Richards Bay Accommodation

Richards Bay offers visitors a wide variety of options from self-catering cottages, to budget accommodation and luxury hotels to hotels in the city centre. Its close proximity to interesting regions as well as its pristine beaches make it a good place to stop over on a South African road trip.

Richards Bay is situated in northern part of KwaZulu Natal - so far north in fact that the Mozambique border is just a few hours away. It is situated on the coast and as such experiences slightly less extreme temperature fluctuations than inland destinations. The Richard's Bay climate is subtropical with hot humid summers and warm, drier winters. The warm Indian Ocean ensures that swimming is possible all year 'round.

Richards Bay's main claim to fame is as an industrial town, having started its life as a harbour. Today it is a deep sea harbour and hub of mining activity. The dunes around the town, which lies 180 kilometres north of Durban, are mined for coal, titanium and iron. But despite the mining activity and industrial nature of the place, one can still have a good time in Richards Bay.

The city is situated on a coastal plain, meaning the area is largely flat. It is dotted with unique coastal dune forest but of course, the glistening white beaches steal the show. Alkanstrand Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Richards Bay due to its Blue Flag status. The water is pleasantly warm and safe to swim in and the beach is spotlessly clean. It is popular amongst sun worshippers, walkers and joggers.

The consistent wind received by this section of the KwaZulu Natal coast make Richards Bay a hot kite-surfing spot too, while the Richard's Bay Estuary is a great place for bird lovers to relax and tick off some species from their 'must-see' lists. To make it even more of a convenient spot to holiday, Richards Bay has a small airport catering for tourists.

Whether for work or play, a trip to Richard's Bay will not disappoint.

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La Mer Lodge
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Set in the lovely quiet suburb of Arboretum extension in Richards's bay, this three star lodge is situated approximately 1.5 km from the CBD and Boardwalk shopping complex where you will find numerous... More Info

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Situated in the leafy suburb of Birdswood, Serendipity is close to the business district (CBD), Broadwalk shopping complex, Country Club and golf course, beaches and small crafts harbour with it's num... More Info

From R390 pps


Woodpecker Inn offers the comforts of country living, nestled in Birdswood, with superb thatched lodges in a park like setting, whether on business or as a guest in our beautiful country, Woodpecker I... More Info

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DuneSide Guest House is located in the city of uMhlathuze, Richards Bay, in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The true gateway to the most prestigious game parks, beaches, game lodges and sanctuaries in Zul... More Info

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Umuzi Guest House boasts with luxurious and spacious rooms, excellent food and ample parking for our visitors. Umuzi Guest House is set in a peaceful surrounding and we are confident that you will fin... More Info

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Nested between the marula trees in Richards Bay, Meerensee, 5min drive from the beach, beachfront and waterfront which entertains a huge selection of restaurants, and also close to the local ski-boat ... More Info

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Fresh sea breezes and warm hospitality. The Bayshore Inn is the ideal seaside escape offering comfortable accommodation to suit the budget conscious traveller. Situated in the exclusive suburb of Meer... More Info

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Hornbill Cottage ( 2 Single beds - Self catering) Kiewiet Cottage ( 2 Single beds - Self Catering) Lourie Cottage ( 2 Single beds- Self Catering) Whydah Cottage - Self-Catering- (4 Adults and 2 ... More Info

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Nestled in the heart of Richard Bay you will find luxury, yet affordable, neat and clean self catering accommodation that will suite your family or business like a glove. Only 500m, safe walking dista... More Info

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La Rochelle is situated in Meerensee, the beach and lake suburb of Richards Bay. Guests may choose to spend time on one of the numerous popular beaches, all only a few minutes away by car, or soak up ... More Info

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Richards Bay
Is situated in a beautiful part of Kwazulu Natal
- Willie De Bruyn

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I fell inlove with Richards Bay....
- Mamosa Tsawane

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Awesome place, will return during the holiday season.
- Precious Mthembu

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I love Richards Bay. Wonderfull and very friendly town. Will go back anytime again
- Naas Bester

Richards Bay
Great place to take the family and friends,
- Jeffrey Makgoba