Pietermaritzburg

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Transport

Pietermaritzburg is on the N3 national road, the primary route between the Pretoria-Johannesburg-Witwatersrand conurbation and the harbour city of Durban, some 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Pietermaritzburg.

The city is served by Pietermaritzburg (Oribi) Airport, which has regular scheduled service to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Pietermaritzburg railway station is served by trains on the Johannesburg-Durban route of Shosholoza Meyl. 

Pietermaritzburg's long standing bus service was in time replaced by the Mini-Bus taxi service. There are still taxi services in use, but the most popular form of public transportation has been the mini-bus.

Pietermaritzburg is currently experiencing an upgrade in unfrastructure. The intersection of the Old Greytown Rd and the N3 is undergoing a billion rand redo by Group 5. When its eventually completed, it will greatly ease the congestion of traffic coming into town from Northdale and onto the highway.

Street Name Changes

BAYNES DRIFT ROAD ~ CHIEF MHLABUNZIMA ROAD

BERG STREET ~ HOOSEN HAFFEJEE STREET

BISHOPSTOWE ROAD ~ HARRIETTE COLENSO ROAD

CHAPEL STREET ~ PETER KERCHOFF STREET

COMMERCIAL ROAD ~ CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI ROAD

DUNCAN McKENZIE DRIVE ~ PETER BROWN DRIVE

DURBAN ROAD ~ ALAN PATON AVENUE

EAST STREET ~ MASUKWANA STREET

EDENDALE ROAD - (From Pine Street to Imbali turn-off) ~ MOSES MABHIDA ROAD

EDENDALE ROAD - (From Imbali turn-off thereon) ~ SELBY MSIMANG ROAD

LONGMARKET STREET ~ LANGALIBALELE STREET

LOOP STREET ~ JABU NDLOVU STREET

MURRAY ROAD - (From Reggie Hadebe Road to CB Downes Road) ~ GLADYS MANZI ROAD

NEW GREYTOWN ROAD ~ BHAMBATHA ROAD

NEWPORT DRIVE ~ ARCHIE GUMEDE DRIVE

OLD GREYTOWN ROAD ~ Dr CHOTA MOTALA ROAD

RICHMOND ROAD ~ REGGIE HADEBE ROAD

SLANGSPRUIT ROAD ~ SKHUMBUZO NGWENYA ROAD

SWEETWATERS ROAD ~ MBUBU ROAD 

Pietermaritzburg Airport ( Oribi Airport)

Oribi Airport is located in the vicinity of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

PZB airport (Pietermaritzburg Airport).

Airport Characteristics

Lat/Long: 29.648975 S / 30.398667 E

Elevation: 2423 feet (739 meters)

Location: Near Pietermaritzburg,

South Africa Time zone: UTC+2

Max Runway: 5043 x 98 feet (1537 x 30 meters)

Surface: ASPHALT  

Phrazyn Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 Private Bag X321, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

Tel: +27 (0) 33 392 3100

Fax: +27 (0) 33 386 1444

 

 

 

 

 


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Investments in infrastructure, location and Pietermaritzburg’s status as KwaZulu-Natal's provincial capital have contributed to the city’s airport recording the largest increase in passenger traffic among 11 counterparts around the country.

This is according to the Msunduzi Tourism Association and the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, The Mercury has reported. According to passenger movement data, Pietermaritzburg Airport boasted a 55.04 percent increase in total passenger traffic for 2011 to date, and an average growth of 15.37 percent over the past six years. Chamber chief executive Melanie Veness said she believed the increase was largely because of improved facilities, the availability and reliability of jet flights and the fact that the flights had been more reasonably priced.

“Since King Shaka is further away than Durban International was, travelling to the main airport has become more difficult for people from this area, and this has made the Pietermaritzburg Airport a very attractive option for travel to Johannesburg,” she said. Msunduzi Tourism Association president Dumisani Mhlongo believed the economic growth which accompanied the city's capital status, and sporting events in the region were part and parcel of the achievement.

Fine marketing, the hosting of high-profile events and the buy-in of Emirates Airlines was also believed to have contributed to the airport beating its Johannesburg and Cape Town counterparts to the post as the airport to have shown the biggest spike in passenger traffic over the past five years.