The town is vibrant and fast becoming the north coast holiday destination, offering spectacular scenery and unspoiled beaches. It is one of the closest sea destinations from Gauteng and enjoys a summer climate all year round.
The commercial and industrial development of Richards Bay has been a bonus for the sophisticated tourist and holiday maker. Its bustling business centre has every modern facility and the town boasts excellent recreational facilities for residents and visitors alike.
The town boasts the counrty's largest harbour and some of its most magnificent wetland scenery. "Industrial Tourism" is actively promoted and groups are able to visit industrial plants, mines and other operations.
The town also offers the visitor entrance to Zululand. This once forgotten corner of the African continent is a land of exquisite beauty characterised by incredible diversity. On its eastern boundary its golden shores are gently caressed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The coastline stretches some three hundred and fifty kilometres from the mouth of the mighty Tugela River in the south to the Mozambique border in the north. The coastal plains include endless unspoiled beaches and coastal conservation areas and incorporate the largest Earnestine system in Southern Africa.
Richards Bay Activities:
A new concept in tourism, offering an informative day-trip for those in town for business.
Surfing, hiking, fishing and bathing, and the requisite facilities.
Richards Bay Game Reserve
Set up to protect lagoon animals formely subject to intensive slaughtering, the reserve features a prodigious number of aquatic birds and animal species including hippos and crocodiles.
Things to do in Richards Bay: