg(within 90min drive)

Here is a list of some things you can do that are in, or at least very close to Pietermaritzburg:

  • Tala Game reserve on Eston road (see rhinos, giraffe, zebra, hippos … then picnic next to the swimming pool)
  • Midlands meander drive … eat Belgian chocolates, see Mandela’s capture site & museum, shop for local products at Piggly Wiggly Country Village or for shoes at Born in Africa
  • Midlands lunch at one of the manylovely scenic restaurants (Il Postino, Tumble Downs, La Lampara)
  • Karkloof canopy tours (8 ziplines over indigenous forest) & visit the Blue & Wattled crane conservation centre on your way home
  • Umgeni River Valley Nature Reserve walks (zebra, kudu, impala & picnic next to the river)
  • African Bird of Prey sanctuary – bird shows overlooking the valley of a thousand hills (Lion Park road)
  • Sunny day on the beach (Durban, Umhlanga, Scottburgh)
  • Underwater wreck & reef dives (Umkomaas) – lots of ragged tooth sharks & manta rays
  • Magestic Drakensberg Mountains – day hike to a cave or just enjoy the view (Highmoor, Kamberg, Underberg are the closest)
  • Best mountain biking in South Africa (hundreds of kms of single track … Cascades, Hilton, Karkloof, Howick)
  • Walk & picnic in Queen Elizabeth Park or Ferncliff Nature Reserves (in Pmb, nice views & bit of game)
  • Marutswa Forest boardwalk in Bulwer (great guides & see the elusive Cape Parrot)
  • Howick Falls (95m high) then enjoy view of them from Yellowood Cafe on the other side of the valley (on the Karkloof road)
  • Ushaka Marine World Aquarium & Water Park (& visit the Moses Mabida stadium while you’re in Durban)
  • Karkloof or Shongweni Farmer’s market early on Sat mornings
  • Picnic & swimming at Midmar or Albert Falls Dam (swim the Midmar Mile in February)
  • Umgeni Steam Railway (Kloof – Gillits – Kloof) last Sunday of the month
  • Sundowners overlooking the Umgeni river from Hilton College estate
  • Dinner at Tandoor, Olive & Oil, Traffords …
  • Lunch at Flavour cafe (Warwick road), Rosehurst (Boom street), Coffeeberry (Cascades)
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