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Emotional moment for me. I’m a Japanese living in India. Respect Mahatma Gandhiji a lot as the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
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Must See for Mahatma Lovers

While the Pietermaritzburg railway station isn't the most entertaining thing to do in South Africa... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
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4 Nov 2018
1 Aug 2018
“Must See for Mahatma Lovers”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Railway and Pine Streets, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Emotional moment for me. I’m a Japanese living in India. Respect Mahatma Gandhiji a lot as the greatest leader. At this station, his life and the history of India are changed. I took a train from Durban to Johannesburg, and stopped this station briefly. Couldn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 1 August 2018

While the Pietermaritzburg railway station isn't the most entertaining thing to do in South Africa, if one wants to relive Gandhi's experience in South Africa, then you must visit. There is a bust of Gandhi, and there is a mini-museum detailing Gandhi's life. It's pretty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank krishnasreenivasan
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A place of great significance to our Indian and south african heritage.place not like it was when I was a young boy .it then was vibrant live .but this place is full of history .from colonial buildings to the old locomotives.a place where you will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank naidookersey
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Quaint little station, not much in use. Well maintained and houses a small museum. A visit in the time where racial discrimination was at its peak.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AfricaSafariIN
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The station building is stately, colonial, and was deserted when we visited it. There are no entrance fees. Spotlessly clean, we read the plaque commemorating Gandhi, and the station episode in the main foyer of the station. A lovely small museum on Satyagraha and the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank SNottIN
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It all started here on a cold winter night in June when the young Gandhi was thrown out of the first class compartment of a train despite having a valid ticket because of apartheid. A truly inspiring place.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ChivasG
Reviewed 6 August 2016

A visit to the Station reveals that not enough is being done to maintain the international historic value of these building. Its close links to shaping the political thinking of one of the greatest figures of the 20th Century, Mahatma Gandhi, requires that this venue...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank BeardedwonderKzn
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This railway station has a historical significance (involving Ghandi), but apart from a view plaques, this site is completely under developed and an opportunity lost. Architecturally, it is a beautiful building, but PRASA/Transnet is not capitalising on the rich railroad history. Some adjacent buildings are...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank BliceReport
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Nice place .. place where Gandhi was thrown out at night way back in 1893 . Nice place for history lovers

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Suman S
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Just down the road, about 10 minutes away. Is the old Railway Station on Railway Road & Moses Mabhida Road, 3201 Pietermaritzburg. It is still used today mainly for freight, where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off the train because of the colour of his skin,...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Cricketman_10
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