arts

Our magnificent city hall stands proud in the city centre and invites tourists to admire the beautiful stained glass windows, domes and majestic 47 metre high clock tower.

Several tours, both guided and self-guided are available throughout the city.

Alex Upmarket

Tel: 033 3962807
Location: Alexandra Park
Details: Flea Market

Botsotso Mahlaba

Tel: 082 3155663
Location: Plessislaer
Town: Pietermaritzburg

Basani Arts & Crafts Centre

Tel: 033 3423697
Location: Wembley
Town: Pietermaritzburg

Oval Craft Market

Tel: 082 7745493
Location: Central
Town: Pietermaritzburg

Georgetown Project

Impressive work is being done by a group of passionate volunteers, to recycle historic buildings for use by the local community in Georgetown, Edendale, an early mission station which dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century. Reliant on sponsored materials and donated finances, unemployed residents are able to earn while they learn restoration skills like lime and mud plastering. Visitors are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and share in this project.

Art and Horses

As part of the development project in Pietermaritzburg, the Golden Horse Casino commissioned over R6 million in art. From hand painted domes and beautifully carved panels, to exquisite sculptures of horses – including the world’s largest horse sculpture, a 14 metre Pegasus – the theme tells the story of the history of the horse. Take some time to look beyond the plush carpets and the jingling slot machines and admire this outstanding collection by artist Ingrid Baggeröhr and her team.