2050: 1.5 million
Union Bible Institute
Overview of the City
Pietermaritzburg, the second largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, falls within the boundaries of Msunduzi municipality. The city is both the administrative and legislative capital of the province, which boosts investor confidence, resulting in the city’s economy growing at an astounding rate.
Pietermaritzburg is more than just a favorable investment destination; it is one of South Africa’s most desirable residential cities with well-laid-out suburbs (uMgungundlovu District Municipality IDP 2012/13).
One of its most attractive features is that it is a city in the country, surrounded by the forested hills and rolling pastures of the Natal Midlands. Centrally situated between Durban and Johannesburg, near the Drakensberg and several game reserves, Pietermaritzburg is a convenient stop over and base to explore KwaZulu-Natal.
Pietermaritzburg is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the world and one of South Africa’s most historical places. It hosts some of the country’s top sporting events, histories of the Comrades Marathon.