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 R395 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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Challenor Ridge B&B
0.9 km

From R1000* unit


Challenor Ridge Richards Bay offer quality Richards Bay accommodtion that caters for Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering guests. Situated in the upmarket suburb of Richards bay called Meerensee. Richard... More Info

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Beach Dunes Holiday Apartment
1.1 km

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
1.1 km

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 Meer... More Info

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Imvubu Lodge
1.2 km

From R2194* unit

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Imvubu Lodge boasts the best of outdoor adventure and luxurious leisure as natural bush hugs each chalet and it is conveniently situated adjacent to the scenic Lake Menywa, with private access to the ... More Info

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Richards Bay Caravan Park
1.4 km

From R240 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 2015/2016.. This four... More Info

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La Rochelle Inn
1.7 km

From R930* unit

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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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Maroelas Guesthouse
2 km

From R295 pps

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Nested between the marula trees in Richards Bay, Meerensee, 2min 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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Mzingazi Waterfront
2 km

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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Benguela B & B
2.5 km

From R820* unit


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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Richards Bay Reviews

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

Richards Bay
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

Richards Bay
Amazing
- Nombuso Mkhwanazi

Richards Bay
Humid! The place was quite small, and there wasn't much variety. However, the waterfront was great and I recommend going to Porky's to eat out (don't let the name fool you, Porky's is an excellent restaurant).
- Elon Appel