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About Richard's Bay

Richard's Bay is a seaport on the Mhlatuze lagoon in KwaZulu Natal province,  on the east coast of South Africa. It is a busy port as huge coal reserves are shipped out from here. It is  the world’s largest coal terminal.  International yachts moor at th... read more

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28 accommodation listings in Richard's Bay. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Angler's Rod Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

For peace of mind, come and enjoy your holiday, business trip or just a getaway with us.

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Gym
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar

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R650.0

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Premier Hotel the Richards

Hotels, Resorts in Richard's Bay

This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Located between the Indian Ocean and Lake Mzingazi, this classical-s...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Internet access
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV
WiFi
Gym

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R1230.0

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Woodpecker Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge in Richard's Bay

Woodpecker Inn boasts 40 en-suite / airconditioned bedrooms decorated in fresh country fabrics. You can opt for an el...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV
Pet Friendly
Bar

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R560.0

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Aristo Manor Guest House

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

Aristo Manor advices you to relax, boutique settings to take away the stress. The pool and sundeck area creates peace...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility
Internet access
Jacuzzi
Aircon
TV

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R650.0

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The Duck Inn

Bed and Breakfast in Richard's Bay

Duck Inn is truly a "home from Home' for people who enjoy fine accommodation as well as personal service and hospital...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Internet access
WiFi
DSTV
TV

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R770.0

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La Rochelle Inn

Bed and Breakfast in Richard's Bay

4000 square meter ; 2 main houses; 13 outside units; 2 swimming pools; huge garden with koi fish fond and lost of wat...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
TV
Braai Area
Bar
Full Kitchen
Internet access

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R920.0

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Seagull Lodge

Self Catering in Richard's Bay

1 x Double bed for 1 or 2 people
Fold up bed can be added for children under 6 years old
2 x Single Beds for 2 Peopl...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
DSTV

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R1170.0

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La Mer Lodge

Bed and Breakfast in Richard's Bay

La Mer Lodge is a quiet home away from home. After a long drive or day in the office , relax and unwind with us next ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
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Braai Area
Aircon
Parking on Premises
Bar

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R550.0

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Nomusa Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Richard's Bay

Our rooms are comfortably fitted with single, double, queen and king beds and every room has its own theme. The estab...

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Gecko Inn

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

Gecko Inn is located in the city of Umhlatuze, Richards Bay, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal. The true gateway to the m...

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DSTV
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R950.0

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Figtree Lane Lodge

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

Figtree Lane Lodge is sheltered in the shade of mature fig trees. This executive guest house with 4 exclusive self-ca...

Aircon
Bar
Internet access

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R680.0

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Town Hopper Accommodation & Spa

Self Catering in Richard's Bay

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Aircon
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Wheelchair Friendly
Conference Facility
TV

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R700.0

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Mzingazi Waterfront Accommodation

Apartments in Richard's Bay

mZingazi Waterfront Village is a unique residential village located in Richard Bay, situated on the superb Tuzi Gazi ...

Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R1152.0

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Fish Eagle Inn

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

The Fish Eagle Inn is situated 500 m from Richards Bay Airport, surrounded by an indigenous forest garden. The Inn of...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon
Parking on Premises
WiFi

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R600.0

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DuneSide Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

DuneSide Guest House is located in the city of uMhlathuze, Richards Bay, in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The true gate...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Bar
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R1140.0

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Serendipity Bed and Breakfast

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

Whether in Richards Bay for business or on holiday with family and friends Serendipity Guesthouse offers a range of f...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R560.0

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Hippo Inn

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Richard's Bay

We are situated in one of Richards Bay's most beautiful suburbs Meer en See. Hippo Inn is ideal for business people...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Full Kitchen
Internet access

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R600.0

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Imvubu Lodge

Chalets, Game Lodges in Richard's Bay

mvubu Lodge is conveniently situated adjacent to the beautiful, and scenic Lake Menywa. Boasting the best of both lux...

WiFi
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Conference Facility
DSTV
TV

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R1100.0

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Crayfish Creek Guest House

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

Crayfish Creek Guest House is situated in Richards Bay on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, approximately 200 km nort...

Aircon
TV

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R700.0

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Ushaka Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Richard's Bay

Ushaka Bed and Breakfast is centrally located in the suburbs of Richards Bay on the North coast. This immaculate acco...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Laundry facilities
WiFi
DSTV
TV

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R647.0

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The Ridge Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

A warm welcome to The Ridge Guest House which is owned and managed by Roy and Debbie Davidson. The Ridge, built in 19...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Bar
WiFi
Aircon
DSTV

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R990.0

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Richards Bay Caravan Park

Caravan Parks in Richard's Bay

Situated in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, and with direct access to the beach, the resort is very convenie...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Parking on Premises

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R130.0

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Maroelas Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast in Richard's Bay

Maroelas Guesthouse is nicely nested between marula trees and the property is beautifully shaded by these wonderful p...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Aircon
Parking on Premises
Laundry facilities

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R725.0

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Royal Pelican Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

Royal Pelican is situated in the main road of Richards Bay. The Bed & Breakfast accommodation is situated in a magnif...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Gym
Braai Area
DSTV
Laundry facilities

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R10000.0

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La Renee Apartment

Apartments, Self Catering in Richard's Bay

La-Renee is a spacious and comfortable self-catering apartment situated in Merensee in KwaZulu-Natal. It can accommod...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
TV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R950.0

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Nyathi Lodge

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

We pride ourselves on superb African hospitality and personal attention while providing comfort and luxury at an affo...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Bar
Braai Area
Conference Facility
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
TV

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R700.0

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The Elephant Hills Bed and Breakfast

Guest Houses in Richard's Bay

The Elephant Hills Richards Bay is situated in the upmarket residential area of Meerensee, cradled between the Indian...

Swimming Pool

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R800.0

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Challenor Ridge

Bed and Breakfast in Richard's Bay

Challenor Ridge Richards Bay offer quality Richards Bay accommodation that caters for Bed & Breakfast and Self Cateri...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Braai Area
Aircon

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R450.0

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More info about Richard's Bay

Richard's Bay is a seaport on the Mhlatuze lagoon in KwaZulu Natal province,  on the east coast of South Africa. It is a busy port as huge coal reserves are shipped out from here. It is  the world’s largest coal terminal.  International yachts moor at the modern yacht basin.

Richard's Bay is the largest commercial centre in the region,  and a springboard for tourists visiting the wildlife, wetlands, beach and cultural attractions surrounding the town.  

The climate in  Richard's Bay  is sub-tropical and the golden beaches extend for miles along this coastline, 10 of which are  Blue Flag beaches due to their safety, beauty and pristine amenities.

Things to do

Lots of sunshine, warm waters, gentle waves, grassed areas and lifeguards on duty at the Alkantstrand beach make for an idyllic beach outing. This Blue Flag beach has various amenities on site and has been designated to host major surfing competitions in the near future.

The Richard's Bay Game Sanctuary is a marine reserve encompassing an old swamp forest and the tidal mudflats attract huge flocks of varied bird types. The waters are an important breeding ground for several fish species.

East of Richard's Bay lies iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of the few pristine, undeveloped areas in South Africa where village life continues unperturbed and wildlife roams freely. A World Heritage Site, the park has 10 jewels to explore – the Lake St Lucia Estuary is a haven for crocodiles, hippos and birdlife and the remote Coastal Forest is where human beings rarely set foot – to name just 2 jewels.

The dense Dhlinza Forest in Eshowe is worth a visit purely to traverse the aerial boardwalk for an up close view of vervet monkeys and tree dwelling birds and to watch the various buck species grazing below.

Boats entering the small craft harbour in Richards Bay are required to ‘check-in’ at the Tuzi Gazi Marina with its popular waterfront. The waterfront has various restaurants overlooking the yacht basin and within walking distance is the Meerensee shopping mall. Boats leaving the harbour are given a ‘flight plan’ by the port authority.

For an insight into the Zulu culture, stop in at the Veyane Zulu Cultural Village outside the town of Mtubatuba.

The Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort in Empangeni promises to be a fun filled day out for adults. Aside from gambling, the resort has several onsite restaurants in which to enjoy a quality meal.

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve north of Richards Bay is the oldest game farm in Africa and the only park in KwaZulu Natal hosting the Big 5 (lion, elephant, hippo, buffalo and rhino). Various safari options, including a self-guided walk, are available at the park.

Enjoy a round of golf at the Richard’s Bay Country Club overlooking unspoilt Lake Mzingazi.

The Empangeni Arts and Cultural History Museum displays fabulous Zulu works of art and artefacts sourced from the pioneer sugar farmers.

Hire fishing equipment from several suppliers in town to do some fishing along the Mhlatuze river mouth.

 

Where to Eat

Porky’s Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurant is on the marina, the perfect spot to enjoy the well-cooked meals on offer and views of the luxury yachts moored nearby.

The family oriented Outpost Restaurant on Lake Mzingazi is a popular venue over the weekends for their seafood specials. Nice vibe. Booking essential.

Mariners is a Portuguese restaurant located at the harbour and offering first-rate, fresh seafood and sushi dishes. The prawn curry is recommended.

Jacks on the Bay Restaurant is a favourite hangout with the locals and the Sunday buffet is extremely popular. Fresh fish dishes, nicely priced drinks, good décor and a brilliant location.

 

Night Life

Mustang Pub & Grill is a festive pub/restaurant at the waterfront where the locals tend to gather. Join them for a Karaoke evening and look out for the regular dinner specials.

Gimbals Richards Bay is located at the Tuzi Gazi marina. This restaurant hosts big name bands and national DJs for their regular weekly themed parties. Big screen TVs available for viewing of major sports events. Be there for the happy hour and prawn specials.  

Meerensee’s Basement Bar is a late night dance venue with local DJs on the decks, pool tables and conversation pit.

Pop in for a beer at the Sports Bar in the Richards Bay Indoor Sports Arena.

 

Where to Stay

Richards Bay has a fantastic selection of accommodation options. Comfortable lodging ranges from immaculate hotels, inns and lodges to charming B&Bs and relaxed caravan parks, all staffed with people eager to make your stay enjoyable.

 

Transport

Air Richards Bay airport provides useful access for travellers wanting to visit the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. All flights via the international airports in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Car Two car rental companies are located downtown or you can book your rental online.

Taxi Three taxi operators are based in Richards Bay for your convenience.

 

Did you know?

When visiting the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve it is suggested that precautions be taken against malaria.

Chief Nkosi Mtubatuba was a Zulu tribal chief living in the area in the 1920s. He was a wealthy cattle owner and would occasionally instruct his tribesman to bring out his money for counting. The money was stuffed in all forms of canister, tin, box and bag. Counting took so long that the final amount was seldom determined and so the charismatic Chief would cease the counting and attempt a recount on another day. The town of Mtubatuba is named after him.