World’s View is located in the Zwartkops mountain range, three kilometres west of Pietermarizburg, and is where many Voortrekker wagons, arriving in Natal in 1837/38, began their descent into Pietermaritzburg. In what became known as the Great Trek the Voortrekkers left the Cape Colony, beginning in 1835, to escape British rule.
Many of them came to Natal and negotiated with the Zulu King Dingane for land to settle and farm. The actual route that the wagons took down from World’s View can still be seen. In addition, the site provides stunning views of Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding country.