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Scottsville is a large suburb situated to the south-east of Pietermaritzburg city centre in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. This neat residential suburb has a high concentration of the country’s top schools and the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus is located here. The suburb is bounded by rivers and a canal running through the suburb with large sections of green space available to residents.
Scottsville buzzes with student activity which has shopping centres and strip malls, sports parks, a horseracing track and churches of all denominations, some housed in old Victorian-style buildings. The suburb is only a few minutes’ walk to Pietermaritzburg city centre.
Top 8 reasons to visit Scottsville
1. Horse riding is a popular pastime in Pietermaritzburg and there are a number of riding schools in and around the city. The Canterbury Equestrian Centre borders a nature reserve nearby and further afield is the Ashburton Pony Club.
2. Named after the long... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.