Accommodation near Alkantstrand

Alkanstrand is a great beach in the town of Richard's Bay in the far north of KwaZulu Natal. Richard's Bay is found near the border of Mozambique, at the mouth of the Mhlatuze River. The 30 square kilometre lagoon provides Richard's Bay with one of the largest harbours in the whole of South Africa. And for many years it was one of the major ports with regards to imports and exports passing through South Africa's borders. While it is still a relatively busy port, that is no longer its only claim to fame.

Alkanstrand beach (the name Alkanstrand meaning 'both sides of the beach'), is one of South Africa's beaches which has achieved Blue Flag status. Being so close to the Mozambican border, it is the most northern blue flag beach in South Africa.

The Blue Flag is an international initiative which sets strict standards with regards to the management of a beach. It relates to all aspects of that management, from the environmental management plan to the safety and convenience of beach users.

The Alkanstrand beach was awarded Blue Flag status a number of years ago and it is currently a favourite beach for locals. There is ample secure parking, wheelchair access and neat, well-maintained ablution facilities. Behind the beach there is a restaurant which has wind-protected seating and a nice view of the Indian Ocean. There is also a grassy patch with braai places and space for picnics.

This Blue Flag beach operates as such year-round and during the high season, from November to March, there are educational activities on offer. The wind is sometimes an issue in Richards Bay, but thanks to the harbour's breakwater, the beach is protected.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
FigTree Lane Lodge
0.7 km

From R505 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

Richards Bay Caravan Park
1.4 km

From R264 PPS

Richards Bay Caravan Park, one of two resorts in Richards Bay close to the beach, was nominated as the Number One Caravan Park in the Top 20 for 2006/7 and Best Park of the year 2016/2017. This four ... More Info

Wild Rocks Mzingazi Waterfront
1.7 km

From R1350* Unit

Wild Rocks Accommodation is all about offering our guests that Bayside vacation, sourced activities from Charters to paddle boats , and the idea of enhancing that family vacation to leave you returnin... More Info

La Rochelle Inn
1.7 km

From R495 PPS

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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

Tussen die Maroelas Guesthouse
2 km

From R1200* Unit

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

Benguela B & B
2.5 km

From R420 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

Umuzi Guest House#Home
3 km


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From R525 PPS

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

Nqabanqba BnB
3 km


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From R600* Unit

Situated 2.7 km from Alkantstrand Beach, Nqabanqaba features accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and a shared kitchen for your convenience. The bed and breakfast feature both WiFi and private... More Info

DuneSide Guest House
3.6 km

From R630 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

Hillton Manor Guest House
4.8 km

From R475 PPS

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Your host is Louise and she looks forward to welcoming you into their beautiful and luxurious guesthouse. Hillton Manor Guesthouse is situated in an exclusive cul-de-sac in Meerensee, a delightful coa... More Info

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