Baynesfield Estate is run by a Board of Trustees as a working farm. The Board of Trustees is divided into the farming company, Joseph Baynes (Pty) Ltd; and the Trust Committee. The Board of Administration makes a financial grant annually to the Museum Committee for the maintenance and development of the Museums.
KwaZulu Natal Game and Nature Reserves The Bisley Valley Nature Reserve. One of the lesser-known reserves around Pietermaritzburg, even to the locals, Bisley Valley Nature Reserve is a beautiful spot to which to retreat from the world for a picnic, or a morning of bird-spotting.
Garden of Remembrance and the Weeping Cross of Delville Wood Located in the Kwazulu Natal city of Pietermaritzburg is the fascinating Garden of Remembrance. Dedicated to soldiers who died during the two World Wars, the Garden of Remembrance with its Delville Wood Cross is a popular attraction in Pietermaritzburg.
The KZN Museum is very excited to be part of the Scifest to be held in Grahamstown from the 7-13 March this year. Marsha Kalika from the Museum’s education department will be running an interactive workshop on climate change, its causes and impacts on the environment and society.
A century-old avenue of London plane trees, a lotus pond, and a stream at the foot of a forested hillside create the perfect habitat for over 150 bird species. Put KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pietermaritzburg route builder.
Gandhi, who had a first class ticket, refused and was thrown off the train in Pietermaritzburg. This became a momentous moment in Gandhi’s life as he decided to stay and fight the oppression of Indians in South Africa. It was during this struggle that he developed his unique resistance movement known as Satyagraha.
The Natal Parliament was disbanded in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was formed, and the Assembly became the meeting place of the Natal Provincial Council. The Council was disbanded in 1986. Since then, the premises have been tenanted by civil servants. Committees of the former Tricameral Parliament occasionally used the chamber.