Accommodation near Soetwater Strand

Soetwater Strand is a pleasant swimming beach located near to Richards Bay, in the region of KwaZulu Natal.

It is a beach enjoyed by everyone, where children can play beach games or snorkel in the tidal pool under the watchful gaze of parents; and adults can relax on the warm sand or swim in the sea.

There are braai facilities available to beach-goers. Holidaymakers are advised to bring camping chairs and blankets as there aren’t any benches or designated seating areas. There is a beachfront restaurant nearby for diners wanting a sit-down meal - enjoy a refreshing beverage, fresh seafood and the views of the ocean.

While Soetwater Strand is safe for paddling at the shore, those who wish to duck under waves and wade into deeper waters should visit the neighbouring beach, Alkan Strand. The bay is shark-protected and patrolled by qualified lifeguards year-round. Additionally, its international blue flag status means that the beach is committed to conserving the surrounding environment, and upholds high standards of cleanliness and safety. 

Families in search of activities on those rainy days in Richards Bay can take a visit to one of the region’s oldest landmarks, the Durnford Lighthouse. The lighthouse was erected in 1916 and was named after one of Natal’s colonial engineers, A.W. Durnford. Since it was built, the building has been completely restructured.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Richards Bay Caravan Park
0.7 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

Imvubu Lodge
1 km

From R1994* 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. Has a beautiful sea view f... More Info

Beach Dunes Holiday Apartment
1.1 km

From R885* unit

This upmarket and well equipped, tastefully furnished 3 bedroom, two bathroom unit with sleeping space for 6 persons in 3 air conditioned bedrooms, is situated inside an electrically fenced secure com... More Info

FigTree Lane Lodge
1.2 km

From R480 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

Benguela B & B
1.2 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
1.4 km

From R495 pps

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

Tussen die Maroelas Guesthouse
1.4 km


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From R1500* 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

La Rochelle Inn
1.7 km

From R635 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

DuneSide Guest House
1.9 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

Mzingazi Waterfront
2.4 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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Richards Bay
Very clean and friendly town with all the required facilities needed
- Willie Farquhar

Richards Bay
Very nice, I'm actually relocating.
- Gcobisa Gcaba

Richards Bay
Is situated in a beautiful part of Kwazulu Natal
- W J.J. De Bruyn

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I fell inlove with Richards Bay....
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Awesome place, will return during the holiday season.
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