The old road from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is a scenic switchback of curves, rises and drops.
A number of inns were built along this route. The Wayside Hotel was one of these hostelries, where stage-coaches changed horses and passangers refreshed themselves.
The inn was built in 1849 and during the next year a town was laid out around it and named Pinetown after the Governor of Natal, Sir Benjamin Pine.
Created: Tuesday, March 3, 2009; Last updated: Sunday, November 1, 2015
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