set amidst forested hills and the rolling countryside of the Natal-Midlands,
is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world. The city is
the administrative capital of the province and is centrally situated between
Durban, the Drakensberg and KwaZulu-Natal's game reserves on the main
N3 highway between Johannesburg and Durban; Pietermaritzburg is approximately
80km north of Durban by road.
Pietermaritzburg is the gateway between Johannesburg and Durban and many bus services, rail services and taxis are available on a daily basis. The passenger rail system in Pietermaritzburg is not used between suburbs but only between our towns along the N3 highway towards Johannesburg, so remember it is not regarded as city transportation.
The city offers an airport known as Oribi Airport. This airstrip is not an international airport but offers excellent national destinations and inter-city flights.
The bus services are outstanding as you could choose from many different routes and with all the companies providing a great service.
Taxis are plentiful and provide helpful information and useful trips
around the city and suburbs. Metered taxicabs operate in all major cities
and towns. You will find taxi ranks at transport terminals, major hotels
or shopping centers or you can hail taxi in the street.
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