Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, is a city immersed in history with a wide collection of beautiful Victorian and Colonial buildings contrasted against modern architecture. The diverse city overflows with a multitude of cultures, from Zulu and Indian to Anglo Boer. Conveniently situated between the coast and the mountains of KwaZulu-Natal, the houses for sale in Pietermaritzburg offer an enviable lifestyle for people of all ages and at all stages of life.

Property for sale in Pietermaritzburg ranges from bachelor apartments and houses to small holdings, vacant land and prestigious mansions with styles to suit all tastes. With a number of excellent schools and amenities all within the area, families with children find Pietermaritzburg an ideal city to settle down in. Houses for sale in Pietermaritzburg vary in terms of price due to the wide range of property on offer. View some of the houses for sale in Pietermaritzburg below or find out more about living in the area.

Explore Pietermaritzburg



The National Botanical Gardens is a birdwatchers paradise and a popular venue for family outings and picnics. Queen Elizabeth Park, situated on the northern slopes of Pietermaritzburg is home to zebra, buck and other passive game. Its walking trails and picnic sites make it popular with visitors.

Dining out

Dining out

With a range of different cuisine on offer, residents are spoilt for choice. A few to remember would be Olive and Oil for Mediterranean, Trafford’s for fine dining and The Butcher Boys for a great steak.



The Virgin Active gym is well-equipped for those seeking a healthy lifestyle – it has a pool as well as various fitness classes. Body Dynamics is another smaller gym in the area, while the city is also home to a number of cricket clubs and cycling routes and trails.



Pietermaritzburg boasts a world class natural history museum and a Voortrekker museum as well as a number of art galleries including the Tatham Art Gallery. Theatre-goers can enjoy shows at the Hexagon Theatre, while the Golden Horse Casino is a popular spot for gambling and entertainment. 

Living in Pietermaritzburg

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Pietermaritzburg is known throughout South Africa for the quality of its private and government schools, its University and Technikon. Nearby schools include, Hilton College, Epwoth School for girls, Cordwalles Prep for boys, Pietermaritzburg Girl’s High, Alexandra High School and St Johns DSG.  


The Mediclinc, Northdale Hospital and Grey’s Hospital are all located in Pietermaritzburg as well as the independent private hospital, Midlands Medical Centre.


The Midlands Mall is a great shopping, eating and entertainment venue, while the Greater Edendale Mall offers an alternative option with a variety of shops and restaurants on offer too.  


Daily flights to Johannesburg and an hour’s commute to Durban give business people easy access to either commercial centre.

R120m sport centre for PMB 'a done deal'

If all goes to plan Pietermaritzburg could have its own multi-million rand high performance sports facility. The sports centre will be based at the Pietermaritzburg Airport and it will be part of the proposed technology hub to be built there.  The proposal includes a velodrome with an indoor cycling track that will hopefully attract Europe's best cyclists during that continent's winter months.   The initiative is apparently spearheaded by the Union Cycleste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body for sports cycling, which oversees international competitive cycling events, based in Aigle, Switzerland.  Co-ordinators of the Bike City Project Alec Lenferna said this proposal was still in the planning and discussion phase.  He said there was a possibility of it being a multi-use sport centre with table tennis, gymnastics, Judo and many others.  If the plan bears fruit, it will benefit other professions such as dieticians, physiotherapist and anti-doping agency officers.  Clive Coetzee, the manager for Infrastructure and Economic Services at the provincial treasury, was more bold.  It's a done deal, it's a question of time on when this will be built," he said.  On Tuesday, Coetzee told delegates during the Msunduzi investor conference that plans of building technology hub at the airport were moving apace.  He said they had received about R120million donor funding from the European Union to prepare the land on each of the technology hubs sites.  The velodrome was among the exciting ideas for Pietermaritzburg with the prospects of not just attracting international visitors to the city, but also creating other sports-related industries.  Over the past few years Pietermaritzburg has hosted a number of local and international cycling events.  Coetzee said once it's built, the UCI plans to move their African offices there as there will also be an office complex next to the velodrome.  The moment this is built, the offices will be occupied, and money will be coming in.  It will not sit there for two or three months without being occupied.  These facilities will be used by South African and European cyclists who will come here to train during the winter periods in Europe. 

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