Liberty Midland Mall
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Known as the capital and second-largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg (sometimes informally abbreviated to PMB) also goes by the shortened name ‘Maritzburg’ in Afrikaans, English, and Zulu. In terms of climate, Pietermaritzburg’s humid subtropical weather means warm/hot summers with frequent rainfall, and dry winters with the occasional frost.
Tourists visiting the city will have their fair share of sightseeing attractions, from day trips and safaris to cultural tours. And although not a coastal setting, Pietermaritzburg offers easy access to Durban’s golden beaches, which are only 77 km away.
Fortunately, those not interested in a beach day have other options, like The Pietermaritzburg National Botanic Garden. Established in the 1870s (making it one of the world’s oldest gardens), this natural oasis presents a wealth of rare and endangered indigenous plants, as well as impressive birdlife (over 150 species have already been recorded).
For those interested in arts and crafts, the Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery awaits. Established back in 2001, the gallery is committed to showcasing a wide range of designs (from paintings and prints to sculptures and photographic exhibitions) by some of South Africa’s most beloved artists, as well as various international ones.
Then there’s always the possibility of seeing what special discounts and promotional offers are available at Pietermaritzburg’s shopping malls.
From sleek malls to more informal centres, Pietermaritzburg has various options for those in the mood to shop.
Like Liberty Woodlands Mall with its 78,000 m² area layout. Regarded by many as Pietermaritzburg’s most impressive shopping hub, the mall offers an exceptional retail experience by blending local inspiration with international style. Locals and guests can shop to their hearts’ content at well-known outlets like Exclusive Books, Truworths Man, and Sausage Saloon.
Over in Chase Valley Downs we find the Cascades Lifestyle Centre. Known as Pietermaritzburg’s only boutique lifestyle shopping centre, shoppers can relish in the open-air restaurants, outdoor shops, and big brand outlets like Toy Planet, Spur, Sorbet, and more.
For a more high-profile setting, head on over to Brookside Mall in Gumtree- and Willow Road. Here is where 23+ stores are housed in an ultra-modern and super sleek structure to ensure shoppers are offered the best in daily convenience – which includes 700+ parking bays. Some of the well-known names shoppers can expect to encounter at Brookside Mall include Checkers Hyper, Just Plastics, The Top Shop, and more.
Don’t forget about The Victoria Centre in Greyling Street. This open-air strip centre with its 10,000+ m² of retail space is just superb in case you need to pick up anything related to food, fashion, sports, and more. Remember to bring your card as you’ll undoubtedly need it at The Crazy Store, American Express Foreign Exchange, Clicks Pharmacy, and others.
Finally, those wanting to avoid large and overcrowded spaces should consider The Mall at Scottsville. This modest centre remains a popular shopping location for locals, especially Scottsville residents, with outlet options like The Fix, Planet Fitness, The Perfume Garden, and more.
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