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 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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Imvubu Lodge
1 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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Challenor Ridge B&B
1 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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FigTree Lane Lodge
1.2 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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Benguela B & B
1.2 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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Umuzi Guest House
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

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Maroelas Guesthouse
1.4 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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The Bayshore Inn
1.5 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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Royal Pelican Bed & Breakfast
1.6 km

From R880* unit


Royal Pelican is situated in the main road of Richards Bay. The Bed & Breakfast accommodation is situated in a magnificently graceful garden with braai areas and swimming pool. We prepare a lovely Eng... 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