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Pietermaritzburg attracts only a small number of travelers, who mostly stop for a short visit to see the Sani Pass. Travelers visiting the area might want to check out some more popular nearby destinations such as Durban. If you do travel to Pietermaritzburg, please add your favorite spots in this Pietermaritzburg travel guide.
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Used to be a predominantly university town and quite busy and interesting, but now is rather a forlorn and forgotten place.  Restaurants are average for the most part but you will find the odd gem like MACS coffee shop.
I recommend heading slightly out of town to Hilton where the views are amazing and the coffee shops are better. 
Essential to have your own car as public transport, like for most of SA, is non-existent, however getting there by train or long distance bus is an option (greyhound etc).
In downtown PMB be aware of pickpockets and bad driving by the local taxis.
Good bed and breakfasts can be found, try wheretostay for options.
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Careful when stopping at traffic lights. Make sure doors are locked and windows shut in busy areas. Ensure all valuables are out of sight and dont pull up too close to the car in front in case you need to get away!
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beautiful old world town in the middle of south africa - felt very safe and secure - go to stop at on the way to the Drakensburg mountains - georgeous
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