Luxury B&B in Pietermaritzburg

Beautiful country-like setting in the heart of Pietermaritzburg and on the doorstep of the Natal Midlands. Ideal for business visitors and guests attending the many events for which Pietermaritzburg is so famous.

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The Sleeping Bao is a beautiful face brick structure with a rich wood interior and a history spanning over 70 years. Situated in country-like settings, it is a mere three minutes from the city centre and 15 minutes from Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport. The rooms are individually and elegantly fully furnished rooms and overlook well established gardens. Rooms have air-conditioning and are heated in winter, and each has a TV and fridge as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

The Sleeping Bao Bed and Breakfast was established over fourteen years ago in the heart of Pietermaritzburg in one of the city’s prominent residential areas. The luxury accommodation is situated less than five minutes from the N3 Johannesburg – Durban highway, with easy access to all local amenities. We are situated centrally to the numerous events hosted in and around the city. The Sleeping Bao B&B is also a perfect springboard to explore the famous Midlands Meander and the surrounding inherent attractions, with the Indian Ocean and Drakensberg mountains within easy striking distance.

Guests have full access to the swimming pool and the braai area. Transfers to and from Durban International Airport and Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport can be arranged, as can tours around the Midlands Meander. Guests have full electronic access to secure off-road parking.

Accommodation and Rates

Our accommodation is warm and relaxing and is suitable for 1 to 4 guest per room with room for up to 20 guests at a time. All rooms are well equipped for all your needs.


The facilities at The Sleeping Bao are designed to make your stay with us comfortable from our pool to shuttle services we go the extra mile.

Activities and Attractions

Pietermaritzburg hosts many well-known events such as the Comrades Marathon and the Duzi Canoe race. We are also on the doorstep of the magnificent Midlands Meander Route.

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