Set up originally by Commodore of the Cape, Sir Frederick Richards during the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879, it soon became a makeshift harbour in order to supply the surrounds and abroad. In 1976, Richards Bay harbour was converted into a deep water harbour in order to facilitate heavier vessels and the railway and oil/gas pipelines were linked to the city of Johannesburg
Now days Richards Bay is a large draw card for surfers and holiday goers alike. With its wide variety of Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering apartments as well as guesthouses, Richards Bay accommodation has something for everyone.
Situated in a prime location, between St Lucia
and Durban, Richards Bay is a popular destination for all sorts of travellers heading to and from the towns along the East Coast of South Africa. With one of the prime airports of South Africa located in Durban, Richards Bay is often the end destination of those flying into the King Shaka Airport.
Located slightly further along the N2, heading north is the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. With day safaris and game drives, it is a perfect option for a family activity in KwaZulu-Natal. The best way to make the most of the day trips that can be done in and around the area, is making use of the guesthouses and self-catering apartments in Richards Bay. From there it is a quick drive to the surrounds game reserves or along the coast to see the beautiful Indian Ocean.
If you're looking for places to stay in KwaZulu-Natal, Venues 4 Africa has great lists of all types of accommodation to suit any need. Regarding the amazing accommodation in Richards Bay, check out the below list of venues in the area and take your pick of some of the best accommodation in Kwazulu Natal.