Day 7: June 6: Travel to Pietermartizburg

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Travel distance between Durban and Pietermartizburg – 41 miles | 67.58 km

 After breakfast, pack luggage, hotel check-out and load onto bus. 

 We begin the morning with a visit to 1000 Hills Community Helpers founded by Dawn Leppan and Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country. 

dawn leppan


The organization was first established in 1989, originally as a program to feed those in poverty and suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS. After seeing the overwhelming amount of people in need, it was concluded that something more would need to be done, thus founding 1000 Hills Community Helpers  

Pietermaritzburg - Railway Stationcompressed



After our visit with Dawn Leppan, we transfer by Coach to Pietermaritzburg – political capital city of Kwa Zulu Natal.  Pietermartizburg is the location of the station infamous for officials ordering the Mahatma off of the train to Pretoria – Gandhi regarded this incident as having changed the course of his life.



Railway Station Pietermartizburg

Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodations:  Protea Hotel Imperial