Richards Bay Places of Interest

Richards Bay is situated in Zululand, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Richards Bay

Enseleni Nature Reserve

The Enseleni Nature Reserve is a small reserve of 293 hectares lying just inland from the town of Richards Bay, almost midway between Empangeni and Richards Bay. Obviously it is a popular day's outing for ...

Mzingazi Golf Estate

The Mzingazi Golf Estate is situated in the quiet seaside town of Richardís Bay, known for its balmy weather and excellent beaches. In fact, the golf course is flanked by the Indian Ocean and the Mzingazi ...

Richards Bay Game Reserve

The Reserve has remnant stands of swamp forest, the Thulazihleka Bird viewing hide in small swamp and the Tidal Mudflats and shallows south of the Mhlatuzi river. 300 species of birds have been recorded in ...

Attractions AROUND Richards Bay

Cecil Mack's Pass

Cecil Mack's Pass is one of the most remote border crossings in South Africa. It lies in the Lebombo Mountains on the boundary between KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. Officially it has been closed since flood ...

Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve

Found just outside the little town of Eshowe, the Dlinza Forest is one of two indigenous forests that lie close to one another in this southern part of Zululand; the other is Entumeni. Dlinza, 250-hectares of ...

Empangeni Golf Club

The Empangeni Country Club was formed in the early 1900's and photographs of the first Club president and honours board indicate that record keeping was initiated in 1921. The original 18 hole Golf Course was ...

Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park was declared South Africa's first Natural World Heritage Site on 1 December 1999. It is considered South Africa's third largest park and extends from Mapelane (Cape St. ...

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is the only park under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal where the Big Five occur. Established in 1895, this is the oldest game park in South Africa along with nearby St Lucia ...

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Now known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia Wetland Park lies on the north eastern edge of KwaZulu-Natal. The incredibly beautiful series of beaches, coral reefs, lakes, swamps, wetlands, woodlands, ...

Kuleni Game Park

Kuleni Game Park is the product of many years or careful thought and planning. It's a warm and friendly place, created in the wild to give a feeling of safety and togetherness with the wildlife and the ...

Mapelane Nature Reserve

Mapelane Nature Reserve is the southernmost reserve within the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park. The Mapelane Nature Reserve is situated on the south bank of the Umfolozi River where it enters the sea, opposite ...

Ongoye Forest Nature Reserve

Ngoye Forest Reserve, better known as the Ongoye Forest Reserve, lies in the north of KwaZulu-Natal between Mtunzini, Eshowe and Emangeni, some 150 kilometres north of Durban. Ongoye is regarded as one of the ...

Route 66 Zululand Heritage Route

Whilst the name of the route brings the battlefields of Ladysmith, Colenso, Dundee and Volksrust to mind, Route 66 is of a slightly different nature. Rather than heading up and around the N3, Route 66 takes ...

Umlalazi Nature Reserve

Umlalazi Nature Reserve is a strip of green on KwaZulu-Natal's north coast at the town of Mtunzini, roughly half an hour's drive from Richards Bay. The reserve is probably most famous for its protected group ...

Zululand Birding Route

KwaZulu-Natal is a world-famous birding venue, its forests, grasslands, mountains, wetlands, bushveld and estuarine, coastline and open ocean habitats a feast of diverse birding. The coastal province is ...

... and little further afield

AmaZulu Game Reserve

Situated in Northern KwaZulu Natal, on the banks of the Mkuze River, the Amazulu Private Game Reserve is the home of the Amakhosi and Mkuze Falls Lodges. Boasting 10 000 hectares, this private game reserve is ...

Fort Nongqayi Museum Village

This beautiful old fort was originally created in the middle of the Dlinza Forest in eShowe in 1883. Around 90 barefoot Zulu police (known as the Nongqayi or 'restrainers') moved into the building to maintain ...

iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve

iGwala Gwala Nature Reserve lies just outside of Ithala Game Reserve and is a registered Heritage Site. As such the reserve has a rich biodiversity with tracts of riverine and other forest in the lower parts ...

Ithala Game Reserve

This magnificent Ithala Game reserve, tumbling from the heights of the Ngotshe Mountains a thousand meters down into a deep valley, carved over the aeons by the Phongolo River revealing the world's oldest rock ...

Martyr's Cross

Martyrís Cross is a monument that was erected in memory of the first Christian martyr in Zululand, Maqhamusela Khanyile. In the latter half of the 1800ís, soldiers were not permitted to become baptised ...

Ngome Forest Reserve

Ngome Forest lies on the southern slopes of high altitude mistbelt grasslands, near the western extremities of Zululand, 70 km east of Vryheid. Here the rolling hills have a climate of their own, and the air ...

Ondini Historical Reserve

Ulundi (uluNdi) lies on the banks of the White Mfolozi River on a hill overlooking the valley below. Its name means 'the high place' and, given its advantage over any approaching enemy, it is small wonder this ...

Raphia Palm Forest

The Raphia Palm Forest has been an official National Monument since 1942, thanks to its diversity and unique botanical value. This natural monument is one of only 18 botanical places in the country. The palms ...

Shakaland Zulu Cultural Village

Shakaland has been hailed as one of the best Zulu experiences on the continent, thanks to its authenticity and the sheer element of fun that infuses every part of it. This is, technically, a replica of a ...

Thanda Private Game Reserve

Situated 23km north of Hluhluwe in northern Zululand, Thanda Private Game Reserve is a celebration of the Zulu people and their rich culture. Not only will guests have the opportunity to learn more about their ...

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