Hotels in Pietermaritzburg

Search and compare Pietermaritzburg hotels from hundreds of travel sites and save

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Oct 27 — Oct 282
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Wed 27/10
Thu 28/10
...and more

Refine Your Search

Star ratings
Guest Ratings
See all filters

Popular Hotels in Pietermaritzburg

Filter by star ratings
All filters
The Musafer Travel Lodge
The Musafer Travel Lodge
7,9 Good
16 Zeederberg Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Show on map
2,8 km from city centre, Pietermaritzburg 
GoodBased on 160 reviews
7,9

The Musafer Travel Lodge provides a comfortable setting while in Pietermaritzburg. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi during their stay.

Tips for booking a Pietermaritzburg hotel

Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Pietermaritzburg:R773/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R494/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Sunday
R730 - R818
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R728 - R1 304
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Show all 114 hotels
The Musafer Travel Lodge
The Musafer Travel Lodge
7,9 Good
16 Zeederberg Street, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Show on map
2,8 km from city centre,  

The Musafer Travel Lodge provides a comfortable setting while in Pietermaritzburg. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi during their stay.

R634
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Pietermaritzburg

About Pietermaritzburg

The capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg lies just inland from Durban in South Africa’s east. It is popularly known as Maritzburg and called uMgungundlovu in Zulu, serving as an important industrial hub in the country through its production of timber, dairy and aluminium.

Pietermaritzburg is home to the KwaZulu-Natal Museum which is one of South Africa’s oldest museums and explores the prehistory and cultural history of the region. Its exhibits include archaeological finds, local fauna and European settler history, as well as one of the most important collections of Zulu artefacts in the world. Also of note is the Tatham Art Gallery, one of South Africa’s most prominent art museums, which boasts works from across KwaZulu-Natal and international pieces from the 18th to 20th centuries. It lies directly opposite the city’s High Court and elaborate Pietermaritzburg City Hall which dates to the late 19th century and was at the time of construction the largest brick building in the Southern Hemisphere. A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands in the city centre in recognition of a night he spent at the Pietermaritzburg Station after being thrown off a train for refusing to leave the first-class carriage. It is believed this event hardened his resolve to stay in South Africa and fight racial discrimination against Indians. To the west of the city centre sprawls the magnificent KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden which was established in 1874 and features an impressive collection of plants from across South Africa.

The city is served by its own airport, the Pietermaritzburg Airport, which has regular flights to destinations across South Africa. Trains depart from Pietermaritzburg and Victoria stations along the Johannesburg-Durban route, while public buses and share-taxi vans are the main means of getting around the city itself.

Prior to European arrival in South Africa, the area that is now Pietermaritzburg was known as UmGungundlovu within the Zulu Empire, which translates as “Place of the Elephant”. The city was founded by the pioneering Voortrekkers after they defeated Zulu attackers at the Battle of Blood River in 1838. It became the capital of the Boer Republic of Natalia before being annexed by Britain in 1843 and functioning as the administrative seat of their Natal Colony.

Pietermaritzburg travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Pietermaritzburg?

    Dunranch House, rated with a score of 8,4 from 35 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Pietermaritzburg. Other top stays include The Musafer Travel Lodge, with an average rating of 7,9 from 160 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Pietermaritzburg cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Pietermaritzburg has been around R752 per night over the last 3 days. For a 5-star hotel in Pietermaritzburg, the average price is around R708/night, depending on your dates. The average price of a 4-star hotel is R782/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Pietermaritzburg?

    Over the last 3 days, Pietermaritzburg hotels have been found for as cheap as R177/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Pietermaritzburg tonight?

    A hotel in Pietermaritzburg tonight can start as low as R398 for the night, with an average cost of R856, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Pietermaritzburg tonight, prices start from R679.