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

Areas near to Pietermaritzburg

Hilton, Howick, Nottingham Road,


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.


Don't miss SA's biggest garden show - 23 - 25 September at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg.  The highlight this year is Schools Gardens which includes a variety of creative trends put together by learners from various schools.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius