Luxury B&B Accommodation

Beautiful country-like setting in the heart of Pietermaritzburg the capital of the Zulu Kingdom. Ideal for business visitors and guest attending the many events for which Pietermaritzburg is so famous.

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 guest at a time. All room 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.

Local Activities and Attractions

Pietermaritzburg hosts many well know events such as the Comrades Marathon and the Duzi Canoe race but there is so much more available right on our doorstep.

About Us

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

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. There are eight individually and elegantly, fully furnished rooms overlooking well established gardens. Rooms have air-conditioning and fans and are heated in winter, and each has a TV and fridge as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

Guests have full access to the heated swimming pool and there is a braai area around the pool, that is available for use. 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.

Contact Us

The Sleeping Bao

139 Howick Rd, Wembley, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
Tel: 033 394 6728
Afristay has named The Sleeping Bao Bed and Breakfast as a Best Value Pietermaritzburg Destination.

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