Body boarding off Newark Beach
A ski-boat launch site is situated
2 minutes from Bay View Lodge
Richards Bay Country Club on the shores of Lake Mzingazi
Small Craft Harbour
Hide at Thulasihleka Pan
Tuzi Gazi offers a vibrant leisure
and marine development
Traditional fighting techniques demonstrated at Shakaland
Richards Bay boast various pristine beaches:
- Alkantrand Beach - swimming , lifesavers, shark
nets, surfing, fishing, food outlet, braai facilities and a dolphin
- Durnford Point - Good fishing beach
- Five Mile Beach - Fishing
- Mbonambi Beach - Fishing
- Mtunzini Beach - Swimming and fishing
- Newark Beach - Swimming, surfing
with Lifesavers and sharknets
- Two Mile Beach - Good fishing beach
Deep sea Fishing
Boat owners are able to launch their boats at the Richards Bay Ski Boat
Club and the Meerensee Boat Club. Visitors can also enjoy a day’s
fishing aboard the private fishing charters.
Sailing and Maritime Interest
The small craft harbour and marina is a hive of international yachting
activity. Home to the Zululand Yacht Club, it offers superb facilities
The Harbour is South Africa's premier Multi Purpose and Dry Bulk Terminal
and arguably the most modern of SA's ports
This 944ha freshwater natural lake is home to an abundance of hippo’s
and crocodiles, and is the favoured feeding place of the fish eagles that
the town is renowned for. The lake has been left untouched and can best
be viewed in its natural splendour from the Richards Bay Country Club.
Richards Bay is one of South Africa's top birding areas due to the diverse
habitats: thornveld, Papyrus swamps, open freshwater lakes, Mangroves,
Dune forest to mudflats, open sea and sandbanks.The entire area has been
earmarked by Birdlife South Africa and Birdlife Zululand for major conservation
and avi-tourism development. Main birding areas:-
- Thulasihleka Pan
- Swamp Forest areas adjacent to Lake Mzingazi
- Southern Sanctuary
- The Harbour
- Ongoye Forest, Dlinza Forest and the Aerial boardwalk
- Nseleni Nature Reserve
- Mtunzini Lake Pobane (Goedetrou Dam)
Enseleni Nature Reserve
Situated 15 minutes drive from Richards Bay on the N2 towards Empangeni.
Entrance to the reserve is free and visitors are welcome to enjoy the
picnic / braai sites and self guided nature walks. A variety of small
mammals and an abundance of bird life can be seen.
A KZN Wildlife Reserve ± 20km from Richards Bay. Activities include
ski boating, hiking, swimming and surf fishing.
Richards Bay Country Club
This club is situated on the banks of Lake Mzingazi and boasts a variety
of sporting facilities including a spectacular 18-hole golf course, Squash,
Tennis, Snooker and Swimming.
The Tuzi Gazi Waterfront
An ideal playground for water sports enthusiasts. The up market
office complex, numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and walk on moorings
add to the vibrant atmosphere.
Boardwalk Shopping Centre
Richard's Bay's biggest shopping centre lies close to the entrance to
the town in the CBD (Central Business District). Here one can find everything.
There are cinemas, restaurants and bars and more than a hundred shops.
The local people are colourful and interesting. Learn about their history
and their culture. Visit:-