About Richards Bay Game Reserve

The Richards Bay 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.

Did you know? 300 species of birds have been recorded in these habitats including several rare migrant species new to the list of KwaZulu Natal birds.

Some of South Africa's most spectacular wetland scenery can be seen at the Richards Bay Game Reserve, a lagoon where aquatic birds and animal species, including hippopotamus and crocodile, are protected.

Numbers of wildlife and birdlife in the Richards Bay Game reserve are ever-increasing and the rare pink-backed pelican has been sighted in the area.

Flamingos, cormorants and some waders are prevelant in the reserve. This area is also an important nursery ground for marine fish such as grunter, salmon, perch and yellowfin.

The Richards Bay Lagoon is a natural, living example of how both commerce and nature are able to exist side by side in harmony.

Need to Know

WhereRichards Bay Game Reserve, Richards Bay, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenDaylight hours.

OvernightStay in Richards Bay Accommodation, KwaZulu Natal


Please note, business details can change. While we endeavour to ensure all information provided by the service provider is correct at the time of publication, we do not assume any liability caused by errors or changes, such as price, cost, time, and location. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described, before making any travel plans.


If this is your reserve, you can let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies, by email. We regret, we do not have any other information, please contact the provider if you have questions.

Game & Nature Reserves in KwaZulu Natal

In the vicinity

Hotels & other accommodation options in Richards Bay

Things to do in the area

Noteworthy attractions

Accommodation near Richards Bay Game Reserve

FIND / South Africa Accommodation / KwaZulu Natal Accommodation / Zululand Accommodation / Richards Bay Accommodation

Richards Bay as a destination

Want to stay overnight?


When would you like to stay?
Choose dates

Number of Guests

Why book with SA-Venues.com
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No airy fairy service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All Richards Bay property owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud).
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
Game Reserves
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay

SA-Venues.com® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.