Royal Agricultural Show

Royal Agricultural Show

The Royal Agricultural Show, or more commonly known as the Royal Show, originated forty years before the start of the Anglo Boer War. The show had already been growing, while the main trunk line to the Witwatersrand was being built, and technological innovations such as electricity and transistor radios were being slowly introduced into homes throughout the country. At that time cattle, sheep, horses and pigs were paraded along Pietermaritzburg's Commercial Street towards the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds.

Today the Royal Show is the largest exhibition of its kind in Africa, displaying some of the finest livestock and agricultural equipment. The venue also houses a range of activities and displays which shed light on the entire industrial, commercial and service sectors within the province. 2011 sees the Royal Show taking place between Friday, 27 May to Sunday, 05 June 2011.

The 2,100 sqm. food hall provides visitors with an interesting and informative insight into the chain of food processing, from farm fields to the dining table, through a series of exhibits and demonstrations. In the recently refurbished hundred year old Crafts and Home industries hall, visitors are treated to an impressive display of skill and talent, which includes various fine examples of embroidery, needlework, tapestries, knitting, painting, photography and woodwork. Other halls at the show feature various displays regarding regional tourism and business, adding to a total area of 4,000 sqm. of undercover exhibition space, allocated for a wide spectrum of general displays.

The outdoor stands also house a large variety of exhibits varying from building requisites to swimming pools, and the latest ranges of cars and trucks, as well as materials handling and building equipment.

Accommodation Royal Agricultural Show

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

1.2km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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!

Redlands Hotel and Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.2km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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

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

1.5km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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.

Africa's Eden B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.6km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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.

Duvet & Crumpets Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.6km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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

1.6km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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

1.6km South West Royal Agricultural Show

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

Graded:
Sleeps: 22 in 10 units/rooms

Valley Vista Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

1.9km West Royal Agricultural Show

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...

From R 320,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Gecko Hill

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.4km West Royal Agricultural Show

Situated a mere 600 metres from the popular Cascades shopping centre in the leafy northern suburb of Montrose, and less than 5 minutes drive to the Liberty Midlands Mall and the N3 highway, Gecko Hill is a popular self catering destination.

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

Aberfeldy B & B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg Area

2.9km South East Royal Agricultural Show

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'.