Choose a topic to read more about Your Destination!
began as a small harbour during the Anglo Boer War in 1879, is now a fast growing
town, a very important one as it is now the largest harbour in South
Africa. It was set up by the Commodore of the Cape - Sir Frederick
Richards, and named after him too. Surrounded by sugar-cane, wetlands
and beaches, it has everything to offer in close proximity. And various
annual and seasonal events, as well as many sporting activities are sure
to keep you entertained.
PARKS Natal has an abundance of Game Parks, many of them dedicated
to a specific cause, and Richards Bay is with driving distance of some
of the major parks, such as the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park.
SANCTUARIES There many bird sanctuaries within and around Richards
Bay which are dedicated to preserving the areas beautiful bird-life.
& CROCODILE FARMS Farms, farms and more farms in the area, be
sure to visit them.
A wide range of watersports is available in and around Richards
Bay, including scuba diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, wind surfing,
fishing and surfing. Its beautiful beaches make it the ideal spot for
well as watersport, there are other sporting facilities available,
such as: horse riding, hiking and simply relaxing on the beaches,
which is a sport of its own.
A modern shopping complex in Richards Bay offers any shopping
enthusiast a great days outing. Many flea markets are also arranged
which is a colourful experience.
LIFE There are many night clubs as well as organised activities to
keep visitors busy from early till late.