Fly to Pietermaritzburg
Whether you are a South African seeking cheap flights to Pietermaritzburg, or an international visitor planning to visit this part of KwaZulu-Natal, this airport is the gateway to one of the province’s most charming historical cities.
Pietermaritzburg is the capital city of the KwaZulu Natal province and you will find plenty to see and do in this part of KZN. With a good mixture of history, culture, scenery and even wildlife to be found in the city and its surrounds, you'll love exploring one of the most charming cities in the province with the help of Pietermaritzburg flights from Travelstart.
See and do
Things to see and do in the city and its surrounds include the Basani Arts and Crafts Centre, Natal Zoological Gardens, Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens, Church Street shopping area, Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, Queen Elizabeth Park, Valley of a Thousand Hills and Howick Falls to name but a few.
You may want to stop past Abingdon Wine Estate while you’re in the city, to visit the only single vineyard boutique producer in KwaZulu-Natal. They are open on weekends and public holidays, with weekdays open by prior arrangement. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Abingdon red blends to take home after your visit.
After your flight, you will of course need to get around. Bus services run throughout the city, while mini bus taxis are a cheap, if not nerve-wracking option. There is also a fairly reliable rail service connecting the City Centre to the rest of the city, while shuttles to and from the airport can easily be arranged after Pietermaritzburg flights arrive.
Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport - PZB
Also known as ORIBI Airport, PZB Airport is not the largest, nor the fanciest airport in the country. But what it lacks in size and facilities, it makes up for in convenience. The airport is situated on Oribi Road, comprising a single story building that caters to domestic arrivals and departures.
Food and beverage: Sadly, there are no restaurants or shops at this small airport, so you’ll only be able to revive after you head into the city itself.
Forex: Currently there are no established bureaux de change at this airport, however there are major SA banks in town, including ABSA, Standard Bank and FNB.
Lost Luggage: Find the nearest airport security person, or head to the arrivals desk to get some help.
Airport Hotels: There are no hotels situated within the airport itself, but there are plenty in town, including StayEasy Pietermaritzburg, Protea Hotel Imperial, Protea Hotel Hilton, The Golden Horse Casino & Hotel, Redlands Hotel & Lodge and Orion Wartburg Hotel.
Car Hire: The car hire desk is found in the small arrivals hall, with operators such as Hertz, Budget, Tempest, Capital, Rhino and Europcar all available.
Airport Hub: Pietermaritzburg's Oribi Airport is a hub for SA Airlink, with scheduled services to and from Johannesburg.