Boughton, Pietermaritzburg Holidays - Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal
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Boughton, in the Midlands & Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal, is one of the many suburbs that make up the Pietermaritzburg Area, making this KwaZulu Natal Midlands & Battlefields area a veritable feast of present day and historic experiences. Immersed in Zulu, Boer, British and Indian history, Pietermaritzburg is one of the few cities that embodies the true spirit of contemporary Africa, as Pietermaritzburg and it's surrounding suburbs are cultural treasures overflowing with colourful diversity.
Boughton, Pietermaritzburg lies North-West of Pietermaritzburg CBD, and this is where you will enjoy the warmest hospitality in Pietermaritzburg in Boughton accommodation at Brevisbrook Bed & Breakfast. At this Pietermaritzburg, Boughton Bed & Breakfast accommodation, you can relax in a peaceful country style property set in lush surroundings, overlooking indigenous trees and a bubbling stream. Situated in a cul-de-sac in the quiet suburb of Boughton, Pietermaritzburg, only minutes from Pietermaritzburg CBD, Brevisbrook Bed & Breakfast is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Midlands & Battlefields, Pietermaritzburg Area.
On the North side of Pietermaritzburg Central, just 4km from Boughton, Pietermaritzburg accommodation, lies one of Pietermaritzburg's pre-eminent residential areas, the exclusive Pietermaritzburg suburb of Clarendon. Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg is just a stone's throw away from Pietermaritzburg CBD, and central to the numerous acclaimed events hosted by Pietermaritzburg, namely the world famous Comrades Marathon, Duzi Canoe Marathon, Midmar Mile and AmaShovashova Cycle Race.
If you're looking for accommodation in the leafy suburb of Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, you'll find Clarendon Self Catering Apartment accommodation at 'At Home Self Catering 24', where guests can enjoy a truly secure and private stay. This comfortable up-market, stylish apartment is within easy access to the fabulous Pietermaritzburg Liberty Midlands Mall - the largest shopping centre in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands & Battlefields. making Clarendon Self Catering Apartment accommodation the perfect destination for visitors to Pietermaritzburg, whether for business or pleasure.
Make sure you drop into The Patio Cafe in Clarendon, where you'll enjoy light, wholesome and oh-so-delicious meals.
Whilst in the Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg Area, take time to visit the Natal Botanical Garden (4 minutes drive from Clarendon accommodation and 4 minutes from Boughton, Pietermaritzburg accommodation), an impressive Pietermaritzburg heritage site designed around a magnificent plane tree avenue, and other century old trees. Many of the original trees planted in 1874 still exist today, having now matured into their full majestic glory, giving the garden a distinctly Victorian atmosphere.
Nearby Wembley, Pietermaritzburg with its avenue of maples and jacarandas (7.1km from Boughton, Pietermaritzburg accommodation, and 8 minutes North of Pietermaritzburg Central), boasts being within walking distance of the renowned Pietermaritzburg Royal Agricultural Show Grounds, where the annual Royal Show exhibits the largest exhibition of its kind in Africa, displaying some of the finest livestock and agricultural equipment.
Luxury Wembley Bed & Breakfast accommodation can be found at The Sleeping Bao B&B, a beautiful face brick structure with a rich wood interior and a history spanning over 70 years, and Wembley Self Catering accommodation at Duvet & Crumpets offers a delightful Pietermaritzburg experience for longer stays. Wembley Hotel accommodation at the elegant Redlands Hotel is situated in the heart of the secure Pietermaritzburg Redlands Estate, and is famous for its fine dining in 'The Blue Room'. Visit the Where To Stay Wembley accommodation page for more info on these prestigious Wembley accommodation establishments.
While in Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, make sure you visit Wylie Park situated on a peak overlooking Pietermaritzburg. Here you can stroll through stunning landscaped gardens which feature an abundance of proteas and azaleas, or hike along the Linwood Hiking Trail to the top of Pietermaritzburg's World's View. This Pietermaritzburg Area park is truly a place for quiet reflection and contemplation.
Before crossing the N3 highway and heading for the northern Pietermaritzburg suburbs, you'll come across Athlone, Pietermaritzburg 5 minutes from Wembley, Pietermaritzburg accommodation, and 8.6km from Boughton, Pietermaritzburg accommodation. Athlone, Pietermaritzburg is one of the older, more upmarket Pietermaritzburg suburbs, and is favoured as it's considered to be 'the cooler side' of Pietermaritzburg. This lush, quiet Pietermaritzburg Area suburb is about 3km from the Pietermaritzburg CBD, and boasts Star Graded Athlone Bed & Breakfast accommodation, which offers top class executive and family accommodation at affordable prices, with magnificent views of Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding Pietermaritzburg Area.
For a taste of traditional arts and crafts, the Basani Art and Craft Centre located just minutes away from Athlone accommodation in Hyslop Road, Pietermaritzburg, provides visitors with the opportunity to purchase various artworks directly from local Zulu artists who work daily in the centre's "Work In Progress Gallery".
Once over the N3 highway North of Boughton, Pietermaritzburg, head for Montrose, Pietermaritzburg - 9.2km from Boughton, Pietermaritzburg accommodation, where the golfer can sleep almost right on the course in Montrose Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the Victoria Country Club Guest House - the best way to experience the unique amenities of this scenic Pietermaritzburg golf course. Guests can choose to eat in the elegant Egret Restaurant, where an a la carte menu is offered, or the more relaxed Reggies Bar with its spacious veranda overlooking the golf course. Montrose Self Catering accommodation can be found right on the doorstep of the popular Cascades shopping centre in the leafy northern Pietermaritzburg suburb of Montrose. At this bright and spacious, modern indoor Pietermaritzburg shopping centre, you can indulge yourself at the Olive and Oil Pietermaritzburg, the Mediterranean restaurant that will most certainly be the perfect part of a perfect day.
Tourists to Pietermaritzburg must take time to visit Winterskloof, Pietermaritzburg (8.5km from Boughton, Pietermaritzburg accommodation). Winterskloof lies on the western fringe of Pietermaritzburg's famous World's View, which provides a magnificent view of Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding Midlands & Battlefields countryside. Swirling mist is common in the vicinity of the Pietermaritzburg World's View observation point, which together with the dense trees, often results in a rather mystical atmosphere high above Pietermaritzburg. Throughout the year the forest mists linger over the lush Winterskloof valley, which is alive with the sound of cascading stream water, and the calls of forest-dwelling birds. While the mighty African Crowned Eagle soars overhead, seventy other bird species can be found nesting and foraging in the balmy Winterskloof forests, along with vervet monkeys, blue duiker, bushpig, genet and mongoose.
The nature lover can experience this Winterskloof wonderland for themselves, as lying in the heart of Winterskloof is the tiny Doreen Clarke Nature Reserve, where visitors can amble through a forest of indigenous mist-belt trees like the stately yellow-wood, and inhale the fragrance of wild flowers, and other exotic species like the exquisite gardenia.
You too can stay-a-while in Pietermaritzburg, Winterskloof, at superb Winterskloof Self Catering Cottage accommodation situated within the Winterskloof Conservancy. Glengarth Cottage is set in a large peaceful garden teeming with abundant bird life, and is ideal for the sports enthusiasts, as there are large networks of mountain bike trails right on its doorstep. At Teapot House - another Winterskloof Self Catering Cottage accommodation option, there's plenty of space for the children to run around, with a full jungle-gym and Wendy house.
To add to your enjoyment of Winterskloof, visit Rose's Rainbows on Azalea Lane in Winterskloof, where you'll find a sanctuary that will calm your mind and heal your body.
For delightful restaurant experiences near Winterskloof, the Old Main Brewery in nearby Hilton Pietermaritzburgh offers a real English Pub experience, with a crackling fire, beer on tap and a festive vibe. This Pietermaritzburg eatery invites you to drop in for honest food, authentic beer and great company.
Known as a gem among the culinary venues in the Pietermaritzburg Midlands & Battlefields, Nicolson's Restaurant and Bar brings to Pietermaritzburg an excitement about food and flavour, which is guaranteed to tickle the most jaded palates.
Clarendon, Wembley, Winterskloof, Athlone and Montrose are all included in the many suburbs that make up the Pietermaritzburg Area. Being so centrally situated between Durban, the Drakensberg and many KwaZulu Natal Game Reserves, Pietermaritzburg is the ideal first or final leg of the Midlands Meander. Stay overnight in one of the broad selection of Pietermaritzburg Bed and Breakfast accommodation options, Pietermaritzburg Self Catering Apartment accommodation, Pietermaritzburg Bush Lodges (Catered) accommodation, Pietermaritzburg Self Catering Chalet accommodation, Pietermaritzburg Hotel accommodation, and Pietermaritzburg Self Catering Cottage accommodation. To see full details of these spectacular Pietermaritzburg establishments, visit the WhereToStay.co.za Pietermaritzburg accommodation page.