Richards Bay Accommodation

Accommodation in Richardís Bay covers a wide variety of options from self-catering cottages near the beach 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.

Richardís Bay is situated in northern part of KwaZulu Natal Ė so far north in fact that the Mozambiquan 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 Richardís Bay climate is subtropical with hot humid summers and warm, drier winters. The warm Indian Ocean ensures that swimming is possible all year Ďround.

Richardís Bayís 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 Richardís 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 Richardís 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 Richardís Bay a hot kite-surfing spot too, while the Richardís Bay Estuary is a great place for bird lovers to relax and tick off some species from their Ďmust-seeí lists.

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Hippo Inn

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From R330 pps

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Hippo Inn are situated in a upmarket suburb Meer en See in Richards Bay This Guesthouse offers luxury accommodation that is ideal for business and leisure. ... More Info

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DuneSide Guest House

From R516 pps


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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La Mer Lodge

From R400 pps

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Set in the lovely quiet suburb of Arboretum extension in Richardsís 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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Nyathi Lodge

From R800 pps


We pride ourselves on superb African hospitality and personal attention while providing comfort and luxury at an affordable price. Situated close to the Richards Bay airport, CBD, swimming beaches and... More Info

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Benguela B & B

From R540 pps


Your Hosts Louis & Lyndy Gersbach welcomes you to an affordable accommodation in the suburb of Meerensee. Centrally situated, close to shopping centres and businesses, 5 min to beach. Richards Bay o... More Info

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FigTree Lane Lodge

From R330 pps


Figtree Lane lodge situated in Richards Bay, on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It is conveniently placed between Durban and the nature reserves in the north of KZN and has one of the largest harbo... More Info

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Town Hopper

From R700* unit


Beehive Cottage: -Self-Catering- (6 adults downstairs and 4 children in the loft) --- Minimum Rate (10 Adults') --- Maximum Rate 50% Deposit to confirm your reservation ē Sleeps 6 people downstairs (... More Info

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Beach Dunes Holiday Apartment

From R805* unit


This upmarket well equipped and tastefully furnished 3 bedroom, two bathroom unit with sleeping space for 6 persons is situated inside an electrically fenced secure complex in MEERENSEE. It has a very... More Info

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The Bayshore Inn

From R500* unit


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 M... More Info

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Mzingazi Waterfront

From R1045* unit


The perfect place for business men / women and couples. All apartments have breathtaking views overlooking Pelican Island and the Yacht Club.... More Info

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Richards Bay Reviews

Richards Bay Accommodation has been rated 4/5 based on 42 reviews.

Richards Bay
It's a perfect location, the sea and the mall makes you feel like staying there forever.
- Sezanele Zondi

Richards Bay
People are friendly the weather is nice and warm and the beach was clean and not crowded.
- eve Bodiba

Richards Bay
My overall impression of the town is favorable with well maintained roads, good shopping centers and great facilities.
- Martin Birtwhistle

Richards Bay
Richards Bay is a stunning holiday destination.
The roads are wide and the views spectacular.
We will be visiting again soon!

- MONIQUE FEILING

Richards Bay
Nice harbour town that gives you the opportunity to relax for a few days, shut the rest of the world out for a while.
- Jenni Figueiredo