Richards Bay Travel Guide

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Richards Bay Things to Do

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    by dejavu2gb Written Apr 27, 2005

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    When visiting Richardsbay, a nice place to spend the days is on Alkantstrand. Its the most popular beach in Richardsbay, and is especially popular over the weekends and on holidays.

    Its set in a nice location with nice green lawns and lots of nice palms trees.
    Its also lifeguard protected, and has shark nets.

    Cannot locate a pic of the beach... sorry
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    by dejavu2gb Written Apr 27, 2005

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    There is not many things to do in Richardsbay, but one of the nice things is to go to the Lighthouse by Alkantstrand in Meerensee, and then go to the oulook. You can see all over the town, beaches and harbour, its really a nice view.

    View from the Lighthouse
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  • Richards Bay Hotels

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Richards Bay Hotels

  • Protea Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay

    C/O Pioneer and Bridgetown road, Richards Bay, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge

    Ngweni Rd, PO Box 247, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, 3960, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Protea Umfolozi River

    Off the N2, 40km north of Richards Bay, PO Box 127, Mtubatuba, Richards Bay, 3935, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Protea Hotel Shakaland

    Norman Hurst Farm, between Eshowe and Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal, 3816, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Protea Hotel Imvubu Lodge

    Over the past few years, I have had to spent time in Richards Bay on business, and prefer to stay in...

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  • The Richards Hotel

    3 Hibbert Dr, Meerensee, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, 3900, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Formule 1 Richards Bay

    6 White Pear Road, Richards Bay XII, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Phinda Forest & Mountain Lodges

    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Richards Bay Restaurants

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    by CatherineReichardt Updated Oct 1, 2010

    The waterfront at the Tuzi Gazi marina has several great restaurants offering al fresco dining in good weather and excellent food regardless of the weather!
    Predictably there is an emphasis on seafood, and I can highly recommend Maritano's Portuguese restaurant, which would make you feel as though you had been transported back to colonial Mozambique! The seafood platters are amazingly delicious, generous and excellent value: my German clients nearly fell of their chairs when they realised that the platter they thought was intended for the table to share was in fact a single portion!
    There is also an Italian restaurant and a Swiss restaurant which I also understand are good, although I've never managed to tear myself away from Maritano's to sample the competition!

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    by dejavu2gb Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    One of the most popular places in Richardsbay, is the Elepant and I coffee shop. I never miss going there whenever I am in Richardsbay.
    They have a great selection of foods, and specialise in breakfasts and lunches.
    They have great cakes and make very tasty milkshakes, all of this in a very stylish surrounding.

    Favorite Dish: My absolute favourite is the Ham (or bacon) and Cheese croissant. Its very very large and laden with cheese, its just so tasty.

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    by dejavu2gb Written Apr 27, 2005

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    Being quite a small town, the vatiety of restaurants are quite limited, but Panarottis, is a very nice place that offers a range of Italian dishes.
    Their prices are very reasonable, and the food is very tasty.

    What is nice about this restaurant is that its part of the restaurant next door, so if you are not in the mood for Italian and the rest of your party is, you can order from their menu, which has steaks, salads, burgers etc.

    Favorite Dish: Their garlic bread is very good, and they also bring you extra garlic, so I just laden my food with garlic, and then for the rest of the day I have to avoid speaking to people for fear of them fainting from my garlic breath... hehehe charming huh... lol

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Richards Bay Shopping

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    by dejavu2gb Written Apr 28, 2005

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    The biggest shopping mall in Richardsbay, offering a range of shops, including fashion, supermarket, food and cinema.

    Is very popular expecially over weekend as there are many people that flock there for their weekly shopping.

    What to buy: They have a few clothing stores, a few restaurants, a games arcade, a cinema and a supermarket.

    Boardwalk, Richardsbay
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Richards Bay Off The Beaten Path

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    by dejavu2gb Written Apr 28, 2005

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    About an hours drive north of Richardsbay, you will get to St Lucia.
    The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park comprises of a Rivermouth of about 60km long, which forms a lagoon parallel to the coast.
    There are many different species of bird and fish to be seen in this World Heritage Site.
    St Lucia is a very popular holiday destination amongs South Africans. Its a delightful seaside town with a range of accommodation and many things for the visitors to do.

    St Lucia
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