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Richards Bay

Blue Flag Beauty

The town of Richards Bay is a progressive seaport town located in an attractive environment. This town is vibrant and fast becoming the north coast holiday destination, offering spectacular scenery and unspoilt beaches. Residents of this town can enjoy a summer climate all year round. Richards Bay business centre has modern facilities and excellent recreational activities for residents and visitors alike. A popular beach in Richards Bay is the one and only Alkantstrand blue flag beach. Surfers and bathers flock to Alkantstrand Beach to enjoy the waves and the view surrounding this stunning area.

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Tuzi Gazi Waterfront in Richards Bay
The Protea hotel at the Waterfront in Richards Bay
Restaurant staff in Richards Bay

The focal point of entertainment is at the Tuzi Gazi waterfront at the Small Crafts harbour with restaurants, craft shops and water sport facilities. You can also walk around the marina or take a moonlight stroll along the beach. The Boardwalk Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in Richards Bay. There are cinemas, restaurants and bars, with over one hundred shops at this centre.

Yachts at the Yacht Club in Richards Bay
A yacht on the Mzingazi Waterfront in Richards Bay

Over weekends a vibrant hum echoes the shores as all kinds of vessels take to the water, providing pleasant entertainment for those basking in the sun or relaxing in the cool shades of the Casuarina trees.

Lake Mzingazi in Richards Bay
Fishing in Lake Mzingazi in Richards Bay

The Dolphin Viewing Platform is situated at the end of the North Breakwater Pier at Alkantstrand Beach, this specially erected platform allows visitors to view the Humpback Dolphins that frequent the Richards Bay coastlines. Shark-netted beaches at Alkantstrand provide ample opportunity for safe bathing, fishing and picnicking.

The Boardwalk Shopping Centre in Richards Bay
Swimming at Alkantstrand beach in Richards Bay
The pier at Alkantstrand beach in Richards Bay
Tuzi Gazi waterfront in Richards Bay

Thulazihleke Pan is popular in Richards Bay and is the paradise of bird lovers. More than 350 bird species are registered here, and there is an expansive net of hiking trails and protected hides for bird watching.

Alkantstrand beach in Richards Bay
Homes in Richards Bay
Richards Bay Country Club in Richards Bay

The local country club boasts an 18-hole championship golf course situated on the banks of Lake Mzingazi. The breathtaking scenery and unexpected visits from local hippos, crocodiles, monkeys and fish eagles complement this challenging course.

Eating out at the Tuzi Gazi waterfront in Richards Bay
Sport players at Umhlathuze Central Sport Complex in Richards Bay

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