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Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city in the province of KwaZulu- Natal South Africa is lies in the Msunduzi River Valley. The city represents a contemporary mix of old and new. It is a home to students attending the numerous private schools in the area, a large Zulu community and a sizeable Indian population make it a vibrant city to visit. It is often referred as the “City of Flowers” for its azaleas and roses and because it is a site of one of the country’s National Botanical Garden which is its main attraction as well. If are planning a holiday to some exotic city which is rich in natural beauty, history and heritage then book your flights to Pietermaritzburg now.
Start your trip to this beautiful city with a visit to Butterflies for Africa, which is a world-class Butterfly and Monkey House in Pietermaritzburg which provide its guests an opportunity to explore the different varieties of butterfly. The building also has an art gallery, craft shop and a coffee shop to enjoy some quality time. Explore the Midlands Meander that runs from Pietermaritzburg up to Mooi River are home to number of artists, craftsmen and creative souls. Here you can spend time in exploring some small towns such as Curry’s Post, Howick , Nottingham Road and Mooi River and enjoy abundance of recreational activities, natural beauty of forests, waterfalls that will provide you great sense of tranquillity and peace. Do visit the Gandhi statue, a bronze statue stands in Church Street depicting Gandhi forever striding forward. The statue was unveiled in 1193 to mark the centenary since Gandhi was thrown from the train in Pietermaritzburg.
You surely love to visit the KwaZulu Natal Museum which is rich both in cultural and natural history is one of the five national museums in South Africa renowned for its unique and diverse collections. You just can’t afford to miss a visit to Tatham Art Gallery which is considered as one of the South Africa’s top art museums. Opened in 1903, the gallery contains an important collection of South African, British, Victorian and French art pieces by some of the world renowned artists. If you want to sooth your senses than the Pietermaritzburg Botanical Garden is a best place for you. Established in 1870 it is one of the 8 national botanical gardens in the country which is filled with lush vegetation and brightly colored seasonal blooms. If you are a wildlife enthusiast than you just can’t resist visiting the Natal Lion Park, in the Natal Midlands is truly a wildlife haven and just 25 Km from the Pietermaritzburg. Here you can enjoy a one hour game drive through the park with lion feedings taking place at irregular intervals is a home to African wildlife. If there is so much fun and adventure then why wait! Fly to Pietermarizburg now and enjoy a thrilling holida experience.
There are three airlines that offer flights from London to Pietermaritzburg which are British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways. There are 19 weekly flights between London and Pietermaritzburg. The airport in the London region offering flights to Pietermaritzburg is Heathrow.
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