Pietermaritzburg, situated in the scenic reaches of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, is a city known for its diverse cultural heritage and rich history. Named after two Voortrekker leaders, Piet Retief and Gert Maritz, it is colloquially referred to as "Maritzburg" or simply "PMB". Notably recognized for its Victorian architecture, Pietermaritzburg houses some of the country's most esteemed buildings, such as the red brick City Hall which holds the title as the largest brick structure in the southern hemisphere. Visitors flock to experience the city's myriad of offerings, encompassing hiking in the verdant forests and exploring infamous landmarks including the location where Nelson Mandela was captured and arrested in 1962. Simultaneously, it offers an array of eclectic eateries, annual events such as the Dusi Canoe Marathon and Comrades Marathon, making it a captivating blend of natural beauty and vibrant culture.