Richards Bay at a glance


The busy town of Richards Bay began as a makeshift harbour set up by a Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards during the Anglo-Boer War of 1879 and settlement sprang up around a port now named after Richards.

The town is vibrant holiday destination offering the most beautiful scenery and beaches. It is one of the closest sea destinations from Gauteng and enjoys a summer climate all year round.

The tourism industry of this region is flourishing. The commercial and industrial development of Richards Bay has been a bonus for tourists and holiday makers. The business center has every modern facility and the town has excellent recreational facilities for residents and visitors.

The town has the country’s largest harbour and the most magnificent wetland scenery. The town also offers the visitor entrance to Zululand. This once forgotten corner of the African continent is a land of exquisite beauty characterized by incredible diversity. 

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