Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

The Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg houses a wide variety of exceptional animal collections that represent the rich diversity of life in Southern Africa.

The entomology (insects) collection is the largest collection of insects in the country, especially noted for it's Diptera (fly) collection of over 220,000 specimens.

The museum also has one of the best Mollusc collections in the world, containing 1,000's of both marine molluscs and non-marine moluscs. Although most specimens consist only of the shell, many preserved whole specimens are also on display.

The Dinosaur Gallery and the Fossil Exhibit display ancient specimens found mainly in South Africa. There is also a comprehensive Bird Gallery and a Marine Gallery, which contains the rare Coelacanth, an unusual fish that was thought to be extinct, until found off the east coast of South Africa. The African herbivores exhibit is considered to be the most comprehensive collection in South Africa.

This exhibit chronicles the history of human habitation in Southern Africa beginning with an excellent display on the Bushman (San) and the rock art they left behind. Next on the scene were the Iron Age People that migrated down from Central Africa about 2,000 years ago. The Portuguese Gallery picks up the trail from here, beginning with early Portuguese explorers, who paved the way for the later colonization by other Europeans. A new exhibit investigates the rise and fall of the Great Zimbabwe the late Iron Age culture in Southern Africa.

Pietermaritzburg as it was in the Victorian era is brought to life complete with a turn of the century apothecary (chemist shop), pawnbroker, jeweler, dressmaker, blacksmith, and a wheelwright shop. The exhibit has been named 'Theophilus Shepstone Place' in honour of the Secretary of Native Affairs in Natal during this time period.

- Mon-Fri: 9:00-16:30

- 237 Loop Street

(0331) 45-1404

Accommodation Near Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem):
Pietermaritzburg Area Accommodation

Accommodation Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
From R 410,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Aberfeldy B & B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.5km East Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Aberfeldy Bed and Breakfast is personally supervised by owners Phyll and Roy Geyser together their willing and friendly staff and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you. We are your 'home from home'.

Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
From R 200,00
Per person, per night sharing.

At Home Self Catering 24

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.7km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

At Home Self Catering are up-market, stylish apartments offering convenience and comfort at great value. Don't take our word for it, we were recently were voted best value and best self catering accommodation for our area!

Duvet & Crumpets Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.2km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Duvet & Crumpets offers various self-catering accommodation options. There are double/twin en-suite units as well as garden cottages. The garden cottages are ideal for "relocation" purposes and long-term stays are available. For larger groups, ...

Duvet & Crumpets Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.2km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Duvet & Crumpets offers private accommodation in an early Maritzburg homestead. We cater for business executives, families, sporting teams and contract projects. A full English or "health" breakfast is served in the dining room or in your own unit...

From R 795,00
Per unit, per night.

Kitchener Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.2km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Self catering cottage with own kitchen and lounge. Ideal for a family as all guests share the same bathroom which is en-suite. Bedroom with one queen size bed, ceiling fan and air conditioner. Lounge with two single beds and ceiling fan. Full DSTV and

Redlands Hotel and Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.2km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

All rooms have access to 11 TV channels. Internet access is provided at no additional cost. All units have baths and showers. Apart from two Parkview Lodges, all rooms have airconditioners

Africa's Eden B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.3km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Africa's Eden is a 2 acre estate situated along a green belt and wedged between 2 streams and a mere 2.5 km from the city.

Sleeps: 34 in 4 units/rooms
From R 500,00
Per person, per night sharing.

79 On Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.4km South East Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

The long-term goal of 79 On Ridge Ben and Breakfast is to become the best choice in Pietermaritzburg for lodging by creating a differentiated experience capitalizing on personal service

Sleeps: 33 in 14 units/rooms
From R 715,00
Per unit, per night.

The Sleeping Bao B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.5km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Available are 7 individually and elegantly, fully furnished rooms overlooking well established gardens. Rooms have air conditioning / fans, all rooms are fully heated in winter. Each of the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and TV's.

Sleeps: 22 in 10 units/rooms

Valley Vista Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

3.1km West Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg Musuem)

Top class executive accommodation with all that this entails. Our Breakfasts are legendary - continental or Full English. Private leisure areas for guests - lounge and much more. Only the best service and attention to...