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Location in Meerensee, Richards Bay

About Richards Bay
The Bustling town of Richards Bay began as a makeshift harbour set up by a Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards during the Anglo-Boer War of 1879, and settlement sprang up around a port now named after Richards.

The town is vibrant and fast becoming the north coast holiday destination, offering spectacular scenery and unspoilt beaches. It is one of the closest sea destinations from Gauteng and enjoys a summer climate all year round.

Besides rapid industrial expansion, the tourism industry of this region is flourishing. 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.

Things To Do
Alkantstrand is located in the little town of Richards Bay; a sub-tropical beach that provides warm water from the Indian Ocean making it perfect swimming temperature all year round.

Enseleni Nature reserve consists of coastal grasslands and forest and the Nseleni river provides a freshwater habitat. For birding enthusiasts the reserve boasts several unusual or rare species, namely African finfoot, purple crested lourie, Pels fishing owl, white-eared barbet and three species of elusive nightjars, Mozambique, Fiery necked and European.

Gautenger's do not need to fear shopping withdrawal symtoms!! Huge modern mall with all the usual franchises and a number of different boutique shops.

Distance Calculations to Richards Bay
  • Pretoria,Gauten to Richards Bay is : 509 Km
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng to Richards Bay is : 487 Km
  • Cape Town, Western Cape to Richards Bay is : 1413 Km
  • Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape to Richards Bay is : 842 Km
  • Bloemfontein, Free State to Richards Bay is : 568 Km
  • Nelspruit, Mpumalanga to Richards Bay is : 382 Km
  • Kimberley, Northern Cape to Richards Bay is : 711 Km
  • Polokwane, Limpopo to Richards Bay is : 601 Km

How to get there
  • BY AIR: SA Express (035 786 0301) conduct daily flights between Richards Bay and Johannesburg.
  • BY ROAD: The two main feeder roads to Richards Bay are the N2 highway from Durban (South) and Pongola (North), and the R34 from Vryheid and Melmoth (West). The condition of the roads between towns ranges from average to adequate, The Greyhound Bus (035 792 1283) runs between Richards Bay and most major centres.
  • BY SEA: Richards Bay is the first port of call with world-class facilities for vessels coming from the east. The Zululand Yacht Club (035 788 0256) and the Tuzi Gazi Moorings (035 788 0031) cater for the international yachting fraternity.