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.

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Sleeps: 10 in 3 units/rooms
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At Home Self Catering 24

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.2km South West of center of 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!

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Redlands Hotel and Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.2km South West of center of 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

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A Bit of Heaven

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.5km South West of center of Royal Agricultural Show

WELCOME TO A BIT OF HEAVEN A Bit of Heaven is a peaceful break, overlooking a fairy tale garden. This centrally situated accommodation option is only 5 minutes from the Johannesburg and Durban N3 highway, with easy access to all local amenities.  It is

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Sleeps: 39 in 18 units/rooms

The Sleeping Bao B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.5km South West of center of 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.

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Africa's Eden B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.6km South West of center of 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.

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Duvet & Crumpets Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.6km South West of center of 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, ...

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Kitchener Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

1.6km South West of center of 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

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Sleeps: 16 in 4 units/rooms

The Jays Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

2.1km South West of center of Royal Agricultural Show

Comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, private entrances and secure off-road parking in a beautiful garden. Ideal for business people and a home away from home for all travellers. Close to the city centre, restaurants, shops, hospitals and...

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Sleeps: 2

Gecko Hill

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

2.4km West of center of 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.

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Little Europe

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Pietermaritzburg

5.2km South East of center of Royal Agricultural Show

Little Europe Bed & Breakfast accommodation is situated 2km from Hayfields shopping centre, Scottsville Race Course, Nedbank Centre and Natal University.

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